Obama, Romney Race to Close Election Finish

Posted November 4th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are crisscrossing America two days before the election with campaign stops in several key states where they are virtually tied.

At his first event Sunday, President Obama visited voters in New Hampshire and said that after four years as president, he still represents true change in Washington. He now travels south to Florida, before heading to Ohio and ending the day close to midnight in Colorado.

On Monday, the president returns to Wisconsin and Iowa and holds yet another event in Ohio before heading to his hometown of Chicago, where he will be on election night.

Meanwhile, Mr. Romney rallied with supporters in Iowa before heading to Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. His agenda for Monday includes a morning stop in Florida before trips back to Virginia, Ohio and New Hampshire. He will spend election night in Boston, Massachusetts.

Polls indicate the two candidates are virtually tied in the key states of Colorado, Florida, Ohio and Virginia. The president holds a slight edge in Ohio and Virginia, while Mr. Romney is ahead in Colorado, and the two candidates are tied in Florida.

The four states are the main so-called “swing states” critical to gaining the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House.