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RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE: State By State Results As Of 10:45 PM

President Barack Obama has captured New Hampshire, the first of the pivotal battleground states. He also has racked up a win in Pennsylvania, where Mitt Romney campaigned twice in the race's closing days after virtually ignoring it for months. So far, Romney leads the popular vote and holds an early electoral vote advantage. Battleground states still too close to call include Florida, Ohio and Virginia.

Mitt Romney is playing with grandchildren and watching election returns from a waterfront hotel room in Boston. A crowd of supporters downstairs have heard from top Romney surrogates including Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who are praising Romney for a hard fought campaign. Team Obama is watching returns from Chicago.


At this hour, Romney is leading Obama in the race for the presidency by a 50 percent to 48 percent margin in the popular vote nationwide. Independent and other party candidates are getting 1 percent of the vote nationwide. That's with 27 percent of the precincts reporting.

Obama has won 146 electoral votes in 13 states and the District of Columbia. He is leading in 6 states for a total of 75 more electoral votes.

Romney has won 161 electoral votes in 17 states. He is leading in 4 states for a total of 48 more electoral votes.

Independent and other party candidates has not won any state and currently not leading in any state.

In the 435 U.S. House races, the Republicans have won 116 seats and are leading in the races for 78 seats. The Democrats have won 73 seats and are leading in the races for 55 seats. Independent and other party candidates have won or are leading for 0 seats.

In the 33 U.S. Senate races, the Republicans have won 4 seats and are leading in the races for 4 seats. The Democrats have won 12 seats and are leading in the races for 4 seats. Independent and other party candidates have won or are leading for 2 seats.


Pennsylvania has turned out to be safe for the Democrats after all. The state's 20 electoral votes are going to President Barack Obama.

Pennsylvania had been considered to be in Obama's column for much of the campaign. But in recent days, as polls appeared to narrow, Mitt Romney's campaign saw an opportunity. There was a late advertising blitz for Romney, and the candidate added visits to Pennsylvania Sunday and again on Election Day.

Voters in Indiana have rejected one of the two Republican Senate candidates whose campaigns ran into trouble because of comments about rape and abortion. Democrat Joe Donnelly defeated Republican Richard Mourdock, who slipped in the polls after saying during a debate that when a woman who is raped becomes pregnant, it's what "God intended."


With the 9 p.m. closing time, Romney wins several states in the South and in the heartland. Obama wins New York, with 29 electoral votes, and Michigan, with 16 electoral votes.

Romney wins:
Texas (38 electoral votes)
South Dakota (3 electoral votes)
North Dakota (3 electoral votes)
Louisiana (8 electoral votes)
Kansas (6 electoral votes)
Wyoming (3 electoral votes)
Nebraska (4 electoral votes, 1 still to be called)


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At this hour, Romney is leading Obama in the race for the presidency by a 51 percent to 48 percent margin in the popular vote nationwide.

Independent and other party candidates are getting 1 percent of the vote nationwide. That's with 8 percent of the precincts reporting.

Obama has won 67 electoral votes in 9 states and the District of Columbia. He is leading in 6 states for a total of 101 more electoral votes.

Romney has won 76 electoral votes in 8 states. He is leading in 8 states for a total of 97 more electoral votes.

Independent and other party candidates has not won any state and currently not leading in any state.

In the 435 U.S. House races, the Republicans have won 65 seats and are leading in the races for 74 seats. The Democrats have won 38 seats and are leading in the races for 60 seats. Independent and other party candidates have won or are leading for 0 seats.

In the 33 U.S. Senate races, the Republicans have won 1 seat and are leading in the races for 5 seats. The Democrats have won 6 seats and are leading in the races for 6 seats. Independent and other party candidates have won or are leading for 2 seats.


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