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NC gives its 15 electoral votes to GOP's Romney

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video North Carolina is making its choices for president and vice president official. Fifteen Republicans meeting Monday in the old Capitol building in Raleigh picked as the state's presidential electors cast the state's 15 electoral votes for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Full story...
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$2 billion price tag for presidential election

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Campaign finance filings with the government now show that the cost of the 2012 U.S. presidential race has surpassed $2 billion, a new record. Full story...
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White House: Obama to meet Romney Thursday

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The White House says President Barack Obama will meet privately Thursday with his vanquished rival Mitt Romney, their first face-to-face encounter since the election. Obama promised in his victory speech on Nov. 6 to engage with Romney and consider his ideas. Full story...
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Obama holds off Romney to win second term

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At this hour, Barack Obama has won election as president. That's with 97 percent of the precincts reporting. Obama has won 307 electoral votes in 26 states and the District of Columbia. He is leading in 1 state for a total of 29 more electoral votes. Romney has won 216 electoral votes in 24 states. He is not currently leading in any state. Full story...
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NC goes red again for president with Romney

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Mitt Romney has turned North Carolina back to the Republicans. Romney won the state and its 15 electoral votes Tuesday, four years after President Barack Obama picked up a surprise win for the Democrats by 14,000 votes. The GOP had won every other presidential race in the state since 1980. Full story...
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Area kids pick Obama, Dalton

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Last week we told you about local students casting their own votes in the national Kids Voting program. Now the results are in. Full story...
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POLL: Romney rises in favorability; Obama's pushback is intensity

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After lagging for months at historic lows, Mitt Romney's personal popularity has advanced in the final weekend to its highest of the 2012 campaign, rivaling Barack Obama's. But Obama pushes back with greater enthusiasm among his supporters – and the race itself remains a tie. Full story...
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POLL: Romney leads in confidence on recovery, but Obama escapes most economic blame

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More likely voters think the economy would improve under Mitt Romney than under Barack Obama – but they disproportionately blame Obama's predecessor for its troubles in the first place, an example of the mixed sentiments that undergird the deadlocked 2012 election. Full story...
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Biden's wife among campaign visitors to NC

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The final days of the presidential campaign are bringing more of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's surrogates to North Carolina. Full story...
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POLL: Storm response earns Obama praise amid election’s deadlock drama

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Likely voters of all political stripes give broadly positive ratings to Barack Obama;s response to the devastating storm that smashed the East Coast this week. Whether it makes a difference in the long-deadlocked presidential election is another question. Full story...
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POLL: Tighter gender gap, sharper partisanship – but no change in the bottom line

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Nationally, likely voters divide by 49-48 percent between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the latest ABC News/Washington Post daily tracking poll. That's exactly where it's been in seven of the nine ABC/Post tracking poll releases since the start of last week, albeit with movement in some underlying measures – toward Romney in the middle of last week, then easing back since. Full story...
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ABC: Romney takes lead on economy; white men are the movers

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Mitt Romney has advanced to a slight lead over Barack Obama in trust to handle the economy, and Obama has slipped beneath a clear majority in who better understands the public's economic problems – two key metrics of the 2012 presidential race. Full story...
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Obama launches 2-day blitz; Romney ups pace, too

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President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are showing the urgency of the campaign's final stretch. The incumbent alone is set to cover 5,300 miles Wednesday in the busiest single day of his re-election bid. Both men are claiming a growing advantage even as voters show little give. Full story...
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Gay GOP group hesitantly backs Romney

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A prominent gay Republican group is hesitantly backing Mitt Romney for president, calling it the right decision for the nation even as it slams his opposition to gay marriage and civil unions. Full story...
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Obama wins by a landslide in kids' online election

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It's a landslide for President Barack Obama - at least among people too young to vote. Nickelodeon's Linda Ellerbee said Monday that the president captured 65 percent of the vote to beat Republican Mitt Romney in the network's "Kids Pick the President" vote. Full story...
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