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5:45 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 …
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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.
Jessica McWilliams / CBS Philly:
Judge Orders Obama Mural Covered At Northeast Philadelphia Polling Place
Discussion: Election 2012 and The Raw Story
Zachary Roth / msnbc.com:
Machine turns vote for Obama into one for Romney  —  A Pennsylvania electronic voting machine has been taken out of service after being captured on video changing a vote for President Obama into one for Mitt Romney, NBC News has confirmed.  —  The video was first posted on Youtube by user “centralpavoter.”
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Max Read / Gawker:
An Expert Weighs in on That Viral Reddit ‘Voter Fraud’ Video  —  When we asked people to share their stories of voting irregularity earlier today, dozens of people shared this video — currently on the Reddit front page with nearly 20,000 up-votes — of a Pennsylvania voting machine seemingly altering a man's vote from Obama to Romney.
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 …
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Marc Tracy / The New Republic:
Nate Silver Is a One-Man Traffic Machine for the Times  —  “FiveThirtyEight is drawing huge traffic,” New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson told me yesterday.  She added, “What's interesting is a lot of the traffic is coming just for Nate.”  —  There has been plenty of controversy …
Kevin Robillard / Reuters:
Dan Rather's gut: ‘Good day’ for Mitt  —  Longtime television journalist Dan Rather said on Tuesday that reporters shouldn't predict elections based on their gut — but added that his tells him Mitt Romney will have a good day.  —  “Something in my gut tells me that it's going to be a good day for Romney …
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Dan Rather: 'My Gut Tells Me It's Going To Be a Good Day for Romney'
Discussion: Conservatives4Palin
Darrel Rowland / dispatchpolitics.dispatch.com:
True the Vote observers barred from Franklin County polling places  —  A Houston-based group that wanted to monitor 30 Franklin County polling places for potential voter fraud was thwarted yesterday by the county elections board.  —  True the Vote - whose Ohio branch is called the Voter Integrity Project …
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detroitnews.com:
Southfield Twp. voter appears to die, then asks ‘Did I vote?’  —  Southfield Township — Sometimes dead men really do get to vote.  —  Ty Houston, 48, a home care registered nurse, was toiling on his absentee ballot Monday afternoon when things got strange at township offices on 13 Mile.
Discussion: The Hill and Gawker
Sasha Belenky / The Huffington Post:
Chris Christie Slams ‘Know-Nothing, Disgruntled’ Mitt Romney Staffers … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Chris Christie, Elections 2012, Elections 2012, Video, 2012 Presidential Election 2012, Presidential Election, Chris Christie Mitt Romney, Election 2012, Mitt Romney Chris Christie, Politics News
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Melissa Hayes / NorthJersey.com:
Christie: Hug from Bruce made me weep
John Podhoretz / Commentary Magazine:
It's Now Public: Editors Rejigger Polls  —  With the poll-obsessed talk of the past six months, those who raise questions about problems with them are often subjected to scorn and derision on the grounds that they are simply objecting to surveys whose results they don't like.
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John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Mitt's key to victory
Lauren Goode / AllThingsD:
If You Want to Stay out of Jail, Don't Instagram Your Ballot  —  A not-so-surprising thing happened this morning: My Instagram feed morphed from photos of dogs, kids, fancy coffees and food porn into a stream of people's voting ballots.  —  Photo courtesy of Instagram.
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Joan Rusek / Plain Dealer:
Geauga election chief predicts 80 percent voter turnout today, polls are open until 7:30 p.m.  —  CHARDON - Roberta E. Halford, director of Geauga County's board of elections predicted an 80 percent voter turnout today.  —  This compares to a 78 percent turnout for the 2008 presidential election.
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Brianna DiPilato / WOUB Public Media:
Athens County Election Officials: Morning Voter Turn Out Low
Discussion: National Review
Fox News:
New Black Panthers back at Philly voting site  —  Jerry Jackson was back at the same North Philadelphia polling site where he was accused in 2008 of voter intimidation.  —  A member of the New Black Panther Party who was charged with voter intimidation in the 2008 election for standing outside …
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David Weigel / Slate:
The Black Panther Panic Returns!
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Foreign election officials amazed by trust-based U.S. voting system  —  For the head of Libya's national election commission, the method by which Americans vote is startling in that it depends so much on trust and the good faith of election officials and voters alike.
CNN:
CNN to Display Electoral Results Atop Empire State Building  —  Empire State Building to Utilize Brand New Lighting Technology  —  CNN will join forces Tuesday evening with the Empire State Building to display to New Yorkers and the network's viewers in the United States and around the world the results of the presidential election.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Election Judge Wears Obama Cap While Checking in Voters in Obama's Chicago Ward  —  Here's a photo of an election judge checking in voters in Barack Obama's Chicago ward—wearing an Obama baseball cap:  —  “This photo, taken by a voter this morning at the Ward 4, Precinct 37 polling place …
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.
Rebecca J. Rosen / The Atlantic Online:
New Jersey's Vote-by-Email Meltdown  —  The state has decided to extend email voting for those displaced by the storm until Friday, after too many people have been unable to submit their ballots.  —  Reuters  —  When New Jersey announced over the weekend that it would allow voters displaced …
Discussion: Wired, Verified Voting and News Desk
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
After an Emotional Finale, Team Obama Fears a Split Decision  —  The final day of Barack Obama's career as a campaigner began around 10 a.m. Monday in Madison, Wisconsin, where Bruce Springsteen spoke for all of us when he remarked that it was hard to get fired up so early in the morning.
Bloomberg:
When Zombies Invade, Who Do You Want for President?  —  Every insult has been hurled, every fact misrepresented; positions have been shifted and ventilated and dissected and caricatured.  —  We know, more or less (less, in the case of one candidate) where the next president will come …
Ryan J. Reilly / Talking Points Memo:
Turmoil Follows As Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Meets Reality  —  WASHINGTON — Voting and civil rights activists said Tuesday that Pennsylvania's new voter ID law was causing mass confusion across the state as people tried to go to the polls.  —  Because of a judge's ruling in October …
Discussion: Philly.com
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Ohio Viewers Hit By Anti-Obama TV ‘Special’ On Election Eve  —  If you live in or around Columbus, Ohio, and were watching TV last night, you may have seen a local news team presenting some peculiar analysis of the presidential race.  —  ABC affiliate WSYX in Columbus aired a half-hour …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Sky Dancing
 
 
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Rebecca Berg / BuzzFeed:
Why Missouri Democrats Are Still Nervous
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Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
2012: A Close Race, With a High Degree of Uncertainty
Sheila Bair / Fortune:
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Elizabeth Hartfield / ABCNEWS:
Early Voting Battleground Tallies
Discussion: PoliPundit.com and ABCNEWS
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
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 Earlier Items: 
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
An Inquiring Nation Wants to Know: ‘Who Is Running for President?’
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bigstory.ap.org:
‘GANGNAM STYLE,’ OBAMA STYLE?
Discussion: BuzzFeed and Gawker
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Chris Matthews Goes On Obnoxious Rant Against ‘Idiots’ Who Vote Third Party Or Stay Home
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
Mitt Romney Is Running Out of Time
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