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Decision 2012 / Obama vs. Romney #1034605

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 06, 2012
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(Democracy Plaza: Brian Williams) Election Day in the race between President Obama and Mitt Romney introduced; photos shown of voters in Montana and in tents in the Rockaways in New York; scenes shown of the voting in Cincinnati and in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, Obama in Chicago, Romney at rallies.

(New York: Kristen Welker) Obama’s final hours of campaigning reviewed; scenes shown of him at a Chicago campaign office, at events over the past few days, with tears in Des Moines at his last event. [In Des Moines, First Lady Michelle OBAMA – says this is the final event of her husband’s final campaign.] [In interview, today, OBAMA – comments on the tear.] Photo of Obama with former Illinois state treasurer Alexi Giannoulias†† during his traditional Election Day basketball game shown.

(Democracy Plaza: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Boston: Peter Alexander) Romney’s final campaign swing reviewed; scenes shown of him and wife Ann voting in Massachusetts, Air Force 2 with Vice President Joe Biden on board landing near Romney’s plane in Cleveland, crowds of supporters in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. [With running mate Representative Paul Ryan in Ohio, ROMNEY – thanks volunteers.] Romney’s confidence he will win noted.

(Democracy Plaza: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Democracy Plaza: Chuck Todd) What to look for as the polls close in the battleground states featured; map shown.

(Democracy Plaza: Brian Williams, David Gregory, Savannah Guthrie, Andrea Mitchell) What to look for as the votes come in, how this election differs from the 2008 race, the division along racial, gender and political lines, and the close contests in the Senate and House races discussed.

(Democracy Plaza: Brian Williams) The approach of a huge storm toward the East Coast in the wake of Hurricane Sandy noted.

(Hoboken, New Jersey: Ron Allen) The frustration and confusion for voters in New York and New Jersey in the aftermath of Sandy featured; details given about polling places that were not ready, the decision that voters could vote at any polling place and New Jersey’s provision for e-mail and fax voting for displaced people; scenes shown of lines of voters in Manhattan, voting in tents in Queens, buses taking voters to alternative sites, voting by flashlight, a high school in Hoboken where people voted and picked up emergency supplies; Darren Templeton†’s Tweet quoted. [WOMAN – reacts.] [WOMAN – says a lot of people don’t have provisions to come and vote.] [New Jersey Governor Chris CHRISTIE – says if you haven’t been displaced get your butt up and vote at your polling place.] [Hoboken MAN – says he’s going to vote.]

(Democracy Plaza: Brian Williams) A voting incident in Pennsylvania where a man filmed himself pushing the Obama button while the machine checked off Romney’s name noted; video shown.

Williams, Brian;
Welker, Kristen;
Alexander, Peter;
Todd, Chuck;
David, Brian Williams,;
Allen, Ron

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