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Just an FYI, folks — MoJoBlog and Kevin Drum will have coverage of the election all day and all night. We know we’re not replacing CNN, but visit us for analysis, under-the-radar stories, and our typical panache.

For now, we’ve got four stories that went up late yesterday: Kevin Drum’s “The Great Persuader,” about the challenges Obama will face should he win; my “Election Day Arrives: Should Obama Supporters Worry?” about whether the supposed tightening in the polls should give anyone pause; Laura Rozen’s “Getting Ready for President McBama,” about a Congressional honcho who is ready to work intelligence in a McCain or Obama administration; and Adele M. Stan’s “Howard Phillips’ World,” about the Constitution Party candidate who could provide inspiration for the GOP.

Hope to see a lot of you over the next, oh, 17 hours.

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