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What Earthquakes Can Teach Us About Elections

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President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney walk away after they greet each other at the end of the third presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla., on Monday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama speaks at a rally Thursday in Manchester, N.H. Utah's Salt Lake Tribune on Friday endorsed Obama for president. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney meets audience members after he addressed the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles on Monday. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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President Barack Obama joins Former President Bill Clinton on stage during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Obama Got The Convention Bounce, As Well As Bad Economic Numbers

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