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Five Things to Know About Election Day in Virginia

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Here are five things to know about Election Day in Virginia.

1. A DEADLOCKED PRESIDENTIAL RACE

Obama, Romney enter battle for Virginia’s 13 electoral votes virtually deadlocked, meaning organization and turnout likely decide the winner.

2. KAINE HAS SLIGHT EDGE IN POLLS, BUT SENATE RACE CLOSE

Polls show Democrat Tim Kaine has a slim edge over Republican George Allen in Virginia’s Senate race, but not so large that a superior GOP turnout can’t obliterate it.

3. ALL ELEVEN VIRGINIA U.S. HOUSE RACES ARE CONTESTED

All eleven Virginia congressmen are defending their seats. Eight of them are Republicans and three are Democrats.

4. VIRGINIA SENATE RACE RANKS NO. 1 IN OUTSIDE SPENDING

Outside groups, including superPACs and nonprofit advocacy groups that don’t disclose donors, have spent nearly $53 million in Virginia’s Senate race, tops in the nation.

5. ABSENTEE VOTING UP SLIGHTLY; VOTER ID LAW IN FIRST TEST

The State Board of Elections says absentee voting is up about 2.5 percent from 2008; Tuesday is the first trial for Virginia’s new voter ID law.

View the 2012 Voting Guide to find out where you should go to vote, polling hours and a look at the issues on the ballot.

All-News 99.1 WNEW will have comprehensive live coverage of the election results tonight on-air and online at CBSDC.com.

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