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Whether for Obama or Romney, senior citizens exercise political muscle

At Brookhaven, a retirement community in Lexington, women in their 80s and 90s play bridge and mah-jongg, stretch their arms and legs in tai chi class, and eat low-sugar desserts to contend with their diabetes.

But Brookhaven at Lexington is also the epicenter of Grandmothers for Obama, an enterprising organization of more than 600 women nationwide that is reaching tens of thousands of older voters in swing states this fall with carefully worded, hand-signed, hand-stamped postcards.

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