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Obama Elected 2012: President Clinches Electoral Vote Win

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 7, 2012


President Barack Obama was projected the winner of the presidential race over Mitt Romney on Tuesday night.

The president scored critical wins in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. While Obama was favored in the swing states going into Election Day, the popular vote between the pair of contenders had remained close for much of the race.

We’ll be following all of the action on Obama’s victory, as well as the latest news to unfold as it relates to congressional and gubernatorial contests.

Click here to launch our interactive results maps. Below, a live blog of the latest developments to unfold.

Obama Romney
Obama Romney
ELECTORAL VOTES
(270 TO WIN)
303 203
Battleground States
Popular Vote
OBAMA ROMNEY
TOTAL 54,744,018 53,685,409
PERCENT 49.7% 48.8%
33 out of 100 seats are up for election. 51 are needed for a majority.
DEMOCRATS* REPUBLICANS
CURRENT SENATE 53 47
SEATS GAINED OR LOST +3 -3
NEW TOTAL 56 44
* Includes two independent senators expected to caucus with the Democrats: Angus King (Maine) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.).
All 435 seats are up for election. 218 are needed for a majority.
DEMOCRATS REPUBLICANS
SEATS WON 166 222

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