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US Enters Last 24-Hours in Election Campaign: Obama or Romney?

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Billions of dollars and thousands of miles were spent and flown, respectively, by the US presidential elections for political advertising reaching the last day of the campaign where the two candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney made their last push.
The 2012 US election campaign has practically entered the final 24 hours, with polls giving edge to Obama over Romney. Obama continues to maintain a slight edge in the vast majority of swing-state opinion polls, though his advantage typically remained within the surveys' margins of error.
Americans Tuesday are to decide whether to re-elect Obama or to trust Mitt Romney.
National polling showed late voter movement toward Obama, raising the possibility that the election might not drag out for days and weeks of wrangling over disputed ballots.
"Tomorrow, from the granite of New Hampshire to the Rockies of Colorado, from the coastlines of Florida, to Virginia's rolling hills, from the valleys of Ohio to these Iowa fields, we will keep America moving forward," Obama, who seeks to win a second four-year term, said.

Romney put an exclamation mark on his campaign with his own, rowdy late night rally, at a sports arena in New Hampshire, capping the most expensive campaign season in US history, which cost $6 billion.

 "I actually think the question of this election comes down to this: Do you want four more years like the last four years. Or do you want real change?" Romney said Monday to chants of "Mitt! Mitt! Mitt!" at a rally in the northern Virginia suburbs outside Washington.

"Tomorrow is a moment to look into the future and imagine what we can do, to put that past four years behind us and build a new future," Romney said. "Walk with me. Tomorrow, we begin a new tomorrow."

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