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Ah-nuld's Daughter

Bails On Daddy's Party

11/4/2008 3:37 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The Governator just voted at a Brentwood polling place with his wife and daughter Katherine -- who's voting for the first time, as a Democrat.

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We're told Arnold voted "No" on Prop 8 and urged the crowd outside to vote "Yes" on Prop 11. And though they can't vote, a group of kids at a school next door were just excited to meet the Terminator.

Attempted Sabotage Foiled in Florida!

11/4/2008 2:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

So, check this out. Deerfield Beach, Fla. is one hour south of Palm Beach. Nearly 400 people were planted firmly in line at 6:15 this morning, waiting for the polls to open at 7:00 AM. There is one voting machine to accommodate all of them.

The area almost entirely African American. Many of the people never have voted before. One woman was 101 years old. She was wheeled into the polling place and on her way out she said that before she died, she wanted to vote for a black man.

Election monitors noticed a man in line who appeared to be a voter. Turns out he was a saboteur, telling people the Democrats were supposed to vote at a different location.

Some of the voters said they were robocalled last night. The message -- Democrats weren't supposed to vote until Wednesday.

UPDATE -- Election officials just delivered seven more voting machines.

Underwood Picks a Fight with Half of Hollywood

11/4/2008 1:58 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Carrie UnderwoodThe next time you see a celebrity in a political ad, just know Carrie Underwood thinks that person is stupid.

The former "American Idol" found a soapbox, climbed on it, and proceeded to bash the hell out of all sorts of famous people like Timberlake, Stallone, Affleck and Oprah -- for their decision to publicly endorse a candidate for president.

Underwood tells TV Guide, "There is someone I do support, but I don't support publicly. I lose all respect for celebrities when they back a candidate. It's saying that the American public isn't smart enough to make their own decisions ... music is where you go to get away from all the BS."

Obama and McCain Don't Alma Matter Anymore

11/4/2008 6:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Any high school would be elated to have an alumni running for president -- but the alumni news sections of Obama and McCain's respected high school web sites have no mention their former student's little election square-off today.

But here are few tidbits you can find on their HS websites:

Barack Obama graduated in '79 from Punahou School, where he was on the "Varsity A Basketball" state championship team during his senior year and was nicknamed "Barry."

John McCain was in the class of '54 at Episcopal High School, where he held the "EHS wrestling record for the 'Fastest Pin' for nearly two years" and was nicknamed "Punk."

Obama to Celebs -- Barack Off!

11/4/2008 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Everyone and their mutha wants to be part of the Barack Obama rally tonight –- including Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Diddy, and Ben Affleck.

But Obama wants this night to be all about him -- as it should -- so he's asking his celeb backers to stay away, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. "There really only needs to be one star in Grant Park," says a source, "and that's Barack." They want the celebs to focus on the inauguration in January -- if that's tonight's outcome, of course.

Naturally, Oprah Winfrey will be there tonight. Not even Obama tells O to go away.

Obama's Grandmother Passes Away

11/3/2008 8:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Madelyn Dunham, Barack Obama's grandmother, has passed away after a bout with cancer.

Obama suspended his campaign on October 23 to fly to Honolulu, Hawaii and visit her. Madelyn was 86.

Barack Obama and his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, issued the following statement ...

"It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer. She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances. She was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and left this world with the knowledge that her impact on all of us was meaningful and enduring. Our debt to her is beyond measure.

Our family wants to thank all of those who sent flowers, cards, well-wishes, and prayers during this difficult time. It brought our grandmother and us great comfort. Our grandmother was a private woman, and we will respect her wish for a small private ceremony to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to any worthy organization in search of a cure for cancer."

Frasier -- Obama Got Your Tongue?

11/3/2008 5:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Give a Democrat a chance to talk politics and you can't get 'em to shut up, but grab a notorious Republican like Kelsey Grammer and well, not so much.
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Dude was suspiciously silent about the election at LAX yesterday -- but he was headed to Florida, a major swing state. We doubt it's a coincidence. He was stumping for McCain later that night at a rally in Coral Gables.

Obama Scalpers Hunt for Their Cut

11/3/2008 3:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The Obama campaign has dished out all 70,000 tickets to the massive election night rally in Chicago's Grant Park tomorrow, which in turn has bred a whole new type of businessperson -- the election rally ticket scalper.

The tickets were personalized by the DNC to keep such scalping from happening -- but now some clever people are literally hawking their +1 status on eBay for nearly 400 bones by making you meet them at the venue to get in.

Capitalism at its finest.

"SNL": Not-So Live from New York

11/3/2008 2:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tonight's "SNL" Presidential special will be as live as an Ashlee Simpson musical performance.
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Sources tell TMZ the special was pre-taped and will include Sarah Palin and John McCain, as well as Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton in the opening monologue. If you hoped to see Barack Obama on the show, you'll have to settle for a Fred Armisen impersonation. We're told the real BO won't be making an appearance.

The two-hour special will also include repeats of previously aired political sketches --- because Tina Fey as Sarah Palin NEVER gets old!

John McCain -- Quality, Value, Convenience

11/2/2008 12:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Turns out John McCain may be the real "celebrity" in the race -- because Johnny boy looked more comfortable on stage at Studio 8H last night than he did during the debates.

In the "SNL" skit, McCain and Tina Fey-Palin made it clear: money has been hard to come by for the GOP, forcing them to target QVC as the affordable option to the Obama network blitz.

The French Disconnection

11/2/2008 12:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The real Sarah Fey-Palin was caught like a moose in the headlights yesterday by two Canadian comedians -- who duped her into thinking she was talking to French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
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Ms. Alaska was clueless on Montreal radio station CKOI, as the fake Sarkozy awkwardly talked about his sex life with his wife and his love for the XXX-rated "Nailin' Paylin."

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