SANFORD, Fla. - Mitt Romney began his final day of campaigning in the Sunshine State by telling voters here that Tuesday will be a turning point in U.S. history and urging them to head to the polls.
"Tomorrow, we begin a new tomorrow," Romney said, speaking to his first of five rallies today. "Tomorrow, we begin a better tomorrow. This nation is going to begin to change for the better tomorrow. Your work is making a difference. The people of the world are watching.
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"The people of America are watching. We can begin a better tomorrow tomorrow, and with the help of the people in Florida, that's exactly what's going to happen," he said.
Early voting has been underway in Florida for several weeks now, a good portion of the crowd raising their hands when asked how many had already voted. But recent polls show Romney and President Obama in a statistical dead heat in the state, one that the president carried in 2008.
Romney made mention of the need for every eligible voter to cast their ballot before polls close Tuesday evening.
"Look, we have one job left and that's to make sure that on Election Day we get, make certain that everybody who's qualified to vote gets out to vote. We need every single vote in Florida," he said, interrupted with cheers of "one more day!" and "45! 45!" a reference to his being the 45th president, if elected.
Romney heads next to Virginia for two rallies, then stops in Columbus, Ohio, before heading to New Hampshire for a midnight rally. His wife, Ann, will meet him for his final three stops.
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