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11/06/2012 09:09 am ET

Wisconsin Election 2012: Obama, Mitt Romney Eye 10 Electoral Votes In The Badger State (LIVE UPDATES)

The Wisconsin election could play a critical role in the outcome of the race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

While the state has traditionally leaned blue, and the president won the state in 2008, Romney made a last-minute push to secure Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes ahead of Election Day.

Obama himself sought to lock up support on the ground in the Badger State before voters hit the polls. The president's campaign has pushed back against the suggestion that Romney is running competitively against Obama in the battleground, which is also the home state of GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan.

HuffPost's Amanda Terkel recently reported:

In a memo sent out to reporters [last week], Obama's Wisconsin state director, Tripp Wellde, accused the Romney team of "desperately spinning a narrative of 'momentum' without offering any facts or specifics to back up their claim."

"Now, the Romney-Ryan campaign is telling you they are poised to win Wisconsin -- but don’t, won’t, and can’t point to anything to back up their assertion," Wellde wrote. "The reality is straightforward. The makeup of this year’s electorate in Wisconsin, the turnout machine built by OFA over the last 500 plus days, and the President’s consistent lead in public polling gives the President a clear advantage in the final days of this contest."

The race for Wisconsin's U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democratic incumbent Sen. Herb Kohl has also made waves in the political spectrum in recent weeks. The latest polls show Democratic hopeful Tammy Baldwin in an extremely tight match-up against her Republican opponent, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson.

Polls open in Wisconsin at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. central time.

Below, a look at the latest presidential polls for states across the country. Scroll down for live blog updates on the latest news from Wisconsin and Election Day across America.

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