Ten days out from polling day, the Mitt Romney campaign are embroiled in a ‘fakery’ row over an image of a Nevada rally that appears to have been manipulated to exaggerate the size of the crowd.
Here is the pictorial evidence in full, via Buzzfeed.com:
Also today, the latest analysis from leading US pollster Nate Silver, who runs the NYT’s FiveThirtyEight blog, shows President Obama surging ahead to a 74.4% chance of winning, taking 295.4 of the electoral college to Governor Romney’s 242.6:
The more Obama consolidates his lead – though the race is, of course, nowhere near run, and complacency cannot be allowed to set in – the more he looks like winning, expect the GOP to get ever more desperate, expect the lies, smears and manipulation to multiply.
We’ll have more on the US election race next week on Left Foot Forward…