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Video: A Two-Minute Look Back at the 2012 Election That Was

As this election winds down to its final day, we wait for undecided voters to finally make up their minds, for polls to close, and for votes to be counted (and possibly recounted). More than a year and a half ago, in early 2011, Republican candidates were merely forming exploratory committees and it felt like today might never arrive. But here we are, with just hours to go. Maybe you’ve forgotten some of the moments that led us to today, and for that we’ve compiled a brief look back at Election 2012 through the many debates, the Etch A Sketches, and the “Oops”-es. Take a look:

The 2012 Election in Two Minutes