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11/06/2012 09:29 am ET

Massachusetts Election 2012: Mitt Romney Likely To Lose Home State, Senate Race Captures Spotlight

In the Massachusetts election on Tuesday, Mitt Romney is expected to see his home state's 11 electoral votes go to President Barack Obama.

The latest polls show Obama with a comfortable lead over the former Massachusetts governor as voters in the Bay State cast ballots in the race.

HuffPost's Andrea Stone reported in September:

As new polls show President Barack Obama widening his margin in Paul Ryan's home state of Wisconsin and Mitt Romney's stomping ground of Massachusetts sitting safely in the Democratic column, the GOP presidential nominee might want to embrace his inner Woodrow Wilson.

What can the all-business Republican standard-bearer just off his worst week ever learn from the 28th president, a former college president and progressive from a time when the latter word was spelled with a capital P? Maybe his secret path to the White House.

That's because President Wilson, a former governor of New Jersey, and Vice President Thomas Marshall, a former governor of Indiana, both failed to hold their home states yet prevailed nationally to win reelection. The year was 1916.

Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Senate race between Republican incumbent Sen. Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren shaped up to be an extremely competitive contest. While Warren trailed Brown early in the race, more recent surveys have shown the Democratic hopeful inching ahead of Brown. How the race will end remains to be seen.

Polls in Romney's home state open at 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. According to the Massachusetts Secretary of State website, some municipalities may open their polling stations as early as 5:45 a.m.

Below, a snapshot of the latest polls in the presidential race. Scroll down for live updates on Election Day.

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