Nov. 6 - On Election Day, voters in Nevada, Massachusetts and New York get the last word: Mitt Romney supporters say it is time for a change while others say President Barack Obama deserves a second term. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney are fighting hard for the 6 electoral votes in the battleground state of Nevada. At a polling place miles from the glitz and glamour of the famous Las Vegas Strip, voters were somewhat evenly divided for the two candidates. "I voted for President Barack Obama and the reason I voted for him is because I believe his platform is what we need to move our country forward," said Shari Wong. Nevada was won by then candidate Obama in 2008 with a 12.5 per cent margin of victory. Polls close in Nevada at 1900 PST / 0300 GMT. In Mitt Romney's hometown of Belmont, Massachusetts, supporters say they're ready for a change in the White House. . "Belmont is excited for Mitt Romney. He's a local here. He lived here for many years, so, but statewide, you know, probably it's going to be an 'iffy' election. Hopefully, it's going to be an election where Mitt Romney comes out as president, but loses his home state," said Alba. "Only 44 people in the history of America have been president, and he has a chance to be one of those people. It's incredible. Whatever your party is, I think it's really neat to think that you could be part of history," added Belmont local Elizabeth Mahoney, who worked on Romney's 2008 campaign. With few visible signs of support for the incumbent, many waving Romney still understood it is a slim possibility that the former governor of the state actually carries it in the national election. Voters on Staten Island were more divided. "Barack Obama. I love America, I must vote for Barack Obama," Ernest Dereck said after casting his ballot. "We definitely need to make a change and I really feel that Mitt Romney will help us and I just thought that the country needs a change very badly," said Jean Forte.