President Barack Obama would cast his ballot tomorrow for the November 6 US presidential elections, thus becoming the first US President to vote early in the country's electoral history. Obama, 51, will stop in Chicago during his 48-hour tour of several key battle ground states of Colorado, Ohio, Nevada and Virginia.
"I am going to stop in Chicago to vote before this 48-hour day is done," Obama said.
"I can't tell you who I'm voting for. It's a secret ballot. But Michelle (Obama) says she voted for me. That's what she said," Obama said.
Under US laws voters get an option to vote ahead of elections, the date and duration of which varies from state to state.
Obama Campaign spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters that in Chicago, Obama will "make history by being the first sitting President to vote early."
"We can vote early in Illinois just like you can vote early in Colorado. And I've come back to Colorado -- and this may not be the last time you'll see me. I've come to ask you for your vote. I've come to ask you to help me keep moving America forward," Obama said in his remarks.
A Time magazine poll released yesterday said that Obama is leading by the margin of two-to-one among early voters in Ohio.
Making his last pitch efforts in key battleground States ahead, Obama passionately sought second term to achieve the goals that he has set for the country.
"I'm asking you to keep believing in me," Obama said addressing an election rally in Denver, Colorado.
"We're going to win this election. We're going to finish what we started. We'll remind the world why the United States of America's the greatest nation on Earth," said the US President.
Referring to the five point economy revival plan of Mitt Romney, Obama said his Republican challenger has just one point plan.
"It turns out, it's not a five-point plan Governor Romney's got. It's a one-point plan," he said. Obama said he has kept many of the major commitments that he made.
"I told you we'd end the war in Iraq; we ended it. I said we'd end the war in Afghanistan; we are. I said we'd refocus on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11, and now we've got a new tower rising above the New York skyline, and al- Qaida's on path to defeat. Osama bin Laden is dead. Our heroes are coming home.I kept those promises," he said.
India faces a spectrum of security challenges and there is need for reorientation of the country's strategic thinking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.
As the UPA II completes four years and is set to release its report card at its celebration dinner, the BJP has questioned what the celebration is for.
On the fourth anniversary of UPA-II, opinion polls have not brought any cheer to the government.
Distancing himself from the UPA's falling fortunes, Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav may skip the dinner which PM Manmohan Singh will host.
The UPA government was involved in all the recently unearthed scams, and the involvement of some of its ministers in the IPL spot fixing would emerge, Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy said
India and China held very "specific" discussions without "shying away from anything", External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said here Tuesday.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has termed his India visit as "successful", saying he "felt at home" during talks with his counterpart Manmohan Singh.