Heading on @CNN at 3:00 eastern. Not much news to report, but lots to talk about.
Biden, who was in Cleveland earlier Tuesday, has landed in Chicago, where he’ll attend the Obama campaign’s election night event.
How are Romney strategists feeling about today's vote? Here's what two of them told CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley:
"Feel great about Ohio"
"High turnout in our high performing areas"
"Early signs are good but it's early "
Crowley notes, however, it would be unlikely for strategists to paint a discouraging picture so early in the day because it dampens evening voters.
A source provides CNN's Dana Bash with talking points for Obama campaign surrogates: "As you spread the word on TV, online and through your networks, remember to remind everybody to go vote and to stay in line – especially young voters, who have so much at stake in today’s election."
The talking points emphasize turnout, enthusiasm, and enthusiasm of young voters.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an outspoken critic of President Obama's handling of the attack in Benghazi, said on CNN just now he didn't think the issue would sway the election.
"But I do think it's the most important issue in the election," he added.
Is photographing & posting your ballot legal? Depends. Many states don't allow photos in polling places for privacy & to avoid "vote-buying"
Lots of folks asking me how often I'll say "WOW" tonight or "Stand By" or "O-M-G" I start anchoring @CNNSitRoom 4PM ET
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s former White House chief of staff, said he sees a difference between Romney campaigning on Election Day and Vice President Joe Biden making a campaign stop. The Republican nominee has a “need” to make a last-ditch effort to court votes, whereas Biden’s stops were part of an “insurance policy,” he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
Look for an early Special Election Day Edition of Gut Check -- coming out soon.
You'll see CNN Political Director Mark Preston is leaving comments now in the conversation. All night, Preston will be at the CNN Decision Desk with the latest information about when states will be called, and why or why not. He'll provide dispatches all night.
After waving to the crowd gathered in what appears to be a parking garage, Romney told reporters, "Well, that's when you know you're going to win."
Behind Team Obama's basketball superstition? He didn't play a game ahead of the New Hampshire primary in 2008, then lost the Granite State, CNN's Dan Lothian reported just now on air. Obama lost the New Hampshire primary by two points to Sen. Clinton after his eight point win in the Iowa caucuses.
Biden has arrived at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, per a pool reporter traveling with the vice president. Campaign officials say he will sit for radio interviews and spend time with his family this afternoon.
RT this is IA's most D county MT @jcauditor: Lowest voting at the polls in 32 years as of 9 am in a Johnson County General Election.
CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin points out the potential headache in Ohio: "Under Ohio law, no one looks at those [provisional] ballots to determine their validity for ten days, until November 17. During those ten days, the people who cast those provisional ballots are allowed to go to the board of elections and make the case that their votes were legal.... If Ohio is the deciding state, we could have individual voters, each with their own lawyers, going to boards of elections arguing their case that their votes should count."