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Presidential race coming down to wire in NC

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

On Tuesday - Election Day, the polls open at 6:30a and close at 7:30p. That means time is running out on the campaign trail.

But volunteers for both presidential camps are still working to get out the vote.

At the North Mecklenburg Victory office in Cornelius, republican volunteers like Linda Angele worked phone banks and knocked on doors. 

"Tonight will be a late night getting our campaign signs out across the county and tomorrow's going to be a long day but I'm looking forward to tomorrow night", says Angele.

Volunteers for the Obama Biden camp also spent the day calling voters and knocking on doors.

Dr. Joseph Ellis of Wingate University says "you never know how undecideds are going to vote, how those  independent voters are - and some really do hang on to the last minute to figure out or decide how to vote".

Several recent polls show North Carolina is one of a few remaining battleground states.

Dr Ellis says "one of the reason it's still in play is the changing demographics. Over the last few years - a larger immigrant population, and lots of folks coming from the North into the South now. Because President Obama won it in '08 - first time won in some time - Democrats hope this is a trend. Republicans are still sure this is a republican state".

Republicans are counting on volunteers to win over voters. Democrats are flying in big names to rally on behalf of the President as volunteers hit the trenches.

Dr Ellis says "by and large people have made up their minds. There's not a lot candidates can do these last coming days".

State election officials tell WBTV they're expected a very high voter turn out.

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