November 4th, 2008
05:16 AM ET
10 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: Tuesday Nov. 4th, 2008


Track the candidates as they crisscross the country.

(CNN) –- After months of rallies, speeches, diner visits and rope lines, the presidential campaign trail comes to an end Tuesday.

The candidates will cast their ballots, hold a few final events to meet voters on Election Day, and then await the outcome in nominees’ hometowns.

John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, will cast his ballot in Phoenix, Arizona. His schedule then places him in Grand Junction, Colorado, for a rally and an event in nearby Albuquerque, New Mexico.

President Bush won Colorado and New Mexico four years ago, but recent polls have shown Obama with an advantage there.

Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain’s running mate, will vote in Wasilla, Alaska, and then make her way to Arizona for the Republican Election Night party.

Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama plans on voting in Chicago, Illinois. He is then scheduled to visit Indianapolis, Indiana for an event.

The most recent CNN Poll of Polls in Indiana showed a tight race. McCain led Obama by 1-point, 47 percent to 46 percent. The polls were conducted October 26 through November 2.

Obama will return to Chicago for Election Night festivities.

Joe Biden, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, is expected to meet voters in Virginia on Tuesday.

A recent CNN Poll of Polls in Virginia showed Obama leading McCain by 5-points, 50 percent to 45 percent. The polls were conducted October 26 through November 2.

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soundoff (51 Responses)
  1. Ted van Tol

    I can feel the wind off change all around me.
    You dont need to be a visionair to see that
    Barack Obama is a blessed one and his
    destination is to become President of the
    USA and that he will be loved and respecte
    all over the world.
    Lets pray he will be safe.

    November 4, 2008 05:34 am at 5:34 am |
  2. vote! OBAMA-BIDEN NOV.4th


    November 4, 2008 05:37 am at 5:37 am |
  3. Thomas From Canada

    The Game is over & the winners is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Barack Obama

    November 4, 2008 05:39 am at 5:39 am |
  4. Sohrab

    V O T E now , it's our duty.

    November 4, 2008 05:43 am at 5:43 am |
  5. Sohrab

    History in the making, vote HIM,be a part of the HIM.

    November 4, 2008 05:47 am at 5:47 am |
  6. Onyia, Nigeria.

    I believe in the future of America, i believe in Obama.

    November 4, 2008 05:50 am at 5:50 am |
  7. wachira

    we are following this very closely' you would think Kenya is one of the states. God speed Mr.Obama.

    November 4, 2008 06:06 am at 6:06 am |
  8. prince nare

    The polls, show it. all obama has to do is just turn out the vote. But most importantly his more than 8 million volunteers should remember to vote, not just turn out the vote

    November 4, 2008 06:16 am at 6:16 am |

    My greatest joy is for me to see Obama win as the US President.

    November 4, 2008 06:19 am at 6:19 am |
  10. Sandy - PA

    I still can't understand for the life of me how Louisiana is a RED state. I guess it must be because of all the tremendous amount of help they got from the Republican Administration after Katrina – and the speed at which they got it!

    November 4, 2008 06:28 am at 6:28 am |
  11. Jerry R.

    Gonna be long very long and not a good day for you Mr. McCain "my friend".

    November 4, 2008 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  12. victor Antwi

    I believe that at the present situation of US Obama is the right mam for the job of president' and Americans should go for him to get the work done.

    November 4, 2008 06:40 am at 6:40 am |
  13. Joseph Ngoru

    President Obama welcome to white house sir.
    You run a good ,organised campaign devoid of malice and propaganda.
    You deserve it and for sure we know and trust that you will make a good president of USA.

    November 4, 2008 06:51 am at 6:51 am |
  14. Linda

    This election is probably one of the most important in the United States history.
    America will have a chance to elect its first African American President, Oldest President or first Female Vice-President.

    Never has the choice been starker.

    One Candidate has appealed to and inspired millions and hence been able to build a broad coalition of supporters that look like America. The other candidate uses hateful innuendos and half-truths to smear his opponent and has appealed to a narrow segment of the country that does not represent all of America.

    I support Barack Obama for President because I believe that at this critical junction and time in history Obama is the right person to lead America.

    Obama has shown that he has the right policies, the right judgment, the right temperament, the ability to strategize and execute his plans down to the wire.
    In the face of insurmountable odds he has shown that no dream is beyond our grasp if we are willing to reach for it and to fight for it.

    As a first generation immigrant it is also my hope that people will be challenged to think outside the box and use creative solutions to address the entrenched interests and cronyism that often hinder well intentioned people who truly want to serve their country.

    It is my fondest desire that an Obama victory will inspire people everywhere to be the Change and not wait for the Change.

    November 4, 2008 06:51 am at 6:51 am |
  15. Frank Scozzafava

    I'm in China right now for work and if Obama loses, I think I'll stay. Communism is better than 4 more years of the "Good Old Party" as in OLD and tired ideas. There is nothing GOOD about it unless you own an oil well and have no heart.

    November 4, 2008 07:15 am at 7:15 am |
  16. Debbi

    BUSH and the REPUBLICANS fleecing of America is almost over .........
    Wars will be over soon after that and the 10 billion a month they were spending over there should now be spent on Americans ....
    Use that 10 Billion each month and target areas of countr, include everyone, but do it once a month , that way it goes out slowly and steady .... .
    Some definately should go to citizens just like the last time, butttttttt the difference this time , it should be a lot larger.... Times have changed and in order to be effective the stimulous should be a lot larger........
    And with the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ending soon, you wouldnt be spending any NEW money .... It will just be redirected and spent HERE in the USA by Americans ..... and everyone should ONLY BUY AMERICAN MADE GOODS ........We need to get back to AMERICAN MADE .... imports should be taxed so they are even in cost with American made goods .....American made only ... Saves American jobs

    November 4, 2008 07:23 am at 7:23 am |
  17. carson

    hopefully soon to hear president obama...

    November 4, 2008 07:29 am at 7:29 am |
  18. Mike

    I watched the Saturday Night Live Election Special last night. It was pretty bi partisan and very funny. The only downer was the sleazy Republican attack AD with Rev. Wright. They just cannot help themselves.

    November 4, 2008 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  19. Jeff from Jersey


    November 4, 2008 07:33 am at 7:33 am |
  20. Obama Proud

    The Republicans and their hate mongering comes to an end today.

    November 4, 2008 07:36 am at 7:36 am |
  21. Dorothy from NC

    John McCain is a patriot and served honorably in the armed forces and we owe him alot for that and I respect him for that. But the statute of limitations should be over. He was a great soldier but that doesn't mean he would be a great president.

    Barak Obama is our nations best hope to move the country forward…… end the war and help rebuild our country with the 8 billion dollars a month we send to Iraq, to jumpstart our economy, to work towards not relying on foreign oil. to find a way to solve our healthcare crisis, and to win a place of respect and friendship with the countries of the world who either hate us or fear us now.

    There are two important things to remember today. First is whichever candidate wins, half the people are not going to be happy and it is up to all of us to start to heal and come together. We ARE the United States of America. The second most important things is VOTE.

    November 4, 2008 07:40 am at 7:40 am |
  22. Dzster

    Is there any person in the USA, or the world for that matter, who actually has working brain cells and who isn't PRAYING big-time that Sarah Palin DOES NOT become a heartbeat away from the Presidency of the United States of America????!!

    November 4, 2008 07:43 am at 7:43 am |
  23. Rob

    Democracy is commint to the USA

    Sail on oh mighty ship of state
    to the shores of need
    past the reefs of greed
    thru the squalls of hate
    Sail On

    November 4, 2008 07:44 am at 7:44 am |
  24. teresa

    Republicans and Bush's time is almost over, the adults are coming to take over.......Thank GOD
    They tried to destroy our great nation, and they almost did, but we survived them and their childishness, it will take DECADES to fix their mess, but we can do it ... Together
    I think EVERYONE in the U.S.A. should hug their children and spouses or significant others and their mothers and fathers too... We all survived the last 8 years ....
    The Republicans have us in a lot of debt , 9 trillion or so ...
    They sure love to spend and I think most them are men, go figure, anyways their 8 years of wasting our money is over
    Our tax money should be spent on us.....
    I cant imagine that.... that amount of money.....9 trillion, dang , but together our people and nation are unstoppable, we have done many amazing things in our history when we had to.

    November 4, 2008 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  25. Bill

    Thank God it is almost over!
    Go Bama

    November 4, 2008 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
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