When voters go to the polls Tuesday to either re-elect President Barack Obama or elect Mitt Romney as the U.S.'s 45th president, a good portion of the nation's attention will be focused on the key state of Ohio.
Ohio and its 18 Electoral College votes have become a lightning rod for both political campaigns, as the two candidates have spent an inordinate amount of time in the state before Election Day.
We broke down why Ohio is so important on Tuesday:
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