#USvote: What to expect on election day
Armchair election watchers should brace themselves on Tuesday; it's going to be a marathon. Here is a guide outlining the principle elements to look out for as President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney go toe to toe on election night.
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Fast facts: The US Electoral College
How does the United States elect the President? Under the US Constitution, the election is neither a vote by Congress or a parliamentary system nor a direct popular vote like in the Philippines.
Here are some fast facts on how the world's most powerful democracy elects its president: rplr.co
Who will win the race for the White House? (AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN /Nicholas KAMM/FILES)
Tiny New Hampshire town casts first White House votes
The first ballots of the 2012 White House race were cast in the tiny northeastern town of Dixville Notch Tuesday, November 6, with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney each receiving five votes.
The first-in-the-nation vote, held shortly after midnight, was tied for the first time in its history, another indication of the knife's edge separating the two candidates in a race that should be decided by the end of the day. rplr.co
Voters line up to cast their ballots in Newark, Ohio, on Nov. 6. Photo by Matt Sullivan/Reuters.
Vice President Joe Biden held hands with a poll worker after voting in Greenville, Delaware, this morning. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
Voters stand in line before the polls open at Harrison United Methodist Church in Pineville, N.C. on Nov. 6. Photo by Chris Keane/Reuters.