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Overheard at the polls: One woman's early start

"I just want to make sure that my vote gets counted in this historic election. Nothing is going to deter me."

-- Carlamonique Renteria, 32, who woke up at 3.30 a.m. to vote. She arrived at James Madison Elementary School in Pasadena at 5.55 a.m. Not surprisingly, she was the first person in line.

-- Alexandra Zavis

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