Win or lose, Obama's election night party will look far different than it did four years ago, when 125,000 people gathered on an unseasonably warm night in Chicago's Grant Park. The campaign decided not to test its weather luck this year and is holding the election night event indoors, at the McCormick Place convention center.
The decision appears to have been a smart one. The weather in Chicago on Tuesday night is forecast to be cold and rainy.
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