election 2012

2012 Election Live Updates: Results Start Pouring In (11/06/12)

After a long and arduous campaign, Pres. Barack Obama is re-elected to a second term. He goes back to the White House with a majority of the electoral votes and a promise that “the best has yet to come”.

Below is a recap of the elections results.

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Throughout America tonight, polls will start closing and vote counting will commence. After witnessing a majority of long queues in the polls all day, a lot starting as early as 5 a.m. this morning, we now turn to the election results.

Please refresh your browser to get updated news, information and actual voting results on a state-by-state basis. The statistics indicated below are based on counted votes from reporting precincts. Numbers will change as more results come in.

Breaking News 

CNN, NBC and ABC project Obama win following a big win in Ohio! Romney finally concedes.

Summary of Electoral Votes (Race to 270)* as of 1:30 a.m. (11/07/12)

Barack Obama (D)-303

Mitt Romney (R)- 206

* Based on reports coming in from CNN, ABC and NBC covering 49 states + D.C.

Remaining Battleground States (as of 1:30 a.m 11/07/12)*

Obama leads in battleground states: Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, New Hampshire, Florida and Virginia.

* Based on CNN projections

News Updates

Please note that the statistics indicated below are based on counted votes from reporting precincts. Numbers will change as more results come in. The states are listed based on the closing time of polls in ascending order). 

Kentucky. Polls closed at 6 p.m.; Romney has 57%of total public votes while Obama has 41%; Romney gets 8 electoral votes. *

Over the past 3 decades, Kentucky has traditionally been considered a Republican state in the presidential elections except in 1992 and 1996 when it chose to put Bill Clinton in the White House.

Indiana. Polls closed at 6 p.m.; Romney has 57%of total public votes while Obama has 41%; Romney gets 11 electoral votes.

In 2008, Indiana voted for Obama; prior to this, it was a consistent supporter of Republican presidential candidates over the past 3 decades.

Vermont. Polls closed at 7 p.m.; Obama has 70%of total public votes while Romney has 28%; Obama gets 3 electoral votes.

Before the 1992 presidential elections, Vermont was a red state; it became a source of Democrat support in 1992 onward.

South Carolina. Polls closed at 7 p.m.; Obama has 52%of total public votes while Romney has 47% but since SC is considered a red state, Romney gets 9 electoral votes.

Georgia. Polls closed at 7 p.m.; Romney has 57%of total public votes while Obama has 42%; Romney gets 16 electoral votes.

Virginia. Polls closed at 7 p.m.; Obama has 50%of total public votes while Romney has 49%; Obama gets 13 electoral votes.

West Virginia. Polls closed at 7:30 p.m.; Romney has 53%of total public votes while Obama has 45%; Romney gets 5 electoral votes.

North Carolina. Polls closed at 7:30 p.m.; Romney has 51%of total public votes while Obama has 48%; Romney gets 15 electoral votes.

Ohio. Polls closed at 7:30 p.m.; both candidates are currently tied at 49% but based on the voting trend, Obama will probably take this state with 18 electoral votes.

Maryland. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Obama has 75%of total public votes while Romney has 24%; Obama gets 10 electoral votes.

Rhode Island. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Obama has 54%of total public votes while Romney has 44%; Obama gets 4 electoral votes.

Connecticut. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Obama has 74%of total public votes while Romney has 25%; Obama gets 7 electoral votes.

New Jersey. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Romney has 54%of total public votes while Obama has 43%; since NJ is largely an Obama stronghold, the incumbent gets 14 electoral votes.

Maine. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Obama has 58%of total public votes while Romney has 40%; Obama gets 4 electoral votes.

Massachusetts. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Obama has 58%of total public votes while Romney has 41%; Obama gets 11 electoral votes.

Illinois. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Obama has 72%of total public votes while Romney has 26%; Obama gets 20 electoral votes.

Tennessee. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Romney has 60%of total public votes while Obama has 39%; Romney gets 11 electoral votes.

Oklahoma. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Romney has 68%of total public votes while Obama has 32%; Romney gets 7 electoral votes.

Alabama. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Romney has 53%of total public votes while Obama has 46%; Romney gets 9 electoral votes.

Delaware. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Obama has 60%of total public votes while Romney has 38%; Obama gets 3 electoral votes.

D.C. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Obama has 93%of total public votes while Romney has 6%; Obama gets 3 electoral votes

Mississippi. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Romney has 70%of total public votes while Obama has 29%; Romney gets 6 electoral votes.

Michigan. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Obama has 53%of total public votes while Romney has 47%; Obama gets 16 electoral votes.

North Dakota. Counting has started; Romney has 58%of total public votes while Obama has 40%; Romney gets 3 electoral votes.

South Dakota. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Romney has 59%of total public votes while Obama has 39%; Romney gets 3 electoral votes.

Texas. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Romney has 58%of total public votes while Obama has 41%; Romney gets 38 electoral votes.

Pennsylvania. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Obama has 64%of total public votes while Romney has 35%; Obama gets 20 electoral votes.

New Hampshire. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Obama has 54%of total public votes while Romney has 44%; Obama gets 4 electoral votes.

Missouri. Polls closed at 8 p.m.; Romney has 56%of total public votes while Obama has 43%; Romney gets 10 electoral votes.

Arkansas. Polls closed at 8:30 p.m.; Romney has 54%of total public votes while Obama has 44%; Romney gets 6 electoral votes.

Nebraska. Polls closed at 9 p.m.; Romney has 59%of total public votes while Obama has 40%; Romney gets 5 electoral votes.

Kansas. Polls closed at 9 p.m.; Romney has 55%of total public votes while Obama has 43%; Romney gets 6 electoral votes.

Louisiana. Polls closed at 9 p.m.; Romney has 54%of total public votes while Obama has 44%; Romney gets 6 electoral votes.

New York. Polls closed at 9 p.m.; Obama has 51%of total public votes while Romney has 47%; Obama gets 29 electoral votes.

New Mexico. Polls closed at 9 p.m.; Obama has 54%of total public votes while Romney has 42%; Obama gets 5 electoral votes.

Minnesota. Polls closed at 9 p.m.; Obama has 55%of total public votes while Romney has 43%; Obama gets 10 electoral votes.

Wyoming. Polls closed at 9 p.m.; Romney has 70% of total public votes while Obama has 27%; Romney gets 3 electoral votes.

Wisconsin. Polls closed at 9 p.m.; Romney has 51% of total public votes while Obama has 48%; however, since Wisconsin is generally a blue state, Obama gets 10 electoral votes.

Arizona. Polls closed at 9 p.m.; Romney has 56% of total public votes while Obama has 43%; Romney gets 11 electoral votes.

Colorado. Polls closed at 9 p.m.; Obama has 51% of total public votes while Romney has 47%; Obama gets 9 electoral votes

Montana. Polls closed at 10 p.m.; Romney has 56% of total public votes while Obama has 42%; Romney gets 3 electoral votes.

Utah. Polls closed at 10 p.m.; Romney has 58% of total public votes while Obama has 40%; Romney gets 6 electoral votes.

Oregon. Polls closed at 10 p.m.; Obama has 56% of total public votes while Romney has 42%; Obama gets 7 electoral votes.

Idaho. Polls closed at 10 p.m.; Romney has 69% of total public votes while Obama has 29%; Romney gets 4 electoral votes.

Iowa. Polls closed at 10 p.m.; Obama has 52% of total public votes while Romney has 46%; Obama gets 6 electoral votes.

Washington. Polls closed at 11 p.m.; Obama has 50% of total public votes while Romney has 48%; Obama gets 12 electoral votes.

Nevada. Polls closed at 10 p.m.; Obama has 54% of total public votes while Romney has 45%; Obama gets 6 electoral votes.

California. Polls closed at 11 p.m.; Obama has 55% of total public votes while Romney has 43%; Obama gets 55 electoral votes.

Hawaii. Polls closed at 11 p.m.; the state is considered largely Democrat; despite the absence of real-time vote counts, Obama gets 4 electoral votes.

Alaska. Polls closed at 12 midnight.; the state is considered largely Republican; despite the absence of real-time vote counts, Romney gets 3 electoral votes.

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