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Forward to victory, she hopes




“Obama represents everything I truly believe in,” says Eleanor T Khonje, who comes from Texas. “I’m nervous, excited, anxious and hopeful."

"I have lots of friends in the Florida area who have been working intensely, so I’m sure Obama will take Florida and then I’ll be alright."

But what happens if he loses, as the vote is on a knife's edge?
“Oh, my god…It’ll be awful,” the student cries.

TV stations have been showing images of long queues of voters in Florida and Virginia who voted late into the night.

Eleanor, however, is not planning to stay around if there is a very late result: “No way, I have to sleep, but I might go home and put CNN on and hope to wake up with some good news.”