The Republican presidential hopeful has his good-luck ritual planned for November 4

By Mark Gray
Updated October 31, 2008 09:00 AM

Want to catch a glimpse of John McCain on election day? First, try the ballot box. And if that doesn’t work, there’s always the local multiplex.

“He always goes to a movie on election day,” daughter Meghan McCain told PEOPLE Tuesday in Las Vegas. “He usually goes in the early afternoon.”

As for her own ritual, “I wear purple somehow,” she said. “Purple is my lucky color.”

This is the presidential hopeful’s eighth political campaign. But all that election-day experience doesn’t make the upcoming decision any less nerve-wracking.

“I’m a basket case on election days traditionally, and I probably will be on this one, too,” she said. “This is a really big deal and no one knows what the outcome is going to be.”

If her father does win Nov. 4, Meghan is adamant that she won’t be setting up house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

“I’m not moving into the White House,” she said. “I’m 24 years old! I’m not moving back in with my parents.”

No matter what, Megan said she’s ready for the long campaign season to be over.

“I’ve been enjoying everything up to this point. It’s been an incredible experience,” she explained. “But … I’m ready to see how this movie ends.”

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