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TODAY   |  November 06, 2012

Romney keeps up campaign frenzy on Election Day

Governor Romney plans to hit two more states on Election Day after squeezing in five events in four battleground states on the eve of the vote. NBC’s Peter Alexander reports.

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>> all right. we have both campaigns covered this morning starting with governor romney . nbc's peter alexander is in belmont, massachusetts. peter, good morning to you.

>> reporter: matt, good morning to you. at this time tomorrow mitt romney will either wake up as president-elect or return to life as a private citizen. he'll be here in a short time. this is his polling site in belmo belmont, here with his wife ann and returns to the campaign trail today. aides say he'll thank volunteers and try to motivate supporters in two key states, ohio and pennsylvania. on the eve of the election mitt and ann romney enjoyed a rock star 's welcome in the granite state .

>> thank you, new hampshire!

>> tomorrow your votes and your work right here in new hampshire will help me become the next president of the united states .

>> after a six-year quest for the white house , the office now potentially within reach, mr. romney cast his campaign as a shared movement.

>> reporter: this is much more than our moment. it's america's moment of renewal and purpose and optimism. we have journeyed together far and wide in this great campaign for america's future, and now we're almost home. one final push, and we'll get there.

>> earlier during an interview on "monday night football" romney joked about the red sox and patriots championships during his term as massachusetts governor .

>> reporter: hey, look, as a governor, you get blamed for everything that goes wrong, you might as we'll get the credit for what goes right.

>> romney advisers insist turnout will be key, but with polls showing the president clinging to an ever so slight advantage in the campaign's precious days mr. romney squeezed in five event in four battleground, each one strategically selected. from the affluent suburbs of northern virginia .

>> reporter: i'm looking around to see if we have the beatles here or something that brought you, but it looks like you came just for the campaign, and i appreciate it. thank you.

>> to central ohio. governor romney punctuated his long journey with a simple message.

>> reporter: let's make sure that everyone we know gets out to vote on tuesday.

>> and this hopeful promise.

>> reporter: this nation is going to begin to change for the better tomorrow .

>> and the romney campaign is exceedingly confident. they cite polls that show them ahead with independents, and they say they have a more motivated base right now so they are confident tomorrow morning they will be declared victors.

>> reporter: peter alexander , thanks. let's go

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