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A voter puts his hands in the air after leaving a polling station outside Hayden Park during the U.S. presidential election in Phoenix, Arizona November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

A voter puts his hands in the air after leaving a polling station outside Hayden Park during the U.S. presidential election in Phoenix, Arizona November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

A voter puts his hands in the air after leaving a polling station outside Hayden Park during the U.S. presidential election in Phoenix, Arizona November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
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Roger Hinkle, a volunteer for the Obama campaign, participates in last minute canvassing on the day of the U.S. presidential election in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Sara Stathas

Roger Hinkle, a volunteer for the Obama campaign, participates in last minute canvassing on the day of the U.S. presidential election in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Sara Stathas

Roger Hinkle, a volunteer for the Obama campaign, participates in last minute canvassing on the day of the U.S. presidential election in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Sara Stathas
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A voter casts his ballot at the Covenant Presbyterian Church during the U.S. presidential election in Charlotte, North Carolina November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A voter casts his ballot at the Covenant Presbyterian Church during the U.S. presidential election in Charlotte, North Carolina November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A voter casts his ballot at the Covenant Presbyterian Church during the U.S. presidential election in Charlotte, North Carolina November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Keane
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Voters enter the Bethlehem Baptist Church during the U.S. presidential election in rural Round O, South Carolina, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Voters enter the Bethlehem Baptist Church during the U.S. presidential election in rural Round O, South Carolina, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Voters enter the Bethlehem Baptist Church during the U.S. presidential election in rural Round O, South Carolina, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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Poll worker Catherine Smith (L) checks in voter Daniel Gaines Jr., after he showed his ID at the Cottageville Municipal Complex during the U.S. presidential election in Cottageville, South Carolina, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Poll worker Catherine Smith (L) checks in voter Daniel Gaines Jr., after he showed his ID at the Cottageville Municipal Complex during the U.S. presidential election in Cottageville, South Carolina, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Poll worker Catherine Smith (L) checks in voter Daniel Gaines Jr., after he showed his ID at the Cottageville Municipal Complex during the U.S. presidential election in Cottageville, South Carolina, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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Poll worker Catherine Smith looks over a voter ID at the Cottageville Municipal Complex during the U.S. presidential election in Cottageville, South Carolina, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Poll worker Catherine Smith looks over a voter ID at the Cottageville Municipal Complex during the U.S. presidential election in Cottageville, South Carolina, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Poll worker Catherine Smith looks over a voter ID at the Cottageville Municipal Complex during the U.S. presidential election in Cottageville, South Carolina, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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A reporter uses an iPad to photograph Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as he talks to reporters on his campaign plane enroute to Boston, Massachusetts to await the result of the U.S. presidential election November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A reporter uses an iPad to photograph Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as he talks to reporters on his campaign plane enroute to Boston, Massachusetts to await the result of the U.S. presidential election November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Brian...more

A reporter uses an iPad to photograph Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as he talks to reporters on his campaign plane enroute to Boston, Massachusetts to await the result of the U.S. presidential election November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Voters line up to cast their ballots for the U.S. presidential election at the Penrose recreation center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

Voters line up to cast their ballots for the U.S. presidential election at the Penrose recreation center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

Voters line up to cast their ballots for the U.S. presidential election at the Penrose recreation center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer
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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney waits in his campaign plane upon his arrival in Boston, Massachusetts to await the result of the election November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney waits in his campaign plane upon his arrival in Boston, Massachusetts to await the result of the election November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney waits in his campaign plane upon his arrival in Boston, Massachusetts to await the result of the election November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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A sticker is attached to a voter's jacket during the U.S. presidential election at the School Without Walls polling station in Washington, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

A sticker is attached to a voter's jacket during the U.S. presidential election at the School Without Walls polling station in Washington, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

A sticker is attached to a voter's jacket during the U.S. presidential election at the School Without Walls polling station in Washington, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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Lilian Cruz, 46, votes in the U.S. presidential election at a McDonald's playroom in Los Angeles, California November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Lilian Cruz, 46, votes in the U.S. presidential election at a McDonald's playroom in Los Angeles, California November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Lilian Cruz, 46, votes in the U.S. presidential election at a McDonald's playroom in Los Angeles, California November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Volunteers with The Campaign For Arizona's Future canvas neighborhoods for Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Paul Penzone during the U.S. presidential election in Phoenix, Arizona November 6, 2012. Penzone will challenge current Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio during today's election. Arpaio is running for a sixth term as sheriff REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Volunteers with The Campaign For Arizona's Future canvas neighborhoods for Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Paul Penzone during the U.S. presidential election in Phoenix, Arizona November 6, 2012. Penzone will challenge current Maricopa County...more

Volunteers with The Campaign For Arizona's Future canvas neighborhoods for Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Paul Penzone during the U.S. presidential election in Phoenix, Arizona November 6, 2012. Penzone will challenge current Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio during today's election. Arpaio is running for a sixth term as sheriff REUTERS/Joshua Lott
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Placards and campaign stickers sit on a table at the Latino regional headquarters for the Obama campaign during election day of the U.S. presidential election in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Sara Stathas

Placards and campaign stickers sit on a table at the Latino regional headquarters for the Obama campaign during election day of the U.S. presidential election in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Sara Stathas

Placards and campaign stickers sit on a table at the Latino regional headquarters for the Obama campaign during election day of the U.S. presidential election in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Sara Stathas
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A TV monitor shows an image of U.S. President Barack Obama near the stage at the election night rally for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Boston, Massachusetts, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A TV monitor shows an image of U.S. President Barack Obama near the stage at the election night rally for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Boston, Massachusetts, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A TV monitor shows an image of U.S. President Barack Obama near the stage at the election night rally for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Boston, Massachusetts, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A voter casts his ballot at Myers Park High School during the U.S. presidential election in Charlotte, North Carolina November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A voter casts his ballot at Myers Park High School during the U.S. presidential election in Charlotte, North Carolina November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A voter casts his ballot at Myers Park High School during the U.S. presidential election in Charlotte, North Carolina November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Keane
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An aerial view shows residents watching television to follow the voting process during the U.S. presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

An aerial view shows residents watching television to follow the voting process during the U.S. presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi,...more

An aerial view shows residents watching television to follow the voting process during the U.S. presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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Volunteer Charles Kornowski works the phones for the Romney campaign on the day of the U.S. presidential election at a local campaign headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Sara Stathas

Volunteer Charles Kornowski works the phones for the Romney campaign on the day of the U.S. presidential election at a local campaign headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Sara Stathas

Volunteer Charles Kornowski works the phones for the Romney campaign on the day of the U.S. presidential election at a local campaign headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Sara Stathas
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Volunteer Pattie Wiedenhoeft sits waiting to hand out voter signs at the Mitt Romney campaign office on the day of the U.S. presidential election in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Sara Stathas

Volunteer Pattie Wiedenhoeft sits waiting to hand out voter signs at the Mitt Romney campaign office on the day of the U.S. presidential election in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Sara Stathas

Volunteer Pattie Wiedenhoeft sits waiting to hand out voter signs at the Mitt Romney campaign office on the day of the U.S. presidential election in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Sara Stathas
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A voter casts his ballot at the Covenant Presbyterian Church during the U.S. presidential election in Charlotte, North Carolina November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A voter casts his ballot at the Covenant Presbyterian Church during the U.S. presidential election in Charlotte, North Carolina November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Keane

A voter casts his ballot at the Covenant Presbyterian Church during the U.S. presidential election in Charlotte, North Carolina November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Chris Keane
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A man is silhouetted against TV screens in Times Square giving election results in New York November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A man is silhouetted against TV screens in Times Square giving election results in New York November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A man is silhouetted against TV screens in Times Square giving election results in New York November 2, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Voters cast their vote at the Napleton Northwestern Chrysler dealership during the U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Voters cast their vote at the Napleton Northwestern Chrysler dealership during the U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Voters cast their vote at the Napleton Northwestern Chrysler dealership during the U.S. presidential election in Chicago, Illinois, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes
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Voters make their way up the stairs of the Robert A. Anderson Water Tower and Municiple Building to cast their ballot for the U.S. presidential election in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Sara Stathas

Voters make their way up the stairs of the Robert A. Anderson Water Tower and Municiple Building to cast their ballot for the U.S. presidential election in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Sara Stathas

Voters make their way up the stairs of the Robert A. Anderson Water Tower and Municiple Building to cast their ballot for the U.S. presidential election in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Sara Stathas
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A supporter takes pictures of the stage at the election night rally for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Boston, Massachusetts, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A supporter takes pictures of the stage at the election night rally for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Boston, Massachusetts, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A supporter takes pictures of the stage at the election night rally for U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Boston, Massachusetts, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Poll workers watch over voters at the Cottageville Municipal Complex during the U.S. presidential election in Cottageville, South Carolina, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Poll workers watch over voters at the Cottageville Municipal Complex during the U.S. presidential election in Cottageville, South Carolina, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Poll workers watch over voters at the Cottageville Municipal Complex during the U.S. presidential election in Cottageville, South Carolina, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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Residents dance to traditional songs as they follow the voting process during the U.S. Presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Residents dance to traditional songs as they follow the voting process during the U.S. Presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 6,...more

Residents dance to traditional songs as they follow the voting process during the U.S. Presidential elections in the ancestral home of U.S. President Barack Obama in Nyangoma Kogelo, 430 km (367 miles) west of Kenya's capital Nairobi, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
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People wait to vote during the U.S. presidential election at The School Without Walls polling station in Washington, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

People wait to vote during the U.S. presidential election at The School Without Walls polling station in Washington, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

People wait to vote during the U.S. presidential election at The School Without Walls polling station in Washington, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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