HIGHLAND, Ind. (AP) - Barack Obama is hoping to be the first Democrat to win a presidential race in Indiana in 44 years. Campaigning in the state's Democratic stronghold of Lake County, outside Obama's hometown Chicago, the candidate reminded thousands of supporters they can vote early. And he urged them to vote even though some of them may be cynical and fed-up with politics. Some experts say Lake County could decide how the state does on Tuesday. Democrats and Republicans in the county have been fighting over whether early voting centers should be allowed in the heavily Democratic cities of Gary, Hammond and East Chicago. The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday that early voting centers must remain open. Earlier Obama was able to get in some quality Halloween time with his daughters in Chicago.