Red, White and Blue

Political volunteers trying to squeeze out every possible vote

CREATED Nov. 5, 2012

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MILWAUKEE- The political parties are hard at work looking for last minute support.  The one thing they both have in common is it's an all out push for every last vote.

Grab a phone, grab a sign, grab every vote you can: That's the strategy on both sides of the aisle in the hours before election day.

"We are knocking doors, we're making phone calls, we are talking to our supporters making sure they're getting to the polls," says Democratic volunteer John Cassanos.

"It's been incredibly busy here and the closer it gets the more busy it's gotten. You couldn't even find a chair to sit down here today," says Republican volunteer Connie Olson.

Shannon Manske showed up to get her yard signs.

"I'm a little nervous, anxious, scared.  I honestly don't know what tomorrow's going to bring," says Manske.

As for the phone calls?

"Oh, there's been thousands," explains Olson.

"We have had literally hundreds of people coming through just today, knocked on thousands of doors today," says Cassanos.

A lot of work, down to the wire, but worth it if their candidate comes out on top.

As of Monday morning, more than 545,000 people asked for absentee ballots.  Despite the high rate of early voting, each party is expecting a big turnout.