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Presidential Vote May Outshine State Ballot Initiatives

Along with voting for the next president, people across the country are deciding on a long list of state ballot initiatives. The issues range from same-sex marriage to marijuana regulation and taxation. Steve Inskeep talks to Josh Goodman, a staff writer for the Pew Center on the States, about some of the state issues getting the most attention.
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Obama Spends Election Day In Chicago

President Obama is spending Election Day at his home in Chicago, having wrapped up the election campaign with a rally in Iowa Monday night. Tuesday's plans call for some TV and radio interviews and maybe a game of basketball with some friends.
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Sandy Likely To Affect New York Voter Turnout

On this Election Day, people in New York are casting their ballots even though many still don't have power — or even homes to return to. Some polling stations are struggling to get reliable power.
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Voting In Your Swim Trunks: Why Not?

There are many diverse ways to vote around the world; see a gallery of just a few.
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D.C. Residents Face Three Charter Amendments On Ballot

Due to last year's ethics overhaul in the District, D.C. voters face three charter amendments on this year's ballot.

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Voting Queue Etiquette: Hey, Buddy, That's Out Of Line!

On or around Election Day, millions of Americans will show up at their polling places and settle in for what could be a long wait in line to cast their ballots. So how do you respond if the person behind you decides it's the perfect time to loudly express his political opinion? A look at what some voters say is OK and what's not at the polls.
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The Battle For Congress: Senate And House Races To Watch

Republicans need a net gain of just three or four seats to take over the Senate and — assuming they keep the House — consolidate influence on Capitol Hill. Despite the favorable election arithmetic, Republicans are foundering in several key Senate races and face an uphill battle.
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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.
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GOP Eyes Gains As Voters In 11 States Pick Governors

While the occupant of the governor's office is historically far less important than the party that controls the state legislature, top state officials in coming years are expected to wield significant influence in at least one major area: health care.
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Voters To Settle Tight And Turbulent Presidential Battle

Americans go to the polls today to choose the winner of the long, expensive and bitter race between President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. The outcome is expected to be determined by a handful of battleground states, and perhaps only one.

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