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Barack Obama on Hurricane Sandy.

Barack Obama makes a statement in the White House briefing room following a briefing on Hurricane Sandy. Photograph: Getty Images.

I am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. I'm worried about the impact on families, and I'm worried about the impact on our first responders. I'm worried about the impact on our economy and on transportation. The election will take care of itself next week.

Barack Obama dismisses questions about how Hurricane Sandy will affect voting in the presidential election.