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Guide For The Day: An Election Day Timeline

The final day in the 2012 political marathon has arrived. Here's an hour-by-hour guide to key times across the nation on Election Day.

On Election Eve, Obama And Romney Try Blazing A Path To 270

On Election Eve, Obama And Romney Try Blazing A Path To 270On the final day of the 2012 campaign, President Obama and Mitt Romney made a last push in states that could be critical to victory. Obama was scheduled to campaign in three swing states, while Romney had events planned in four. The only overlap was in Ohio, considered the linchpin of the election.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Sandy Could Dent The Vote, But It’s Unclear Which Candidate It Would Hurt More

Sandy Could Dent The Vote, But It’s Unclear Which Candidate It Would Hurt MoreThe effects of the superstorm could hurt turnout in traditionally blue states, limiting the popular vote for President Obama. But if Obama's response to the disaster is looked upon favorably, the opposition might be less motivated to turn out.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Sandy Could Dent The Vote, But It’s Unclear If It Hurts Obama Or Romney More

Sandy Could Dent The Vote, But It’s Unclear If It Hurts Obama Or Romney MoreThe effects of Sandy the superstorm could hurt turnout in blue states, but maybe for both parties. It raises the prospect of limiting the popular vote for President Obama. And while electoral votes are what matter, the popular vote still could come into play in giving the winner some sense of a mandate.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Nine States; Near-Unlimited Cash; A Flurry Of Ads

Nine States; Near-Unlimited Cash; A Flurry Of AdsDemocrats and Republicans are on track to spend about $1 billion each on TV advertising in the presidential race — most of it negative and almost all in battleground states. There's little evidence the ads sway voters, but the campaigns are happy to settle for low odds, given the lingering memories of the close 2000 election.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Watchdog Groups Prep For Voter Intimidation, Fraud

Watchdog Groups Prep For Voter Intimidation, FraudBoth conservative and liberal groups are preparing to monitor the Nov. 6 elections. They're all looking to report any transgressions they may see on Election Day.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama Campaign Invokes ‘537’ To Get Out The Vote

An Obama campaign ad airing in swing states referencing the 2000 Florida recount uses memorable images of the days following the election to encourage supporters to vote. It calls 537 "the number of votes that changed the course of American history."» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Florida Republican Rep. David Rivera Charged In Ethics Probe

Florida Republican Rep. David Rivera Charged In Ethics ProbeRep. David Rivera, R-Fla., was charged Wednesday by Florida authorities with alleged ethics violations while he was in the state Legislature, perhaps imperiling his bid for re-election to the House in an already tight contest.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Florida Officials Investigate Fake Voter Eligibility Letters

It's a sign that Election Day is getting closer: increasing reports of efforts to intimidate or mislead voters. Letters from an unknown source have been sent to voters in at least 20 Florida counties questioning their citizenship and eligibility to vote.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Little-Known Florida School Hopes For Presidential Debate Bump

Little-Known Florida School Hopes For Presidential Debate BumpLynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., hosts the third and final presidential debate Monday. In the year since Lynn snagged the debate, its 2,000 students have watched a quiet campus turn into a hotbed of activity.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us