"I feel optimistic but only cautiously optimistic. Because until people actually show up at the polls and cast their ballot, the rest of this stuff is all just speculation." — President Barack Obama in a radio interview with "The Steve Harvey Morning Show."

— Nedra Pickler — Twitter http://twitter.com/nedrapickler

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EDITOR'S NOTE — Election Watch shows you Election Day 2012 through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.