Nov 05, 2012
By Jane Brown
On this day before the U.S. election, President Barack Obama is scheduled to make his third stop in Wisconsin in the past five days. He’ll be flanked by rock ‘n roll legend Bruce Springsteen at what’s expected to be the largest rally of his 2012 campaign. Obama won Wisconsin in 2008, but this time the race is expected to be tight. Another close race is in Colorado, where the President spoke late last night. He told supporters, “now’s the time to keep pushing forward to educate all of our kids, train all of our workers, create new jobs, rebuild our infrastructure, bring our troops home, care for our veterens, broaden opportunities, and grow our middle class.”
270 electoral college votes are needed to win the White House. Republican challenger Mitt Romney is also blitzing key battleground states including Virginia, Ohio and Pennysylvania where he told supporters, “this audience and your voices are being heard all over the nation, they’re being heard in my heart. The people of America understand we’re taking back the White House, because we’re going to win Pennsylvania!” Voters in Pennsylvania haven’t favoured a Republican presidential candidate since 1988.