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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 is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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