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About this wish we go right now -- -- to Moines Iowa because they kicked off this presidential election during the primaries and very well.
Could end it seven electoral votes up for grabs and I we've gotten a ton of attention including from the president last night.
And during a visit there he laid out what he thinks at stake.
In very plain terms.
It's why she.
Just comes about each of us as citizens.
All of it depends on you bring in your friend your neighbor your coworkers your mom your -- your wife your husband to the polls.
That's -- our democracy's supposed to be.
Most powerful force in our democracy is you.
-- six electoral votes in Iowa -- Shannon Bream is live in the mine.
CNN that's how -- the -- there this morning.
-- Martha there has been a steady stream of high winds turning out to vote there were some minor problems with electronic voting machines elsewhere in the state.
Secretary of State's office tells us that has been rectified.
Something else the secretary's office is watching the presence of international monitors -- indicated they want to be inside the polls here in Iowa.
Here's what the secretary told us about that.
Very firm in in letting everyone know that.
You observers are not allowed an Iowa polls and so I -- there's a little bit of conscience for C it's not something I thought I'd be talking about the week before the election but.
My job is to enforce the law and that's we're going to do.
And those observers have been warned they -- -- -- if they do try to enter polling places here and I went up something else to watch your in the Hawkeye State.
It's the battle over same sex marriage in 2009 the State Supreme Court here legalize same sex marriage that galvanized conservatives -- been fighting back ever sense they've had three of the justices who sat on that court turned out.
Today a fourth justices on the ballot and also at stake is this state senate here conservatives know if they regain control the state senate bill then control both houses.
They say that is critical for them in trying to pass legislation that would ban same sex marriage.
That turn -- fight that organization site which is very carefully crafted by evangelical Christians here in Iowa could actually affect the top of the ticket.
Here's professor Dennis -- for.
For the republic.
Because actually I think the presence of this same sex marriage issue and control the -- -- state senate and retention of and I was -- Supreme Court justice.
Almost together provide coattails for Mitt Romney rather than the other way around.
So instead of the top of the ticket mandating what happens down ticket it may -- the other way around here in Iowa and I -- -- interesting chant thank you so much so this race now coming.
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