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Roanoke, Va., makes up half of the 68th-largest DMA in the country, and while it’s just a four-hour drive from Washington, D.C., it may as well be a world away. A local joke has it that each mile between Roanoke and the nation’s capital equates to one more year going back in time. But this year, Roanoke is most definitely inside the Beltway.

Obama Taps Video Games for Early Voting

How crucial are the swing states in the presidential race? So crucial that President Obama is once again taking the chase for votes to the virtual battlegrounds of the video game world.