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The Voting Begins

Rep. Paul Ryan and his wife Janna, right, answer questions from local and region press organizations after voting at the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, Wis., on election day, Tuesday. (AP Photo/The Janesville Gazette, Mark Kauzlarich)

Americans went to the polls on Tuesday to decide whether to give President Obama a second term or to replace him with Mitt Romney after a long, hard-fought campaign that centered on who would heal the battered economy and what role government should play in the 21st century. From makeshift voting sites in East Coast communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy to the more typical voting booths set up in school gyms, libraries and town halls across the rest of the country, people began lining up before dawn to cast their ballots — collectively writing the ending to a bitter, expensive presidential campaign in which the candidates, parties, and well-heeled outside groups were on pace to spend some $2.6 billion/Michael Cooper, New York Times. More here.

Question: I've already voted. When do you plan to vote today (if you haven't already voted absentee)?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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