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

ON THE TRAIL: Tuesday Nov. 4th, 2008

CNN

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. Lawrence Anazodo

    THE D DAY HAS COME. GOD HAS FINALY COME TO SAVE AMERICANS. WHAT IS GOOD FOR AMERICANS IS GOOD FOR AFRICANS.BROTHER OBOMA WE ARE COMING TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU. UP AMERICA, UP AFRICA, UP NIGERIA.

    November 4, 2008 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  2. thomas

    At last this clumsily twisted process that we call an election comes to an end. We will call it fair even though the third party candidates were never given a voice or a platform to plead their case to the American people. We will believe that we elected the best candidate although neither candidate will be able to tell you how they improved America or how they advanced the cause of freedom and democracy. The voter's will select their president mostly based upon the candidates' sales pitch and media talking points, with little attention given to actual accomplishments. Once again, election financing will be hailed as a primary determinant factor in the selection process. And we wonder how we got where we are?

    November 4, 2008 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  3. vexalways

    If Obama is voted in today as President, then the trend where we only saw dunderheads in the White House would be severed. Senior and Junior Bush have made us all laughing stocks on the international stage. America now has no real friends; because of the Bush family. Now is the time for all that to change, there will be peace with Obama at the helm of this great Country.

    Don't stay at home, be a part of history; VOTE OBAMA.

    November 4, 2008 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  4. Anita

    I have voted in every presidential election for 30 years.

    This is the most excited I have ever been. This is an historical election.

    Everyone needs to go out and vote! I t's your American right!

    My son is a soldier in the Air Force.

    God Bless America!

    November 4, 2008 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  5. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    I voted early.

    Obama/Biden '08

    November 4, 2008 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  6. GIVE PEACE A CHANCE, VOTE A STRAIGTH DEMOCRATIC TICKET!

    Perhaps missy can now move on to her next career choice. After intensive training inside the "cone of silence" she will be able to replace Vanna White when she retires.

    November 4, 2008 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  7. w.l. jones

    Just think what our fine businessman could been durn with 10 billion dollar x seven = seventy billion each month of activatly over the last five years.

    November 4, 2008 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  8. Republican for Obama

    I have voted Republican in every presidential election but I won’t be this time. I cannot vote for McCain because he supports amnesty for illegal immigrants and he cheated on his first wife. He was cheating on his first wife while he was married and had a child at home. This shows a lack of morals and family values. The most important role in a mans life is being a good father and he failed!!!! I realize Cindy was much younger, beautiful, and rich but McCain was selfish. He put himself ahead of his wife and child. McCain FIRST and FAMILY SECOND!!!! McCain was also a central figure in the savings and loan scandal that cost taxpayers billion of dollars. As far as I am concerned, McCain is just another slimy politician! The final nail in the coffin for me was the selection of the completely unqualified Sarah Palin. I agree with Colin Powell. I will be voting for Obama.

    November 4, 2008 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  9. Independent white female patriotic voter

    My prediction"Obama will sweep through many states becoming the 44th president of our great country"
    Go Obama all the wya to the white house.

    November 4, 2008 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  10. R.L. Fry

    The economy, the war, gun control, equal rights, there are so many issues, and so few choices.
    There is one issue, I will be voting on, that is who will be nominating the supreme court judges over the next 8 years.
    Obama is right on many things he is saying, but what he will do if elected, in placing judges in our federal courts, with a house and senate that are in a extreme liberal majority.
    That will change the face of our nation, for generations to come.
    For me that is the only issue to vote on in this election.

    November 4, 2008 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  11. Aaron from Ohio

    I watched election coverage most of the day yesterday. I saw McCain speaking in a heavily republican area in Florida before a thousand supporters. I saw Obama speaking in a heavily republican area in Virginia before over 70,000 people. This election is going to be a nail biter. It's going to go down to the wire. We're going to be up all night. The Beatles are getting back together.

    November 4, 2008 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  12. anonymous

    How ridiculous of you .............WAKE UP PEOPLE
    how can you vote for someone when there is a question IF HE IS EVEN AN AMERICAN CITIZEN?????
    YOU'RE OBVIOUSLY NOT PUTTING YOUR COUNTRY FIRST
    OBAMA DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO SAVE JOBS OR SAVE YOU MONEY, HE'S ONLY GOING TO TAKE YOUR MONEY AND GIVE IT TO PEOPLE WHO DON'T DESERVE IT

    November 4, 2008 08:43 am at 8:43 am |
  13. Larry

    Obama and company(acorn) winning–this is like the mafia and JFK stealing the election-Where ever there's Republicans,voting machines aren't working-I smell a rat!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  14. Francis

    Obama sure will truimpoh above Gop strongholds. Americans should expect a true change of ideals and direction from Barack. Mcain sure has great courage which when put to test can withstand great national turmoils but all in all Bush Policies remain paramount if the republicans trade this election for a win.Obama promises change and though this may not be easy yet THERE WILL DEFINITELY BE A DIFFERENCE. AMERICANS MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE.

    GO OBAMA GO NIGERIANS SUPPORT U.

    November 4, 2008 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  15. tilahun muluneh

    i think a younger is better than the older please leave the stage for obama.

    November 4, 2008 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  16. Tessmaria

    It'd be nice if just once...a nationwide media source could help the average American realize that the President cannot make most decisions on his/her own...they have to be approved by the other government officials we vote into office. In other words, next time someone wants to complain about the leader of this country, that person needs to look further than just that one person (i.e. who they voted for in their state elections as well). Our government is run by checks & balances...not a dictator.

    November 4, 2008 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  17. Simmy

    I REST MY CASE!

    OBAMA AND BIDEN – CHANGE IS COMING1

    November 4, 2008 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  18. Vote,Vote,Vote!

    It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring. John Mc Cain, and Sarah Palin, everyone has a price but there is nothing you could do to sell me your ticket, nothing! Not even a new wardrobe, like Sarah's or giving me one of your 7 homes, and you labled Obama an elitist...shame on you old man Mc shame. Obama/Biden...yes, yes, yes!

    November 4, 2008 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  19. Beverly, NYC

    Don't know which excites me more,
    A. Hearing President elect Obama said for the first time,
    B. Not hearing Sarah Palin's voice for the next four years, or
    C. Watching John McCain concede

    November 4, 2008 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  20. Gloria - Minnesota

    I voted in Minnesota at 7:18 this morning, and I am proud to say I cast my ballot for Barack Obama and Joe Biden! I just pray that Americans realize the importance of taking our country in a new direction and give the Democratic ticket a chance to take the United States of America on the Road to Change!!

    Yes We Can!

    Go Obama/Biden '08!!!!

    November 4, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  21. Desmond Sequeira

    From a non-US citizen, not black or white or red or blue. Just very concerned for the USA and the world and therefore supports OBAMA/BIDEN. To-day most of the USA will prove whether it has a good God or one that spawns smear and fear.

    November 4, 2008 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  22. MEP

    John McCain say what you will. The crowds lining up to vote and in the stands for Obama say it all.

    November 4, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  23. J*

    Bye bye Johnny, be good! See ya, Sarah! Go Obama/ Biden. Reject the hate! Restore the intellectual integrity and respect of the USA. Count every vote!

    November 4, 2008 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  24. Liberated!

    PRESIDENT OBAMA AND VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN
    2008 – 2016

    November 4, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  25. J*

    John McCain is weak on economics. Sarah is a pea brain with an IQ deficit, almost as scary as Bush with his Achilles brain. Obama is cerebral and calm. a model of how a leader should be. His running mate, Joe Biden, while exhibiting signs of verbal diarrhea, at least seems capable of performng his duties as a VP.
    Whoever you Americans chose to rule your nation will make very little difference to your country's declining status in the world, however. The rise of China and India is inevitable. The days of Ameican hegemony are numbered.
    My advice: lose some weight, re-educate yourselves and learn to work with the rest of the world with a little humility and grace!

    November 4, 2008 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
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