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A worker adjust flags on the stage at the site of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's election night rally at the Boston Convention Center in Boston November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A worker adjust flags on the stage at the site of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's election night rally at the Boston Convention Center in Boston November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A worker adjust flags on the stage at the site of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's election night rally at the Boston Convention Center in Boston November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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Election volunteers Frank Roth (R) and Dave Trout (L) count voting machines that will be sent out to precincts in Charlotte, North Carolina November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Election volunteers Frank Roth (R) and Dave Trout (L) count voting machines that will be sent out to precincts in Charlotte, North Carolina November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Election volunteers Frank Roth (R) and Dave Trout (L) count voting machines that will be sent out to precincts in Charlotte, North Carolina November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Keane
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Mecklenburg County Board of Elections employee Andy Brown stacks signs that will be displayed outside precincts in the area before they are sent out from the warehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina November 5, 2012. After a long, bitter and expensive campaign, national polls show President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are essentially deadlocked ahead of Tuesday's election. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Mecklenburg County Board of Elections employee Andy Brown stacks signs that will be displayed outside precincts in the area before they are sent out from the warehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina November 5, 2012. After a long, bitter and expensive...more

Mecklenburg County Board of Elections employee Andy Brown stacks signs that will be displayed outside precincts in the area before they are sent out from the warehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina November 5, 2012. After a long, bitter and expensive campaign, national polls show President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are essentially deadlocked ahead of Tuesday's election. REUTERS/Chris Keane
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A worker adjust flags on the stage at the site of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's election night rally at the Boston Convention Center in Boston November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A worker adjust flags on the stage at the site of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's election night rally at the Boston Convention Center in Boston November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A worker adjust flags on the stage at the site of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's election night rally at the Boston Convention Center in Boston November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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Sailors and Marines arrive in Hoboken, New Jersey with water and supplies from a U.S. Navy Seahawk helicopter for superstorm Sandy relief efforts in this November 3, 2012 handout photo. REUTERS/U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Bryan Nygaard/Handout.

Sailors and Marines arrive in Hoboken, New Jersey with water and supplies from a U.S. Navy Seahawk helicopter for superstorm Sandy relief efforts in this November 3, 2012 handout photo. REUTERS/U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Bryan Nygaard/Handout.

Sailors and Marines arrive in Hoboken, New Jersey with water and supplies from a U.S. Navy Seahawk helicopter for superstorm Sandy relief efforts in this November 3, 2012 handout photo. REUTERS/U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Bryan Nygaard/Handout.
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Election volunteer Boyd McGee (L) talks to first time volunteer Shawn Meachem (R) as they prepare to double check voting supplies that will be delivered to voting precincts in Charlotte, North Carolina November 5, 2012. McGee has worked as an election volunteer for 25 years. After a long, bitter and expensive campaign, national polls show President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are essentially deadlocked ahead of Tuesday's election. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Election volunteer Boyd McGee (L) talks to first time volunteer Shawn Meachem (R) as they prepare to double check voting supplies that will be delivered to voting precincts in Charlotte, North Carolina November 5, 2012. McGee has worked as an...more

Election volunteer Boyd McGee (L) talks to first time volunteer Shawn Meachem (R) as they prepare to double check voting supplies that will be delivered to voting precincts in Charlotte, North Carolina November 5, 2012. McGee has worked as an election volunteer for 25 years. After a long, bitter and expensive campaign, national polls show President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are essentially deadlocked ahead of Tuesday's election. REUTERS/Chris Keane
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Election volunteer Dennis Slade loads voting supplies into his personal vehicle before delivering those supplies to precincts in Charlotte, North Carolina November 5, 2012. Slade has worked as an election volunteer for 16 years. After a long, bitter and expensive campaign, national polls show President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are essentially deadlocked ahead of Tuesday's election. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Election volunteer Dennis Slade loads voting supplies into his personal vehicle before delivering those supplies to precincts in Charlotte, North Carolina November 5, 2012. Slade has worked as an election volunteer for 16 years. After a long, bitter...more

Election volunteer Dennis Slade loads voting supplies into his personal vehicle before delivering those supplies to precincts in Charlotte, North Carolina November 5, 2012. Slade has worked as an election volunteer for 16 years. After a long, bitter and expensive campaign, national polls show President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are essentially deadlocked ahead of Tuesday's election. REUTERS/Chris Keane
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Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at the Franklin County in-person absentee voting location in Columbus, Ohio November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at the Franklin County in-person absentee voting location in Columbus, Ohio November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at the Franklin County in-person absentee voting location in Columbus, Ohio November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan
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Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at the Franklin County in-person absentee voting location in Columbus, Ohio November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at the Franklin County in-person absentee voting location in Columbus, Ohio November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at the Franklin County in-person absentee voting location in Columbus, Ohio November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan
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