The Note: It's Not Whether You Win or Lose, It's How You Play the Game

From ABC News' Maddy Sauer: The Milwaukee Election Commission unanimously dismissed a last-minute complaint filed by Republicans last night. Republicans claimed that 5,600 addresses on voter rolls may not exist. Using the same software as the US Postal Service, the Republican Party of Wisconsin checked the addresses of over 300,000 Milwaukee voters. They found that 5,619 addresses may not exist. Matthew O'Neill, an attorney for the Democrats, asked that the complaint be thrown out because only three of the over 5,600 addresses were checked. The commission voted 3-0 to throw out the complaint.

Bruuuuuuce:

Alan Borsuk calmly refers to the "star power" of Springsteen, and Notes that it was tough to tell how many rallied for Kerry and how many came to sing along. LINK

Even the photo slide show is subdued. LINK

But the Madison Capital Times barely Noticed Kerry was there. LINK

More Bruce coverage for you: LINK and LINK

It "may well have been the largest crowd for a political rally in Wisconsin history," reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

"No Surrender, the Boss sang last night, leads to the Promised Land," is how the Columbus Dispatch's Hallett and Risking lead their Bruce Springsteen coverage for an estimated crowd of more than 30,000 according to the paper. LINK

ABC News Vote 2004: Bush-Cheney '04:

New England hero Curt Schilling endorsed the President on GMA yesterday and Brian C. Mooney of the Boston Globe looks at whether this high-profile move could influence New Hampshire voters. LINK

Of yesterday, the Boston Globe's Rick Klein writes, "A president who is not often described as introspective talked about the lessons he has learned after nearly four years in office. And a man who rarely places himself in the arc of American history made a connection to a pantheon of presidential greats." LINK

These links take you to a new, last-minute mailing from the RNC to voters across the country in several battleground states. (We are trying to pin down which ones).

A Republican official confirms that they sent this mail piece but declined to comment any further.

It blasts John Kerry on terrorism and includes an image of the World Trade Center towers burning. LINK and LINK

ABC News Vote 2004: Kerry-Edwards '04:

Pat Healy waxes poetic on a certain presidential candidate's reaction to his beloved baseball team winning the World Series. Hint: The reporter hails from the Boston Globe. LINK

The Washington Post's Jim VandeHei thinks Springsteen Thursday was "vintage Springsteen, from the heart and distinctly heartland in its simplicity and touch" and "one of the most remarkable scenes of the campaign season." LINK

ABC News Vote 2004: election day weather:

Based on the extended forecast provided by NOAA:

The forecast for Columbus, Ohio is mostly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers in the morning and cool.

The forecast for Cincinnati, OH is mostly cloudy in the morning with a chance of showers, then becoming partly cloudy and cool.

The forecast for Iowa is partly cloudy and cool.

The forecast for Pennsylvania is mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and nice.

The forecast for New Hampshire is mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers, breezy and cool.

The forecast for Miami, FL is sunny with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms and warm.

The forecast for Tallahassee, FL is mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms and warm.

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