Spoiling for an upset victory, the Puerto Rican governor who is seeking re-election despite a federal indictment closed his campaign with a promise to bring "true change" if he wins Tuesday's vote, the Associated Press reported.
Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila, whose corruption trial is scheduled early next year, has been trailing front-runner Luis Fortuno, the island's nonvoting delegate to the U.S. Congress.
Acevedo told the crowd of supporters: "We are going to win this election because we have the best government program for true change."
The 46-year-old governor has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges alleging irregularities in his campaign finances.
Fortuno, 48, represents the party that supports statehood for Puerto Rico. He said Sunday that he will provide a "good, clean and honest" government.
Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens but are not allowed to cast ballots for the American president.