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Parties push to get out the vote in Connecticut on Tuesday

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HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

Democratic and Republican volunteers are spending the final hours before Election Day manning the phones and knocking on doors, encouraging supporters to go to the polls.

In a state where there is no early voting, with the exception of absentee ballots, getting out the vote Tuesday is crucial.

Leigh Appleby, a spokesman for the Connecticut Democrats, says his party hopes to make 1 million calls during its final get-out-the-vote effort, which began Friday. Phone banking operations are set up across the state in 18 local Democratic Party headquarters.

JR Romano, chairman of the Republicans, says his party is also busy making calls. While Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is favored to win in Connecticut, he predicts enthusiastic support for Republican Donald Trump will make the race closer than many expect.

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