Freak Storm Rattles Election

    WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 28:  (AFP-OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement after a briefing on Hurricane Sandy at FEMA Headquarters on October 28, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Sandy, which has already claimed over 50 lives in the Caribbean, is predicted to bring heavy winds and floodwaters as the mid-atlantic region prepares for the damage.  (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

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    She’s as nasty as a whole bunch of super PACs. After months of attack ads and hard-fought campaigning, Hurricane Sandy might do the most to upset the presidential election as it nears the finish line. With the race still tight—though most projections show President Obama with more routes to 270 electoral votes—politicos fear the effect the storm may have on early voting. Obama senior strategist David Axelrod said Sunday that “to the more than 50 million people in its path, there are more immediate and potentially grave concerns that transcend politics.”

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