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Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo |

Leslie Fabian concentrates as she votes electronically inside at the 24-hour Su Nueva Laundromat in Chicago's 13th Ward Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Chicago.

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Elizabeth Arciuolo prepares to cast her ballot at a polling station within a tent outside P.S. 52 in the Staten Island borough of New York, on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012. Hurricane Sandy caused widespread damage to the area last week.

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After voting, Mike Weigart, 30, carries his ballot and his surfboard to the ballot box at the polling place at the Venice Beach lifeguard headquarters in Los Angeles Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Weigart said "It's awesome the polling place is where I surf."

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Under the lights of a generator, voters wait in line outside of a tent serving as a polling site in the Midland Beach section of Staten Island, New York, on Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. The original polling site, a school, was damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

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Election workers help a voter, right, finalize his affidavit ballot at a consolidated polling station for residents of the Rockaways on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in the Queens borough of New York. Election Day turnout was heavy in several storm-ravaged areas in New York and New Jersey, with many voters expressing relief and even elation at being able to vote at all, considering the devastation.

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Chandler Lorimer, 2, Galena, peeks out under the voting curtain while at Galena City Hall in Galena, Kan., while his mother Jamie votes on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

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Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Linda McMahon puts an "I Voted Today!" sticker on her jacket after casting her ballot in Greenwich, Conn., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. McMahon and Democratic opponent Chris Murphy are vying for the Senate seat now held by Joe Lieberman, an independent who's retiring.

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Julio Cortez/AP Photo |

A polling place worker, left, assists a person who is filling out a affidavit to vote in the general election on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Hoboken, N.J. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a declaration allowing people displaced by Superstorm Sandy to vote in the general election at any polling place. However, such voters were not allowed to vote in local elections.

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A person walks through a makeshift shelter in a gymnasium at Toms River East High School as they arrive to vote Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Toms River, N.J. N.J. Voter turnout was heavy in several storm-ravaged Jersey Shore towns, with many voters expressing relief and even elation at being able to vote at all, considering the devastation.

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Julio Cortez/AP Photo |

Sunlight shines on a man as he reads over a sample ballot while waiting in line to cast his vote at Hoboken City Hall on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Hoboken, N.J. Voting in the U.S. presidential election was the latest challenge for the hundreds of thousands of people in the New York-New Jersey area still affected by Superstorm Sandy, as they struggled to get to non-damaged polling places to cast their ballots in one of the tightest elections in recent history.

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Voters prepare to cast their ballots inside a polling place at the Bay Head Fire Co. No. 1 station, in Bay Head, N.J., on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012.

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Angel Franco/The New York Times |

Ramonita Santana prepares to cast a ballot at a polling station at P.S. 188, in the Manhattan borough of New York on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012. Hurricane Sandy caused widespread damage to the are last week.

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Michael Appleton/The New York Times |

Voters cast ballots at a polling station at P.S. 63 in Ozone Park on Election Day, in New York, Nov. 6, 2012.

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Ruth Fremson/The New York Times |

Voters, many still without power, heat or water since Hurricane Sandy struck last week, wait in line to cast ballots at a polling station in Far Rockaway High School, also without heat since the storm, in the Queens borough of New York, on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012.

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Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times |

Voters cast ballots at a polling station in a church without electricity since Hurricane Sandy struck last week, in Yorktown, N.Y., on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012.

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Mark Makela/The New York Times |

A voter enters a polling station in a school house that was built in 1890 in Sheridan Township, Iowa, Nov. 6, 2012.

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Marcus Yam/The New York Times |

Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, fifth from left, prepares to vote with his sons Rider Murphy, 1, and Owen Murphy, 4, in a polling station at Cheshire High School, in Cheshire, Conn., on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012. Murphy is running against Linda McMahon for the open seat that Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) is leaving upon retirement.

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Mark Makela/The New York Times |

A voter laughs as she receives an "I voted" sticker after casting her ballot at Ray Lounsberry's Shed in Nevada Township, Iowa, Nov. 6, 2012.