Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's yearslong quest for the presidency is ending with a last-minute round of campaigning in one state he's showered with attention and another he's largely ignored.

The vote in Dixville Notch, NH (WMUR TV)

After voting near his Boston-area home, Romney visits airports in Cleveland and Pittsburgh today, betting an 11th-hour appeal to working-class voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania will help him defeat President Barack Obama.

His running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, is following a similar strategy, using his travel time after voting in his Wisconsin hometown to join Romney in Cleveland and then visit Richmond, Va. The campaign isn't ruling out additional swing-state appearances as well. Later, Ryan will await returns with Romney in Boston.

Obama Wraps Up Campaign

President Barack Obama speaks during his last rally the night before the general election in Des Moines, Iowa. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama has ended his 2012 campaign with a nighttime campaign event in Iowa, telling some 20,000 in Des Moines, "This is where our movement for change began."

Obama was joined by first lady Michelle Obama and rocker Bruce Springsteen at the outdoor rally Monday night.

Some NH residents cast their ballots

The New Hampshire villages of Dixville Notch and Hart's Location have maintained their tradition of heading to the polls at midnight on Election Day.

In Dixville Notch, the vote is 5 votes apiece for President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

In Hart's Location, it took voters 5 minutes and 42 seconds to cast 23 votes for Obama, 9 for Romney and 1 vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson.


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