Chicago (CNN) – Superstition inside the Obama campaign extended to the team's dinner Monday night, deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter told CNN.
On the eve of the president's last campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa Monday, Obama's campaign staff watched the event from Houlihans, the same restaurant at which they convened before his final event in 2008. They even ate the same meal: chicken wings.
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(CNN) – Hours before the polls closed Tuesday, GOP nominee Mitt Romney told reporters on his plane that he's so confident in a win he's only prepared a victory speech.
"I've only written one speech at this point," Romney said, adding the text of that address was 1,118 words long.
Washington (CNN) – Romney campaign officials held several calls Tuesday with Republican opinion makers in Washington trying to reassure them, one participant confirmed to CNN. The officials said they believed Mitt Romney was narrowly ahead in Ohio, the source said.
"We feel very good about how things are trending today," Romney campaign senior adviser Ed Gillespie told Wolf Blitzer on CNN's "Situation Room." He added: "Ohio looks very, very strong for Governor Romney, and we'll carry it tonight."
Cleveland, Ohio (CNN) – Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan united in Ohio on Election Day to thank volunteers and pick up lunch at Wendy's.
Tuesday afternoon the presidential running mates arrived on separate campaign planes in Cuyahoga County, which is considered a Democratic stronghold but there are as many Republicans in the most populous county than other conservative parts of the Buckeye State.
CNN's GUT CHECK | for November 6, 2012 | 5 p.m.
– n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle
GAME ON: ELECTION DAY IN AMERICA…
Watch Guide in Eastern Time…
5 p.m.: Turn on CNN for first exit polls.
6 p.m.: First results and analysis.
7 p.m.: Polls close in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia.
7:30 p.m.: Polls close in North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia.
8 p.m.: Polls close in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Washington, D.C.
8:30 p.m: Polls close in Arkansas.
9 p.m.: Polls close in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
10 p.m.: Polls close in Iowa, Montana, Nevada and Utah.
11 p.m.: Polls close in California, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington state.
1 a.m.: Polls close in Alaska.
Play Along at Home with John King’s Magic Wall
(CNN) - It looks like neither Mitt Romney nor President Barack Obama will land the endorsement of former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul in this final hour of election 2012.
In an Election Day interview on CNN's "Newsroom," the Texas congressman said he won't back either candidate because he sees little difference between them.
(CNN) - Long, slow-moving lines stretched around polling stations across New York City a week after Superstorm Sandy's fury threatened to keep many citizens from voting.
"It's inspiring to see so many people up and out to vote already," said one woman at a makeshift polling station in Brooklyn established to replace regular precinct locations made unusable by storm damage.
(CNN) - Long lines and sporadic problems with voting machines caused snags in some key states during Tuesday's closely watched U.S. election.
Voters waited for two hours in northern Virginia and three hours in some parts of south Florida, leading some people to walk away before casting a ballot.
(CNN) - New Yorkers looking to see who’s winning the White House on election night just need to look up… to the Empire State Building.
As CNN projects winners in each state, the iconic beacon of Gotham will be exclusively displaying the race to 270 electoral votes with a vertical LED illuminated “meter” on its spire—blue for President Obama, and red for former Governor Romney.
And when CNN projects a winner in the presidential election, the full spire and upper floors change colors to either red or blue.
In addition to the millions in at least three states watching history made atop this American landmark, which sits a quarter-mile above Manhattan, millions more around the world will see the results exclusively on CNN and CNN.com.
Watch CNN's comprehensive coverage of Election Day starting at 6 p.m. ET on CNN TV and follow online at CNN.com or via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. For up-to-the-minute results, go to cnn.com/results and for our real-time Election Day live blog, check out cnn.com/conversation. Need other reasons to watch Election Day coverage on CNN's platforms? Click here for our list.