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  1. Two of the 17,000 in attendance cheer as Mitt Romney makes his final appearance in Colorado. Romney spoke primarily on the downfalls of the Obama presidency and his own approach to “real change” at Fiddler’s Green in Englewood, Colo., Saturday evening.

    Two of the 17,000 in attendance cheer as Mitt Romney makes his final appearance in Colorado. Romney spoke primarily on the downfalls of the Obama presidency and his own approach to “real change” at Fiddler’s Green in Englewood, Colo., Saturday evening.

  2. Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have made their final 2012 campaign appearances in swing state Colorado.

    Romney drew 17,000 to Fiddler’s Green in Englewood, Colo., Saturday evening and Obama hosted 20,000 at Community College of Aurora late Sunday evening.

    In the last weekend of the campaigns, Romney told Coloradans that he can offer “real change,” which Obama continued to dispute.

    "The question of this election comes down to this – do you want more of the same or do you want real change?" Romney said Saturday night. "President Obama promised change but he could not deliver change. Now I promise change and I have a record of achieving real change."

    Obama retorted Sunday night that Romney’s policies are not new. “You’ve got to give him credit, Gov. Romney is a pretty talented salesman, and in this campaign, he’s tried as hard as he can to repackage the same old bad ideas that didn’t work and offer them up as new ideas, he says they’re change,” Obama said.

    "You know what real change looks like. I’ve got the stars to prove it, I’ve got the grey hair to show it," he said. An audience member yelled, "And it looks good, baby!"

    "I appreciate that," Obama said.

    The candidates remain locked in Colorado polls, though Republicans lead in early voting. Paul Ryan will campaign in Johnstown, Colo., near livestock and agriculture-rich Greeley on Monday. It is expected to be the last candidate visit before the Nov. 6 election.

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    Two days before the election Mitt Romney spoke to thousands of supporters at a rally in Bucks County, P.a in a final attempt to win the state’s 20 electoral college points. If successful, Romney would be the first Republican candidate to win Pennsylvania since 1988.

  4. University of Richmond’s The Collegian newspaper breaks down the two presidential candidates by comparing key numbers and facts checked by Politifact, just in time for a refresher before Election Day.

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  5. Obama’s $1.34 million lead in Colorado fundraising is not necessarily translating into a lead in votes.

    Republicans lead in Colorado early voting by a margin of 38 percent to 35 percent. According to The Atlantic, 80 percent of Colorado’s electorate voted early in 2008. Molly Ball writes:

    Democrats say they are leading among “non-midterm voters” who are voting early. But there’s no getting around it: Republicans — who lost the early vote in Colorado by 4 points in 2008 — are winning it this time, and the early vote is a huge majority of the total vote in this state Obama won by 9 points in 2008.

  6. New Hampshire newspaper The Union Leader made an endorsement for Mitt Romney on Sunday, as well as N.H. Republican gubernatorial candidate Ovide Lamontagne in an editorial by Publisher Joseph W. McQuaid.

    "It is too often said, but this really is a very important election," McQuaid writes. "Nationally, we will have either four more years of deficit spending and government expansion under President Obama and Joe Biden, or at least the chance of restoring the economy and reining in the government under Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. We think the right choice is Romney-Ryan." 

  7. With all eyes on battleground states like Virginia, outreach and advocacy groups have been reminding voters how important it is to get out and vote on Election Day. 

    And while this election is the first for many college-aged students, University of Richmond’s Scott Himelein reports for The Collegian that there are some students who just aren’t ready — or just don’t feel like — voting.

    “Young people do not seem to have the same enthusiasm they did four years ago,” said Ernest McGowen, a University of Richmond political science professor. “I do not think this trend is particular to young people. Most Democrat and Independent voters in Virginia — more young people tend to be Democrat — are registering lower enthusiasm for the race, likely because the overall mood of the country is down.”

    Visits from the candidates over the coming weekend (there are five scheduled visits between both camps before Monday) are still happening in the few days before the election in an effort to mobilize some voters and sway undecided voters in their favor.

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  8. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released an ad today in Virginia that focused on small businesses by telling the story of Bill’s BBQ, a recently closed local restaurant in Richmond, Va.

    This isn’t Romney’s first hyper-local campaign effort in the state. In September, Romney distributed mailers about Lyme disease to residents in Northern Virginia.

    With five days to go before the election, Romney is trying to hold on to his two-point lead over President Barack Obama in the state. Rasmussen Reports show that Romney is holding at 49 percent and Obama is at 47 percent. 

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  9. Abigael, 4, started crying after listening to NPR news on the radio with her mother on the way to the grocery store.

    "I’m tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney," Abigael said when her mother, a resident of Fort Collins, Colorado, asked her why she was crying.

    The video, widely circulated on social media sites Wednesday, is representative of the sentiment many in swing state Colorado have reached. 

    Wednesday afternoon, NPR’s Mark Memmott wrote:

    On behalf of NPR and all other news outlets, we apologize to Abigael and all the many others who probably feel like her. We must confess, the campaign’s gone on long enough for us, too. Let’s just keep telling ourselves: “Only a few more days, only a few more days, only a few more days.”

  10. Marquette Law School Poll shows Democrats ahead in Wisconsin

    The final pre-election results from the Marquette Law School Poll show President Obama and Rep. Tammy Baldwin, Senate candidate, ahead of their opponents with Election Day just four days away.

    After months of riding the Wisconsin polling roller coaster, the latest results show Obama with a significant lead over Romney, 51 percent to 43 percent. Professor Charles Franklin, director of the poll, attributes the jump in results to the candidates’ performances in the debates.

    After a tie in poll results two weeks ago, Baldwin has also moved ahead of her Republican opponent, former Gov. Tommy Thompson, 47 percent to 43 percent.

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