Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod says Republican projections of a Mitt Romney victory on Tuesday are based on fiction, not facts.
"Our confidence is based in data, it's based in early vote numbers, it's based in the things that we can see, and we can prove to ourselves," Axelrod says on ABC News. "Their confidence appears to be in some hidden mystical force that is going to materialize at the last minute and push him over the finish line. And I think as time wears on this evening that fiction is going to be exposed."
— Richard Lardner
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