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Unless you’ve already voted by mail (the norm here in the Pacific Northwest), don’t forget that today is Election Day. Time to find out whether religious conservatives — especially the Tea Party — will help secure a Republican majority in the House and Senate.

As for religious progressives, leaders from the National Council of Churches and the global humanitarian agency Church World Service met with President Obama to thank him for health care reform yesterday, “while also pressing him to take a strong stance on behalf of families facing poverty and hunger.”

In addition to Beliefnet’s other religion and politics blogs, check out The Washington Post‘s On Faith section for several interesting opinion pieces on the mid-term elections, plus this interview with Robert P. Jones of the Public Religion Research Institute on “how the religious makeup of the tea party movement impacts their voting patterns and political priorities.”

And here are some more links to faith-related election news:

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