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A lot of folks will be tuned to the national networks tonight, but when you’re looking for a dose of thoughtful analysis on the situation here in North Carolina, check in with News 14 Carolina at least occasionally as its coverage will be featuring Chris Fitzsimon (along with the head of one of the Art Pope groups) throughout the evening.

You can also follow our tweets throughout the evening at:

https://twitter.com/ncpolicywatch,
https://twitter.com/fitzsimon and
https://twitter.com/rob_schofield

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NBC-17 news here in Raleigh is taking an interesting approach to Election Day. The station is webcasting a continuous stream of politicians, commentators and interested citizens in 15 minute bites all day on its website. You can check out the schedule here.

I get to go on right after House Speaker Thom Tillis tonight at 7:15 — which means, I’m sure that there will be plenty of erroneous statements and claims still hovering in the air. Should be fun. 

Click here to check out the stream.

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The final pre-election poll from Public Policy Polling (which has a remarkably accurate record in predicting outcomes)suggests that it could be Wednesday at least before we know who will claim North Carolina’s electoral votes in the presidential election:

“the candidates are tied at 49 there based on rounded numbers, but if you break it out to decimal points Romney’s up 49.4% to 49.2% with 457 respondents having chosen him to 455 for Obama….

Our last three polls in North Carolina have all come out as ties. Barack Obama has built up a 54/45 lead during the early voting period, but Mitt Romney’s ahead 57/41 with those planning to vote on election day. Romney is making up for the registration advantage Democrats in the state have with a 55/40 lead among independent voters. Beyond that the race pretty much breaks down as you would expect. Obama is up with women (54/46), African Americans (87/12), and young voters (55/42). Romney is winning with men (54/44), whites (62/37), and seniors (58/41).”

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Good government guru Bob Hall at Democracy NC reports that early voting sites for all of North Carolina’s 100 counties are now posted on State Board of Elections site.

You can visit the Board at www.ncsbe.gov  or go directly to  http://www.ncsbe.gov/GetDocument.aspx?id=2562 to view the sites. You can also view them on a map by going to https://batchgeo.com/map/NCEarlyVoteSites.

Early voting (aka “one-stop absentee” voting) for the November 6 election starts October 18.