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Ryan compares Packers win to Nov. 6, also talks military ballot suit, Keystone

Waukesha, Wis.- Paul Ryan, fresh off a blowout Packers victory, compared Aaron Rodgers' career-high six touchdown passes on Sunday to the results he's expecting on election day.

"That was an awesome game, I got to tell you, to go down to Texas against a 5 and 0 team on the road and have that kind of performance -- it reminds me of what it's going to look like on November the 6th!" the Wisconsin native said to a crowd of approximately 1300 people at Carroll University.

Just as Mitt Romney had been facing harsh party criticism until he delivered a game-changing debate performance against President Obama, the Packers too had been enduring complaints from fans about failing to meet expectations. After blowing a lead against the Indianapolis Colts last week, they followed up by beating the Houston Texans 42-24.

In the town hall Monday, Ryan heard from a man worried about military ballots. The Romney-Ryan campaign has filed a federal lawsuit requesting that Wisconsin extend the absentee deadline for military and overseas voters from Nov. 9 to Nov. 14; state voting officials have said some of their ballots were delivered up to five days after the promised date.

"We've had to go to the length -- our campaign -- of having to bring a lawsuit to make sure that these men and women who are getting their absentee ballots, who are serving our military, who are overseas have enough time to return their ballots so that their votes are counted," Ryan said.

Among the questioners at the Waukesha rally were a 13-year-old boy and a college student expressing concerns about the economy. An electrician asked the vice presidential candidate to explain to his union colleagues why they should vote for the GOP ticket.

Pledging to create more jobs and reform the tax code, Ryan slammed the current administration for killing jobs with their policies.

"The president personally intervened to stop the Keystone Pipeline from coming into this country," Ryan said. "That one project would have given us tens of thousands of good union jobs. Tens of thousands of good jobs of pipefitters, of pipeline...of pipeline, you know, construction jobs, and would have brought that Canadian oil into America instead of going to China, where it will go if we don't use it."