The Note: Bringing It Home

The Washington Post's Evelyn Nieves looks at the advocates showing up in Nevada in droves inspired by their opposition to a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. LINK

ABC News Vote 2004: Pennsylvania:

The serious ground war push has begun in Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Inquirer's team of Infield, Parmley, and Moore give us a sense of the battlefield and who is out all over the state. LINK

James O'Toole of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette offers a one-stop-shop of what's going on in battleground Pennsylvania for this final push. LINK

The Philadelphia Daily News' Erin Einhorn does something similar, but also looks at tomorrow. LINK

Straight to the hearts of Security Moms everywhere, but particularly in the Philadelphia area, the Philadelphia Daily News' Ronnie Polaneczky looks at the family of a U.S. soldier listed as captured in the Iraq war under the headline "Tomorrow's vote won't ease anxiety of Ohio GI's family." LINK

Gov. Ed Rendell's comments suggesting Osama bin Laden was trying to help George Bush win the election gets some local Philadelphia Inquirer coverage. LINK

ABC News Vote 2004: Wisconsin:

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has all the details on the agreement reached between the city and the Republican Party of Wisconsin yesterday. LINK

"Under the agreement, a list of 5,512 prospective city voters whose addresses are questionable will be distributed to polling places."

"Those on the list who show up to vote will be asked to fill out a change of address card or registration form, and to show proof of residency - a driver's license, utility bill or some other document showing an address - before casting their ballot."

"Anyone without proof of residency at an address on the list will have to take an oath, and that person's ballot will be marked as being challenged by the poll worker."

ABC News Vote 2004: Bush-Cheney '04:

The Los Angeles Times' Ron Brownstein explains why after facing a tough news environment on Iraq and the economy and with a less than stellar approval rating, George W. Bush is still very much in this race. LINK

"It's a testament to the strength of President Bush's connection with his base that he's still running stride for stride with Democrat John F. Kerry, and possibly half a step ahead, in the presidential campaign's final hours."

More Brownstein: "For him to be so close to gaining a second term under such adverse conditions shows how strong a floor of political support Bush has built. But absent a decisive last-minute break, Tuesday's results are also likely to show a low ceiling for Bush. The two facts are not coincidental. The design of Bush's presidency has left him with a firm hold on about half the country, but with the other half increasingly beyond his reach."

And Brownstein is sure to include Tony Fabrizio's colorful quote of the day: "'If he wins, he will have squeezed every ounce that he could have gotten out of his base,' said Tony Fabrizio, the pollster for GOP nominee Bob Dole in 1996."

Brownstein concludes that no matter what the result of tomorrow's election will be, it appears that Karl Rove's plan to expand a Republican majority in this country has not come to fruition… yet.

Gen. Tommy Franks writes on the Wall Street Journal's op-ed page that President Bush is the right leader at the right time. LINK

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