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Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Halts Campaigns, Some Early Voting

People stand in line to vote early on Sunday in Pembroke Pines, Fla. (AP/J Pat Carter)

Both President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have suspended campaigning – a week ahead of election day – due to Hurricane Sandy.

Early voting in Maryland and Washington, D.C., has been canceled due to the storm, and Hurricane Sandy’s reach could extend into three other key states – New Hampshire, North Carolina and Ohio.

In Virginia, election officials eased absentee voting requirements for residents affected by the storm.

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