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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 2:55 PM
Filed Under: McCain | Turnout

The Morning Call of Allentown finds a McCain niche in Easton.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 2:05 PM

Jeff Gammage reports:

2 p.m.

GOP worker Fred Kelly was helping voters find their way to the polls in Conshohocken, but his mind was two states away, in Indiana.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 1:41 PM

Josh Goldstein reports:

1:25 p.m.

With light rain falling on the Pennrose playground at 12th and Susquehanna in North Philly, it is nevertheless a festive atmosphere. The Obama campaign is here in force, handing out water, donuts, soft pretzels, snacks and umbrellas.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 1:14 PM

Mark Fazlollah reports:

12:35 p.m.

The turnout stunned election officials in many areas.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 1:06 PM

Marcia Gelbart reports:

1:04 p.m.

In the 52nd Ward, at Pinn Memorial Baptist Church in Wynnefield, there are two polling places. At one, the 15th division, over 300 people out of 760 registered had voted by noon. At the other, the 19th division, over 200 people had voted out of 658 registered.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 12:58 PM
Filed Under: Obama | Philadelphia | Turnout

Josh Goldstein reports:
12:45 p.m.

Obama’s volunteer headquarters in Center City Philadelphia buzzed with activity this morning with a constant stream of volunteers each asking how they can help.

Helen Evelev manned the front desk starting at 8 a.m., guiding the newly arrived to training areas where they would be given the scripts to make get-out-the-vote calls. The 80-year-old Center City resident said she’s worked for Democratic candidates dating back to Adlai Stevenson’s runs for the White House in the 1950s, but she said she’s never seen a better organized effort than the Obama campaign.

Heidi Kagan, 40, drove in from Cherry Hill with her kids, Joshua, 9, and Madeline, 6. Armed by fellow volunteers they hits the streets in center city drawing cheers, horn honks, shouts of blondies for Barack, and even a brief 'hello' from Mayor Nutter.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 12:52 PM

David O'Reilly reports:

12:35 p.m.

At a Germantown polling place at Coulter and Greene streets, a line inside the building numbered about 27 people shortly before 11 a.m. -- following a trend of lines thinning by mid-day.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 12:46 PM
Filed Under: Obama | Philadelphia | Turnout

Jennifer Lin reports:

12:46 p.m.

NEAR TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

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