Battleground America

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The course for Colorado

On Election Day the road to the White House will be decided by pivotal swing states See gallery

Supporters listen as Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at Comfort Dental Amphitheater on November 3, 2012 in Englewood, Colorado

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Flags of Ohio

People hold up letters spelling "OHIO" as Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan attends a campaign event in Vienna, Ohio November 5, 2012

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Viginians rally for Joe

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill arrive for a campaign rally in Richmond, Virginia November 5, 2012

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Waiting to make decisions

Local residents wait to cast their ballots at a polling station just after midnight in New Hampshire on November 6, 2012

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Volunteer workers

Volunteer workers work the phone bank at the AFL-CIO building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 2, 2012.

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Live free in New Hampshire

A teller writes down the result at a polling station. Villagers in Dixville Notch,  New Hampshire on November 6, 2012

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Colorado listens

Advisor Stuart Stevens quietly works and listens to Republican nominee for President Governor Mitt Romney speak at an airport rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Saturday, November 3, 2012.

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Paper trail

The Republican party information table is seen at a Romney/Ryan office as volunteers get in their last efforts the day before election day in Wauwatosa November 5, 2012

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State decision morning lines

People enter Washington Mill Elementary School to cast their vote in the U.S. presidential race, on November 6, 2012, in Alexandria, Virginia

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Snow of West Virginians

Snow surrounds the polling precinct in Terra Alta, W.Va., as Peter Hough heads to work after casting his ballot on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

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Romney rally in Colorado

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, waves  during a campaign rally in Greenwood Village, in south Denver, Colo., Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

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Waiting for Romney

John Eads, right, of Lakewood, Colo., holds his daughter Sophia, 5, as Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event at the Comfort Dental Amphitheater, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, in Englewood, Colo.

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Preparing to canvas

Volunteers and workers get ready to go door to door canvassing in support of U.S. President Barack Obama at the Milwaukee Labor Council in Milwaukee November, 3, 2012.

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Knocking on doors

Stephanie Bloomingdale from the AFL-CIO and Connor Mathias go door to door canvassing in support of U.S. President Barack Obama in Milwaukee November 3, 2012

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Political coffee

Local coffee shop, Anodyne coffee Roasting, lets customers choose between the Barack-A-Latte or the Mint Romney coffee in Milwaukee November 3, 2012

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The shades of Miami-Dade

Yaine Noguera  and Sheron Reid wait in line to obtain and deposit their absentee ballots at the Miami-Dade County Elections Department Headquarters on the final day before Election Day, in Doral, Florida November 5, 2012

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Empty station

Polling equipment is set and ready at a local polling station in a Milwaukee County Parks building the day before election day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 5, 2012

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Watching the news

Field Director Daniel Fink watches Fox News at a Romney/Ryan office as each party gets in their last efforts the day before election day in Wauwatosa November 5, 2012

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Ohio victory

U.S. Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's campaign plane arrives inside a hanger for a campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio, November 5, 2012

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On the heels of Iowa

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan attends a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa November 5, 2012

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North Carolina matters

Voters stand in line outside of at Harrison United Methodist Church during the U.S. presidential election in Pineville, North Carolina November 6, 2012