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America Goes To The Polls


Jeff Roberson - Associated Press

A man walks into his polling place, Star Bridge Christian Center, before sunrise to cast his ballot in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Wildwood, Mo.


Gregory Bull - Associated Press

Hal Pigg is reflected in an image of a flag, as he casts his vote on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Jamul, Calif. After a grinding presidential campaign President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, yielded center stage to American voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.


Charlie Riedel - Associated Press

A voter signs in to cast a ballot at the old Brown School on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in rural Wellsville, Kan. After a grinding presidential campaign President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, yielded center stage to American voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.


Janie Osborne - Associated Press

Voters enter Springhill School to cast their Election Day ballots in Belgrade, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Springhill School is the polling station for Precinct 17, a place where ranchers, affluent professionals and retirees alike live and vote.


Amanda Lucier - Associated Press/The Virginian-Pilot

William Wright, left, and India Johnson, both freshmen at Old Dominion University, wait on line to vote at Larchmont Elementary School in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Wright and Johnson, both 18 and from Richmond, were excited to cast their first votes in the Presidential election.


Matt Slocum - Associated Press

Bob Warhola casts his vote at a polling place inside a residential garage, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Forest City, Pa. After a grinding presidential campaign President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, yield center stage to American voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.


Jae C. Hong - Associated Press

Rocky Erickson casts a ballot at a polling place on Election Day in Billings, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012


Julio Cortez - Associated Press

With members of the New Jersey National Guard seen through a window as they congregate outside of Hoboken City Hall, specialists Abdul Scott, bottom right, of Elizabeth, N.J., and Cullin King, of Hillside, N.J., fill out and affidavits as they cast their vote on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Hoboken, N.J. The servicemen, are performing duties in the city which was hit by severe flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy.


Charles Rex Arbogast - Associated Press

Barber Bert Downing gives Kiel Sprawls a hair cut as they talk about their support of President Barack Obama and the election at Carter’s Barbershop in Chicago on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. At right is a wall decorated with pictures of historical black leaders. The barber shop sits on the edge of a West Side ward that supported the president by a 99 percent-plus majority in 2008. And the regulars are pleased with his policies.


Toby Talbot - Associated Press

James Ventresca, left, and Claudia Welch fill out their ballots at Town Hall on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Calais, Vt.


Patrick Semansky - Associated Press

Voters cast their ballots at a polling place inside St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Baltimore on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. After a grinding presidential campaign President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, yield center stage to American voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.


Gregory Bull - Associated Press

A surfing class passes a sign for a polling place as voters head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in San Diego. After a grinding presidential campaign President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, yield center stage to American voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.


Stephen Morton - Associated Press

A pedestrian walks past a wall of campaign signs near a vacant store front on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Savannah, Ga. After a grinding presidential campaign, Americans are heading into polling places across the country.


Joe Raymond - Associated Press

As voters cast their ballots, a cat that resides at the Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilition Center wanders through on Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012 in South Bend, Ind.


Ken Stevens - Associated Press/The Muskegon Chronicle

Ernest Britton, 73, casts his ballot on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Muskegon Heights, Mich. After a grinding presidential campaign President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, yield center stage to American voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.


Amy Forliti - Associated Press

Roseville Bakeryin Roseville, Minn. has been selling Obama and Romney cookies and tallying sales as part of a decidedly unscientific cookie poll. Roseville Bakery owner Amy Johnson says she’s done her cookie poll in the past two elections, and it correctly predicted the winner both times.


Bruce Newman - Associated Press/Oxford Eagle

Poll workers Matt Moore, left, and Keith Cain, right, run to make sure voting machines don’t fall over as Prabhakar Mantena trips over a cord after voting at the Oxford Conference Center in Oxford, Miss. on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.


Julio Cortez - Associated Press

Ed Lippman, 58, wears a message on his jacket on Election Day while walking home, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Hoboken, N.J.


Joel Ryan - Invision/Associated Press

A fan holds up a sign referencing the U.S. elections as Taylor Swift performs songs from her newly released album ‘Red’ at a shopping center in west London after switching on the center’s Christmas lights, London, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.


John Minchillo - Associated Press

Voters wait to cast a ballot at P.S. 33 in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in New York. Voting in a the U.S. presidential election was the latest challenge for the hundreds of thousands of people in the New York-New Jersey area still affected by Superstorm Sandy, as they struggled to get to non-damaged polling places to cast their ballots in one of the tightest elections in recent history.


Joshua Trujillo - Associated Press/seattlepi.com,

King County Elections employee Jan Reese looks over a ballot at the King County Elections ballot processing facility in Renton, Wash. as the mail-in ballots continue to come in on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.


Philip A. Dwyer - Associated Press/The Bellingham Herald

Election worker Richard Coit makes sure all ballots are removed from envelopes by looking thru the hole in the middle of the envelopes at the Whatcom County Auditor’s office on Election Day, Nov. 6 , 2012, in Bellingham, Wash.,. More than half of the registered voters in Whatcom County had already turned in their ballots before Election Day.


Mark Lennihan - Associated Press

A man waiting to vote at Public School 370 angrily points at a New York City police officer, left, as tempers flare, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in the Coney Island section of the Brooklyn borough of New York. More than 100 voters waited in line as the polls were delayed in opening as Board of Election employees worked to set up voting scanners in the temporary location. The school is hosting seven temporary polling stations for stations that were closed due to Superstorm Sandy.


LM Otero - Associated Press

Addey Munye, 67, shows off her “I Voted” sticker after she cast her ballot in her first election at a polling station in the West Acres Mall in Fargo, N.D, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Munye is originally from Somalia.


Nicholas Johnson - Associated Press/The News Review

In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, photo, Cynthia Pieske drops her ballot off at the Douglas County Library’s east parking lot on Diamond Lake Boulevard and Fowler Street, in Roseburg, Ore. After a grinding presidential campaign President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, yield center stage to American voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.


Kyle Green - Associated Press/The Roanoak Times

A voter casts his ballot at a machine at the Highland Precinct 1 at the Roanoke Scottish Rite Building in Roanoke, Va. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.


Bob Brown - Associated Press/Richmond Times-Dispatch

Voters wait on line on Election Day at the Amtrak waiting room at Main St. Station in Richmond, Va Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.


Joshua Trujillo - Associated Press/seattlepi.com

Ballots are moved in the King County Elections ballot processing facility in Renton, Wash. as the mail-in ballots continue to come in on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.


Adam Eschbach - Idaho Press-Tribune/Associated Press

Dora A Winter of Nampa, looks up after an “I Voted” sticker was placed on her forehead at Karcher Church of the Nazarene on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Nampa, Idaho. After a grinding presidential campaign President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, yield center stage to American voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.


Troy Wayrynen - The Columbian/Associated Press

Derek Drew votes at the Clark County Elections office on Election Day,Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Vancouver, Wash.


Seth Wenig - Associated Press

Members of the National Guard walk past a house damaged by Superstorm Sandy as it is painted with an American flag in the New Dorp section of Staten Island, New York, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Voting in the U.S. presidential election is the latest challenge for the hundreds of thousands of people in the New York-New Jersey area still affected by Superstorm Sandy.


Brennan Linsley - Associated Press

As a college student casts her vote in the general election, portraits of astronauts who are alumni of the University of Colorado are displayed on the wall of a university club used as a polling station serving the local student population, on the campus of CU, in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.


Robert F. Bukaty - Associated Press

Susan Mardas celebrates Election Day by wearing a festive hat Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, while waiting for her mother to vote in Scarborough, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)


Tamir Kalifa - Associated Press

University of Texas at Austin students Leslie Tisdale, left, and Blake Medley, right, campaign for President Barack Obama and encourage students to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Austin, Texas. After a grinding presidential campaign President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, yield center stage to American voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.


Julie Jacobson - Associated Press

Enzo Valenti, 7, wears his mother’s “I Voted” sticker after accompanying her to a polling place on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. After a grinding presidential campaign President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, yield center stage to American voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.


Julio Cortez - Associated Press

Thomas Carroll, 48, of Hoboken, N.J., center left, gives a kiss to his new bride, Stephanie McClure, of Smyrna, Ga., as a small party cheers for them moments after they were married by city clerk James Farina at Hoboken City Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Hoboken, N.J. The couple was scheduled to get married on Nov. 3, in Point Pleasant, N.J., but Superstorm Sandy washed away their wedding. Meanwhile, residents of Hoboken voted in the presidential election on Election Day in a polling place located in the adjacent room.

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