US Presidential Vote Under Way

Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney (left) & President Barrack Obama (right)

Tens of millions of Americans have begun voting to decide whether to re-elect President Barack Obama or hand the job to Republican Mitt Romney.

Polling stations have opened on the East Coast and in parts of the Midwest and a winner could be known by midnight.

The voting ends a hard-fought race that began nearly two years ago and has cost more than $2billion US.

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

As many as 30 million voters have already cast their ballots, with more than 30 states allowing either absentee voting or in-person early voting.

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