Election 2012: Quotes of the day

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
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"Nothing is more important than voting. What is the connection between voting and this?" - Alex Shamis of Staten Island.

"The calls have been hot and heavy all day long." - Barbara Arnwine, president of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

"I feel like we put it all on the field. We left nothing in the locker room. We fought to the very end, and I think that's why we'll be successful." - Mitt Romney

"I'm going to go back home and run for county council or something." - Vice President Joe Biden, joking about what he'll do if Romney wins today.

"I also want to say to Gov. Romney, 'Congratulations on a spirited campaign.' I know his supporters are just as engaged, just as enthusiastic and working just as hard today." - President Barack Obama

“And what we are doing today is we are actually getting real change. We are saying to the country: 'Here’s who we are, here’s what we believe in, here’s what we’re going to do.' Therefore, by having this victory, we have the mandate to fix this country’s problems." - Paul Ryan