Good morning to you on this election day! It's Tuesday, 6 November 2012. John Carter of the WBTV Morning Show team reporting to you this morning.
After what seems like an eternity of campaigning and political television commercials...it all comes down to you today at the voting booth. Polls in North Carolina open at 6:30 AM...in South Carolina, at 7:00 AM. WBTV has the most complete and extensive coverage of Campaign 2012. We'll have live team reports beginning at 4:30 AM this morning...with all the information you need before you head out the door.
We'll bring you stories of the last minute campaigning by President Obama and Mitt Romney...and where they'll be today as they watch the votes come in. We'll also be taking a look at North Carolina's gubernatorial candidates and other high profile races.
We'll also take you to Dixville Notch and Hart in New Hampshire...where the first ballots of election day were cast this morning.
We have a really interesting story involving local students and the election. South Mecklenburg High School students are assuming the roles of the presidential candidates.
And South Carolina has set a record for absentee ballots.
Keep your umbrella handy...we could see a little rain out there today. Al Conklin will have complete details in your First Alert Weather forecast.
More than a million customers in New York and New Jersey remain without power this morning...we'll have the latest on the aftermath of super storm Sandy.
In health news this morning...new research suggests high blood pressure can not only be bad for your physical health but your mental health, as well.
Plus...we've got highlights from Monday night football. And more NFL news...the league now says that touchdown scored by DeAngelo Williams of the Panthers should not have been allowed!