THE RACE: Candidates making final pitch for votes

Associated Press Published: November 5, 2012
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Vice President Joe Biden campaigned across Virginia while his GOP counterpart, Rep. Paul Ryan stumped in Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio and home-state Wisconsin.

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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