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In any time for weeks polls have been calling this presidential race as you know.
A virtual tie -- halfway through Election Day it is -- like it or right now -- -- -- live with both campaigns rich -- from Chicago with the Obama campaign.
And Gerri Willis in Boston Iran election night headquarters ritual begin with you President Obama opting to stay local today.
He is staying in Illinois today and -- have some time for pick up basketball.
But he does have us.
Fairly busy schedule -- it here -- how long these campaigns are gone we talked so much about.
How early the campaigns and started but they're also going up until the very last day typically these -- days.
For the candidates spend more time with their family they won't be out all that much President Obama.
Has already been to a campaign office today he's got a full schedule.
Of local television interview so do here from Chicago via satellite and no surprise which states is talking to.
Two interviews in Ohio too and I halo two in Florida Wisconsin Colorado Nevada and Washington DC that'll be -- Virginia interviewed for him.
At the same going out of the Romney campaign -- are actively campaigning.
All the way up to the very end here there is a sense of optimism among the Obama campaign they say they've had small -- consistent leads.
In many of the battleground states I think it's gonna carry them through the night.
And does have the part of the final.
Touches on what will be the election night party here McCormick place -- convention center in downtown Chicago.
President Obama be here later this evening and this party's going to turn to a celebration.
-- should now locked in a few hours whether that's true or not or.
Actually whether this is gonna go on for the next few days back to you seen richest -- Jersey he.
Has that skepticism about and that's how we love to have -- -- -- with you I'm so skeptical I'm thinking we gotta we before we now but what I know that that it was just I still do not ice -- it's about a week Tracy.
Data on ties with me.
Picking up up.
It's not just Sicilian then it's just Jersey ends in general we're skeptics -- thank you.
Are suing -- to Boston let's see out skeptical on Gerri Willis is Mitt Romney -- -- spent his final they actually in other places right.
-- back later.
-- Tracy you know -- so skeptical were out on the telephone talking to people about what's actually going on on the ground today.
At the election polls let's start with in Virginia that's the first battleground state that's gonna report tonight that where the polls will close first.
Let's take a look there I spoke to Cancun to -- -- the attorney general there he says turnout is heavy the lines are long they have no major issues with voting.
But some interesting trends already developing as you remember Fairfax County right next to Washington DC heavy turnout there.
But in Prince William county -- -- -- lives he says he was surprised turnout was so low that could bode well four Mitt Romney now.
Also -- -- says that in other parts of the state as well -- -- slower more sluggish trends with early voting particularly in not -- Virginia Beach.
Areas like that that's going to be telling as well.
Turning to Ohio this is the key battleground state.
I spoke with a senior GOP official there.
He's monitoring Franklin County elections that's where Columbus is the state capital list.
He says that the Democrats have done a great job of getting out early voting there.
And that in particular Ohio State University.
Students have voted.
In in huge proportions he says the Republicans are doing well when it comes to -- early mail in ballots.
But he says the ground game by the Democrats has been very strong guys.
I'm -- yeah it's gonna be it today and get your rent loan.
We anxious king not -- I even more optimistic I'm ordinary winter down on at an --
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