With little more than hours to go before the US election, Democrat Presidential hopeful Barack Obama took his campaign to the crucial swing-state of Ohio.
Ohio, narrowly won by the Republicans last time around, has 20 votes under the US electoral college system, making it one of the largest “undecideds”.
Obama told his audience they were just hours away from changing the country:
“In these last couple of days, if you are willing to knock on some doors with me, if you are willing to make some calls with me, if you’re willing to talk to your friends and your neighbours and explain to them what’s at stake, if you will stand with me and fight by my side, then I promise you this: we will not just win Ohio, we will win this general election and together, you and I, we’re going to change this country and we will change the world. A rising is coming.”
Both Democrats and Republicans are aware that motivating voters to turn out in the key swing states could provide the key to the door of the White House.