With crowds on both sides swelling and enthusiasm surging — something typical of a campaign's final days — both sides predicted victory as the nearly $3 billion marathon drew to a close.
But while they charted different routes to the required 270 electoral votes, the electoral math slightly favored Obama, who needs to pick up fewer additional swing-state electors than does Romney.
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