Photos: Minnesotans at the polls

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1 Early voters cast their absentee ballots at the Minneapolis City Hall under the watchful eye of the statue "Mississippi" on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Minneapolis. About 30 million people have already voted in 34 states and the District of Columbia, either by mail or in person. 
2 A light wet snow covers the roof and ground around the Jenkins Town Hall as early voters casts their ballots Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Jenkins, Minn. Jenkins is located in Crow Wing County in northern Minnesota. 
3 Grace and Bethany Monson, 3, watch a DVD player while their father, Karl, fills out his ballot Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Rochester. Minnesotans went to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes on issues ranging from county races to the presidential race. 
4 Voters wait to cast absentee ballots at the Hennepin County Government Center Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Minneapolis. Candidates and volunteers worked Monday to make the most of their last 24 hours before decision day, hustling to energize their core supporters and searching for any remaining fence-sitters. Meanwhile, both political parties said they were gearing up like never before to watch the other for any electioneering on Tuesday. 
5 Republican Senate candidate Kurt Bills and his wife Cindy leave after casting their ballots at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Rosemount, Minn. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. 
6 Voters fill the booths voting Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the Stockton Community Center in Stockton, Minn. 
7 Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar voted at Marcy Open Elementary School in Minneapolis on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Klobuchar was joined by her daughter Abigail and husband, John Bessler. 
8 Greg Kerrigan of Minnesota City comes out of the polling booth while voting at the Rollingstone Township Hall near Rollingstone, Minn., on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. After a grinding presidential campaign, Americans are heading into polling places across the country. 
9 Voters cast their ballots at The Steeple Center in Rosemount, Minn. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. 
10 Samantha Fricker fills out her ballot Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Rochester as other voters do the same. Minnesotans went to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes on issues ranging from county races to the presidential race. (Alex Kolyer for MPR) 
11 David Lemke, 23 year old Moorhead resident, votes at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead on Nov. 6 2012. This is Lemke's second time voting in a presidential election. Election judges in Moorhead say voting and new voter registration has been strong throughout the day. 
12 University of Minnesota students voted at Coffman Memorial Union in Minneapolis on November 6, 2012. 
13 Jack Carlson, 20, of Edina, Minnesota, and Arman Shahriar, 20, of Edina, Minnesota, cast their ballots at Coffman Memorial Union on the University of Minnesota on November 6, 2012. 
14 Adeline Millerbernd, 6, helps her mother, Jodie Millerbernd place her ballot in the ballot machine Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Rochester. Minnesotans went to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes on issues ranging from county races to the presidential race.