Daily Archive: October 1, 2012

National

As race stands, Obama within reach of second term

by Thomas BeaumontAssociated Press Writer DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Five weeks to Election Day, President Barack Obama is within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed to win a second term. Republican Mitt Romney’s path to victory is narrowing. GROUND OPERATION—In this Sept. 28, photo Cheryl Banks, left to right, and Genny Armstrong open and process vote-by-mail applications in Cleveland, Ohio, in preparation for early voting for November presidential election. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)