Romney casts vote, feels "great" about Ohio

BELMONT, Massachusetts Tue Nov 6, 2012 10:53am EST

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney gets into his vehicle after voting in Belmont, Massachusetts November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney gets into his vehicle after voting in Belmont, Massachusetts November 6, 2012.

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BELMONT, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney cast his vote in a Boston suburb on Tuesday morning, saying he felt good about his chances of winning the presidency.

After voting, Romney kissed his wife, Ann, goodbye and headed out for last-minute campaigning in Cleveland and Pittsburgh - cities in the crucial electoral states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Romney wore a gray suit and Ann was in a bright blue coat as they voted side by side at a community center for the elderly.

Asked who he voted for, a visibly relaxed and happy Romney replied: "I think you know."

The former Massachusetts governor, who owns a house in Belmont, was asked how he felt and responded "very good, very good." As for his prospects in Ohio, Romney said, "I feel great about Ohio."

It was the first time Romney has spoken to the traveling media corps since September 28 - a five-week silence.

Later Tuesday morning, Romney's vice presidential running mate, Paul Ryan, voted with his family in tow at the Hedberg Public Library in his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin.

Accompanied by two of his children, the smiling Ryan filled out his paper ballot and turned it in, before herding all three of his children out of the library and leaving to join up with Romney in Cleveland later on Tuesday.

(Additional reporting and writing by Susan Heavey in Washington; Editing by Bill Trott)

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Comments (4)
ccharles wrote:
I voted for romney in ohio … Gooo Romney :)

Nov 06, 2012 11:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
Mott wrote:
Is Reuters and anyone else picking up on this?

Monday, Nov 5, 2012 03:36 PM CST

Is the GOP stealing Ohio?

Uncertified, “experimental” software patches have been installed on machines in 39 counties of the key swing state

http://www.salon.com/2012/11/05/ohio_republicans_sneak_risky_software_onto_voting_machines/?source=newsletter

It is relatively easy to manipulate electornic data based on firmware/software/hardware and the timing of these relatively unqualified updates together with an established wilful ownership of the involved companies by Romney’s son, deserves federal investigation in the source code correlating with the binaries of firmware/software/hardware to be qualified to be manipulation-proof of captured voting data.

Short of that, this story will have good credibility in vote manipulation fraud by Romney’s team including the republican OH secterary and is sure to be subjected to federal investigation.

Nov 06, 2012 11:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
rgbviews wrote:
When I saw the video of Romney voting I saw a different Romney from previous exposures. I saw a withdrawn, weak, slow, unconfident person. …… not a good image to project on election day!!!

Nov 06, 2012 11:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
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