Americans vote today (Tuesday) to elect the next president of the United States, and President Bush and challenger John Kerry are traveling the country until the last minute seeking support.
Mr. Bush will make a campaign stop in Ohio before returning to the White House to watch the election returns.
The Republican president stopped in six crucial states Monday to appeal to those he calls "discerning Democrats and wise independents" for their votes. He called himself the candidate who can make the tough decisions and stick to them.
Senator Kerry makes a brief visit to Wisconsin today (Tuesday) after a final late-night rally Monday with Democratic supporters in Cleveland, Ohio. He promised to bring what he calls common sense back to the White House and fight a more effective war on terrorism.
Pre-election opinion polls showed the candidates in a virtual tie, with the race extremely tight in about 10 states. Each of the 50 U.S. states has a certain number of electoral votes based on population, with the winner of the popular vote in most states getting all that state's electoral votes.