While voters in Florida line up to cast their ballot in early voting, those in New York are lining up for fuel rations and blankets. Much of the Big Apple remains paralyses, with tens of thousands still without power, heat or hot water - nearly a week after Superstorm Sandy ripped through. RT's Marina Portnaya with the political fallout from the disaster.

One aspect of the race that's putting many voters off - is how hard it is to tell the leading candidates apart. From their relationship with banks to their foreign policy, there are striking similarities between the two. Joseph Kashore from the Socialist Equality Party says the ballot lacks a true choice.

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