Barack Obama

Polls Begin Opening

Apparently there is an election, or something


Tens of millions of Americans head to the polls on Tuesday to decide whether to re-elect President Barack Obama or hand the job to Republican Mitt Romney.

The voting ends a hard-fought race that began nearly two years ago and has cost more than $2bn (£1.3bn).

Polls will begin closing in eastern states at 19:00 EST (00:00 GMT)—a winner could be known by midnight.

Polls show the race is neck and neck, although the president holds a slender polling lead in crucial swing states.