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12:45 PM ET, November 6, 2012

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John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Are the Democrats Trying to Steal Pennsylvania?  [Updated]  —  It is being reported that Democratic Party operatives are evicting court-appointed Republican poll watchers from polling places in Philadelphia.  Specifically, this reportedly has happened in Ward 32, Div 13; Ward 43, Div 14 …
Discussion: TBogg and The Greenroom
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Fox News:
Judge issuing order to reinstate booted Philadelphia election officials, Republicans say  —  A Pennsylvania judge is issuing an order to reinstate Republican election officials across Philadelphia who allegedly were ejected or refused entry by on-site Democratic voting chief judges, GOP officials tell Fox News.
Paul Bedard / Washington Examiner:
Philly GOP: Poll inspectors being ousted for Dems
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Nov. 5: Late Poll Gains for Obama Leave Romney With Longer Odds  —  Mitt Romney has always had difficulty drawing a winning Electoral College hand.  Even during his best period of polling, in the week or two after the first presidential debate in Denver, he never quite pulled ahead …
Melissa Hayes / NorthJersey.com:
Christie: Hug from Bruce made me weep  —  After days touring the devastation at the Jersey Shore and across New Jersey, Governor Christie said there was a highlight to his emotional week: Finally getting the chance to talk to Bruce Springsteen, his music idol.
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Peter Hamby / CNN:
Christie adviser denies report about Romney invitation
James Hohmann / Politico:
Battleground Tracking Poll: Dead heat  —  BOSTON—The presidential race is tied going into Election Day.  —  The final POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll of 1,000 likely voters — conducted Sunday and Monday — shows Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama each claiming 47 percent nationally.
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Gallup:
Romney 49%, Obama 48% in Gallup's Final Election Survey
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Mitt's key to victory  —  What pollsters aren't blaring  —  If Mitt Romney wins tonight, it'll likely be because of something revealed by a little-noticed statistic released yesterday by the polling firm Rasmussen — following a similar statistic last week from Gallup.
Corey Boles / Wall Street Journal:
GOP Faces Obstacles in Regaining Senate Control  —  Control of the U.S. Senate is up for grabs Tuesday, and the outcome of the baker's dozen of competitive races will be important to determining how successful the winner in the presidential race will be in implementing his platform over the next four years.
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Jake Sherman / Politico:
John Boehner: No tax hike on top earners
Discussion: First Read
Associated Press:
New Congress Likely to Frustrate Obama or Romney
Discussion: Politico
Jason Linkins / The Huffington Post:
Dixville Notch Election Results 2012: Obama And Romney Tie, 5 Votes Apiece … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Barack Obama , Mitt Romney, Barack Obama 2012 , Elections 2012, Video, 2012 Election Results, Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, Dixville Notch 2012, Dixville Notch Election Results 2012 …
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This Just In:
A tie for Obama and Romney in nation's first results
Joseph / Plunderbund:
[UPDATED] True The Vote Forged Signatures To Get Observers At Ohio Polls  —  Yesterday we reported that True the Vote was attempting to place observers at precincts in Central Ohio, focusing on African American districts.  We also noted that there might be some problems with the forms …
SEIU.org:
Evidence Suggests PA GOP Poll Watchers Systematically Targeting African American Precincts  —  WASHINGTON, DC - After receiving information indicating that the Pennsylvania Republican Party and the Pittsburgh Tea Party may be systematically sending poll watchers to predominantly African American precincts …
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NRO Symposium / National Review:
Election Crystal Ball  —  ROBERT ALT  —  Ohio has been evenly divided for so long that it is hard to remember a time when we were not in this interminable election season or when Ohio was not “in play” or tied.  But fortune favors the bold, and momentum and a faltering economy favor the challenger.
Discussion: VoteSeeing and Booman Tribune
Mark Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
2012 Exit Polls: Why They Won't Tell You Who Won … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Elections 2012, Barack Obama , Mitt Romney, Elections 2012, Barack Obama , Video, 2012 Election Polls, 2012 Exit Polls, 2012 Polls, Election 2012, Election Polls 2012, Elections, Exit Polls …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org blogs
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Colin Campbell / Politicker:
Obama Campaign to Supporters: Don't Panic Over Early Exit Polls
Jeffrey Toobin / News Desk:
Ready for a Recount?  —  Suppose it's close, and suppose, further, that Ohio makes the difference.  Prepare, then, for a prolonged bout of insanity.  —  In recent elections, Ohio voters have cast about two hundred thousand provisional ballots in major statewide contests.
Discussion: New York Magazine
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Romney up 92K in OH early voting?  Update: Gannett pulls link; Update: EV up 14% in 2008 McCain counties, down in Obama counties; Update: Gannett “regrets the error”  —  Update: The data is still up at the Gannett site, but they've pulled the link from the front page.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Jason Howerton / TheBlaze.com:
CHICAGO SOURCE TELLS AUTHOR BRAD THOR: OBAMA CAMPAIGN PLANNING TO PROCLAIM EARLY VICTORY TO ‘DEMORALIZE ROMNEY SUPPORTERS’  —  New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor, based in Chicago, tells TheBlaze that the Obama campaign may be planning to preemptively announce victory …
Michael Walsh / National Review:
Crush Them  —  Conservatives have a rare opportunity tomorrow to do something they signally failed to do in the landslide elections of 1972 and 1984: finish the job.  Nixon's victory was vitiated by Watergate and quickly revenged by Woodward and Bernstein, leading to his replacement in 1974 by Jerry Ford …
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
Mitt Romney Is Running Out of Time  —  Pulling up in the press bus onto the grounds of Stony Brook Farm in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, you couldn't help but be struck by the size and sweep of the crowd awaiting Mitt Romney.  At least 25,000 strong — 30k-plus if you believed the campaign …
Election / BREITBART.COM:
DETROIT POLLS: OBAMA CAMPAIGNER PUNCHES VOTER IN FACE  —  REPORT: A woman in a Detroit polling location was aggressively campaigning for Obama.  A female voter in line objected.  The Obama supporter punched the woman in the face.
David Frum / CNN:
America's voting system is a disgrace  —  Editor's note: David Frum, a CNN contributor, is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast.  He is the author of seven books, including a new novel, “Patriots,” and was a special assistant to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Hullabaloo
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
E-Mail Voting Fails Some New Jersey Residents  —  Bouncing e-mail addresses, personal Hotmail accounts.  “It's really maddening,” says Tanz.  —  New Jersey's last-minute offer of e-mail voting to displaced residents was greeted by concern by security experts, who warn that e-mail offers a fast track to voter fraud.
Discussion: New York Magazine
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Salvador Rizzo / New Jersey Online:
N.J.'s emergency email voting system could cause problems, experts say
 
 
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Lauren Goode / AllThingsD:
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Donovan Slack / Politico:
Chrysler gives workers day off to vote
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Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Romney votes ahead of last-minute Election Day visits to Ohio, Pa.
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Ramsey Cox / The Hill:
GOP senators: Thousands of ballots unlikely to reach military voters in time
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First Read:
Obama concludes: 'We've come too far to let our hearts grow faint'
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Dan Springer / Fox News:
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Politico:
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