Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, waves goodbye to backers at a rally at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax on Monday as he tries to wrest a few more last-minute votes in the swing state. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, waves goodbye to backers at a rally at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax on Monday as he tries to wrest a few more last-minute votes in the swing state. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)