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  1. Three days after the election, while most of the country has moved on with their lives, Florida remains technically in voter limbo. 

    Mitt Romney’s campaign officials here conceded on Thursday and the Obama campaign has claimed victory. 

    The state’s counties — overwhelmed by the amount of absentee and early voting ballots — still have not finished counting votes. Although the presidential race results will not be affected if Florida decides to lean blue or red, voters are curious to see who won the swing state. 

    The Tampa Bay Times reports that President Obama has the lead over Governor Romney, 49.9 percent to his 49.2 percent. 

    The country will have to wait one more day for the announcement of the official winner of Florida. The deadline for Florida’s counties to have their results in is Saturday at noon. 

  2. Jane Meagher makes last-minute campaign calls at the Republican headquarters and Romney field office in Longmont, Colo., at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday - 90 minutes before the polls closed in Colorado.
A Coloradan and Mitt Romney supporter, Jane Meagher volunteered for the Romney campaign until the last minutes of the 2012 election amidst uncertainty over the state’s outcome.
"I’m really not sure how Colorado will go," Meagher said at the Longmont Republicans headquarters Tuesday around 6:00 p.m., four hours before AP would project that Colorado’s majority supported Barack Obama.
"All you can do is just hope that it’s going to go our way."
Meagher attested to being one of the millions that crossed their 2008 party decision and voted for Romney.
"I have to tell you, I voted for Obama last time. I lived in Chicago, there was such a groundswell for Obama in Chicago. I believed in the hope and change."
The Longmont resident had never volunteered for a campaign before September, when she began talking to people about Romney and switching allegiance.
"I think that helped me, knocking on doors, to be able to say, ‘I voted for Obama last time.’ I don’t want to say that too loudly in here," she said in the snug headquarters. "I think people maybe trusted me that it’s not all in one camp always. I could say ‘I understand your indecision, because I was once an Obama fan.’"

    Jane Meagher makes last-minute campaign calls at the Republican headquarters and Romney field office in Longmont, Colo., at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday - 90 minutes before the polls closed in Colorado.

    A Coloradan and Mitt Romney supporter, Jane Meagher volunteered for the Romney campaign until the last minutes of the 2012 election amidst uncertainty over the state’s outcome.

    "I’m really not sure how Colorado will go," Meagher said at the Longmont Republicans headquarters Tuesday around 6:00 p.m., four hours before AP would project that Colorado’s majority supported Barack Obama.

    "All you can do is just hope that it’s going to go our way."

    Meagher attested to being one of the millions that crossed their 2008 party decision and voted for Romney.

    "I have to tell you, I voted for Obama last time. I lived in Chicago, there was such a groundswell for Obama in Chicago. I believed in the hope and change."

    The Longmont resident had never volunteered for a campaign before September, when she began talking to people about Romney and switching allegiance.

    "I think that helped me, knocking on doors, to be able to say, ‘I voted for Obama last time.’ I don’t want to say that too loudly in here," she said in the snug headquarters. "I think people maybe trusted me that it’s not all in one camp always. I could say ‘I understand your indecision, because I was once an Obama fan.’"

  3. Romney supporters filled Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver to watch votes roll in Tuesday night, while Obama supporters took to Boulder Theater.

  4. There was no question about young voter enthusiasm around the University of New Mexico campus on Tuesday.

    Student voters flooded the UNM campus polling area trying to cast their ballots for the 2012 election season. The polling center boasted a two-hour wait time, nearly four times as long as other voting polls in the Albuquerque, N.M. area.  

    Obama won New Mexico.

  5. The Miami Herald reports that 4.5 million people voted early in Florida, accounting for 38 percent of voters in the state. The early voter turn out could mean the presidential race will end early in Florida.

    "Democrats have a lead in total ballots cast over Republicans — 167,000 — but polls indicate Republican Mitt Romney is in a better position than President Barack Obama."

    The article also gave early voter data statistics that show Florida has racial divisions that give each campaign had strengths from different groups. The statistics were gathered by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and the Miami Herald. 
    According to the statistics:
    • African-American voters made up more than a quarter of Florida’s early votes, and about 90 percent of those ballots were from Democrats. 
    • Democratic Hispanic voters outnumbered Republican Hispanic voters, and 12 percent casted their votes early in-person. The Herald notes that the population of Puerto Rican voters in Central Florida who tend to have more liberal views are the Democrats’ strength. 
    • Non-Hispanic white voters make up 67 percent of the electorate and are more likely to show up to vote on Election Day in Florida than minorities.

    The Miami Herald also reports Romney is winning in the polls with the Non-Hispanic white vote. Obama will need the support of minority voters to win the state.

  6. Mitt Romney made a late campaign stop on Monday night at a raucous Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, N.H. But first, musician Kid Rock got the crowd riled up, performing for the capacity crowd of 10,000 before Romney took the stage.

    “I ask you to work and to vote for real change and to make that happen tomorrow,” Romney implored the crowd.

  7. floridaelects:

    The campaigns have sung their last songs, pulled out the last cheering rally stops and battened down the hatches for the last hurdle in the election.

    On the last day of early voting in Jacksonville, participants came from across the city to cast their ballot at the Main Branch of the…

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  8. Two of the 17,000 in attendance cheer as Mitt Romney makes his final appearance in Colorado. Romney spoke primarily on the downfalls of the Obama presidency and his own approach to “real change” at Fiddler’s Green in Englewood, Colo., Saturday evening.

    Two of the 17,000 in attendance cheer as Mitt Romney makes his final appearance in Colorado. Romney spoke primarily on the downfalls of the Obama presidency and his own approach to “real change” at Fiddler’s Green in Englewood, Colo., Saturday evening.

  9. Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have made their final 2012 campaign appearances in swing state Colorado.

    Romney drew 17,000 to Fiddler’s Green in Englewood, Colo., Saturday evening and Obama hosted 20,000 at Community College of Aurora late Sunday evening.

    In the last weekend of the campaigns, Romney told Coloradans that he can offer “real change,” which Obama continued to dispute.

    "The question of this election comes down to this – do you want more of the same or do you want real change?" Romney said Saturday night. "President Obama promised change but he could not deliver change. Now I promise change and I have a record of achieving real change."

    Obama retorted Sunday night that Romney’s policies are not new. “You’ve got to give him credit, Gov. Romney is a pretty talented salesman, and in this campaign, he’s tried as hard as he can to repackage the same old bad ideas that didn’t work and offer them up as new ideas, he says they’re change,” Obama said.

    "You know what real change looks like. I’ve got the stars to prove it, I’ve got the grey hair to show it," he said. An audience member yelled, "And it looks good, baby!"

    "I appreciate that," Obama said.

    The candidates remain locked in Colorado polls, though Republicans lead in early voting. Paul Ryan will campaign in Johnstown, Colo., near livestock and agriculture-rich Greeley on Monday. It is expected to be the last candidate visit before the Nov. 6 election.

  10. President Obama was joined by former President Bill Clinton in Concord, New Hampshire on Sunday.  

    “As President Obama has told us there’s this great public health epidemic, this virus, sweeping across America causing a condition known as Romnesia,” Clinton told the crowd of about 14,000 gathered, “and the virus is so rampant that anybody’s vulnerable to gettin’ a little of it.”

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