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Acrimonious election seasons ends on Tuesday

Posted: Friday, Nov 2nd, 2012

WATSONVILLE On Tuesday, the end of a long, acrimonious election season comes to an end.

Many questions will likely be answered late Tuesday night or Wednesday. Were the endless national polls correct? Did Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath affect the election?

At the end of the week, presidential politics reignited in the wake of the storm, with the candidates beginning their full-throttle closing arguments with new vigor on the same pocketbook concerns that have dominated the campaign from the start.

President Barack Obama, Republican rival Mitt Romney, their wives and running mates were blitzing across the country in the busiest days of campaign events yet. The six principals were hitting seven swing states that will help determine on Tuesday which man will occupy the White House for the next four years.

Also campaigning hard in the final days was former President Bill Clinton, who made many campaign stops at the end of the week. Clinton and Obama planned to appear together along with singer Dave Matthews on Saturday night in Bristow, Va.

Depending where they live in Santa Cruz County, registered voters will be casting ballots for president, U.S. senator, U.S. representative, state senator, state assemblyman, school board, county supervisors, Watsonville City Council (although all four seats are uncontested) and more.

This year also features 11 statewide propositions, starting with Proposition 30 and ending with Proposition 40.

Polling locations are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Some polling places may have changed, so voters should check their sample ballots before heading to the polls, or visit www.votescount.com for more information.

For the complete article see the 11-03-2012 issue.

Click here to purchase an electronic version of the 11-03-2012 paper.

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