The 2012 U.S. presidential election campaign finally comes down to election day and a handful of battleground states that will decide whether Barack Obama gets another four years in office or Mitt Romney replaces him. Nervous about the dead-even race in his home state of Wisconsin, Obama supporter Jim Apple drove his mother Nancy down to one of the president’s campaign phone-bank offices in Racine so she could volunteer on the day before the vote. Looking around the office, Apple, 39, a grocery-store worker and “full-blown” Democrat who finds watching election results coming in "nerve-racking," asked if he could also help out.


"It’s empowering because we could be the key state," Apple told "We have the opportunity to make the choice, although I hope it won’t be that close." [More]