AirTalk for November 6, 2012

Voting in the swing states

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People wait as others vote at the United Auto Workers Local 1250 Hall during election day November 6, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. Citizens around the United States head to the polls to vote on the country's next president including in Ohio, a state with 18 electoral votes, were the race between US President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is very close.

It’s no secret that this election comes down to what happens in seven key states. The candidates have been bombarding the citizens of Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Colorado, Wisconsin, Nevada and Iowa with TV ads, town halls, stump.  speeches and handshaking.  So what’s happening in those embattled states today? How does the responsibility of choosing our next president weigh on their citizens? We’ll get an update from polls across the country

Guests:

Corey Moore, KPCC reporter, reporting from the polling location at Tom Bradley Youth & Family Center in mid city Los Angeles

Marc Caputo, political writer, Miami Herald

Matt Laslo, freelance reporter who covers Congress, the White House and the Supreme Court for NPR, The Atlantic and other outlets. He joins us from Richmond, VA, where he is reporting on the election.

Elizabeth Fiedler, news reporter, WHYY in Philadelphia

Anjeanette Damon, Senior politics editor for the Las Vegas Sun; political analyst for KRNV News 4 in Reno

Jeff Hastings, Republican chairman of the board, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

Barry Horstman, reporter, Cincinnati Enquirer


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