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"Ryan wheels down in Cleveland. On final descent, VP Biden’s motorcade could be seen out the right windows pulling away from Air Force Two."
Biden made an unannounced stop in Cleveland a bit ago, placing him and Ryan, his rival for the vice presidency, in very close proximity on Election Day in the very competitive state of Ohio.
ELECTION DAY OFF
If you make cars in Detroit, the odds are reasonably good you have today off.
Employees of all three Detroit automakers have had presidential election days off for years. The United Auto Workers union says it negotiated the day in 1999, and it took effect in 2000.
All three companies extended the day off to salaried workers.
‘A SPIRITED CAMPAIGN’
"I also want to say to Gov. Romney, congratulations on a spirited campaign. I know his supporters are just as engaged, just as enthusiastic, working just as hard today. We feel confident we’ve got the votes to win." — President Barack Obama speaking to reporters in Chicago.
BURGERS VS. OMELETTES
France’s version of the U.S. Election Day is playing out ... on the plate.
For 24 hours, the popular Breakfast in America diner in central Paris is offering two special additions to the menu: an Obama Burger and a Romney Omelette. The owner will count how many dishes are sold by the end of the day and the U.S. election winner, as decided by French palates, will be declared.
One problem: The Obama Burger is bursting with sausages and pickles, whereas the Romney Omelet is plain and simple — almost guaranteed to sell less.
"This morning we had some customers from America who were very unhappy. They were Romney supporters and were offended," says diner owner Craig Carlson, a U.S. citizen from California.
"We tried to explain it’s just a joke and we tried to put a little slant on it. (Romney) always says he is a regular American, a plain American."
If you’re voting in Washington, D.C., better put your phone away.
Many early morning voters in the nation’s capital ended up talking with their neighbors as they waited in long lines to vote, because they were not allowed to check their cell phones. Poll workers offered no explanation for the rule.Next Page >
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