Voters at the Urban League Watch Party Weigh In

Could Final Debate Sway Undecided Voters?

By Rachel Martin

October 22, 2012 Updated Oct 22, 2012 at 10:15 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – One of the reasons behind Monday night’s Presidential Debate is to sway the minds of undecided voters. Although most at Fort Wayne Urban League’s watch party are fairly certain who they're going to vote for, there's still some uncertainty on how the election will play out.

Almost everyone at Monday night’s watch party says they're voting for President Obama, but there are still some who need convincing one way or the other.

So far, neither candidate has won both debates. Polls claim Governor Mitt Romney won the first debate and President Obama won the second, so it seems as if the final debate is the tie breaker.

INC News asked Urban League members their thoughts on the battle.

J.J. Foster is undecided and says he’s still on the fence.

“Right now I'm just trying to figure out what candidate could best get things done. Does Obama deserve to get another four years, continue his plan and guide us down a good path? Or should we bring in an outsider and see what he can do?” Foster said.

Paula McGee says Obama’s record speaks for itself and she’s sticking with the President.

“He's inherited quite a few problems and he's dealing with them. Things don't happen as quickly as we may all want, but I think that he's made great strides,” McGee said.

Currently the polls show Obama and Romney practically neck and neck, and the same could happen in the Electoral College votes. Political analysts are projecting it's possible that neither candidate will win the necessary 270 votes to win but in fact, tie at 269 votes each. Analysts say the House of Representatives could end up electing the next president even if that candidate lost the popular vote. According to the Congressional Research Service, the House elected John Quincy Adams to Presidency in the 1824 election although Andrew Jackson had the most Electoral votes.

Despite the theory, both political parties say battleground states, which are said to be Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Caroline, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin, are critical to winning the Nov. 6 election.




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