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Hopeful

Filed at 7:53 p.m.

At The North Carolina Republican Party election celebration, those who have come early are hopeful that Sen. John McCain can pull out a victory tonight.

"I've been feeling a bit pestimistic," said Aloma Crenshaw, a McCain supporter. "It's going to be a tight race and hopefully we can pull out a victory tonight."

Regardless of the outcome, this American will support our new president. "I'm still hopeful for McCain and I have worked hard for him," she said recalling her work at the Republican National Convention earlier this year. "But Obama will be my president and I will support him."

Generic Script

Standing off to the side, watching FOX News, David and Faith Michael said they think the election is going to be very close. The Michaels, of Wilmington, N.C. , said they voted early for McCain after waiting in a 45 minute line.

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