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11/06/2012

Election 2012: America Votes - November 6, 2012

Americans went the polls to elect their President — and it was Barack Obama who was given another four years in office. Come back often as we will be updating the blog with fresh photos as the jubilation and disappointment sets in.

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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama embrace Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden moments after the television networks called the election in their favor, while watching election returns at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 6, 2012.

 

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivers his concession speech during his election night rally in Boston, Massachusetts, November 7, 2012.

 

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Keesha Patterson of Ft. Washington, Maryland (bottom) proposes marriage to her girlfriend Rowan Ha (C) during the election night victory rally at re-elected President Barack Obama headquarters in Chicago, November 6, 2012.

 

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David Joles/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak went crowd surfing with his mother, Lorraine, after it was announced the announcement that President Barack Obama was re-elected during the Minnesotans United for All Families election night results-watching event at the St. Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Tuesday November 6, 2012.

 

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AP Photo/Kathy Willens

Supporters of President Barack Obama Shauna Harry, left, and Alana Hearn celebrate by leaping in the air at New York State Democratic Headquarters following Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

 

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Supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama cheer after networks project Obama as reelected during the Obama Election Night watch party at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Networks project Obama has won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

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Romney supporters react as they watch voting returns at the election night rally for U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Boston, Massachusetts November 6, 2012.

 

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REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama cheer the news of the president's apparent re-election during his election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012.  

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Supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama cheer during his election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. 

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Supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama cheer during the Obama Election Night watch party at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama is going for reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. 

 

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AP Photo/Chris Carlson

A rigger makes his way up top the rafters during the election night party for President Barack Obama Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Chicago.

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The Empire State Building is lit red white and blue for election night November 6, 2012 in New York City. Voters went to polls in the heavily contested presidential race between incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

 

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Alamance County, N.C., Board of Elections chairman Matt Wall closely inspects a write-in ballot at the Board of Elections headquarters in Graham, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

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AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

A supporter watches the election results at the election night party for President Barack Obama Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Chicago.

 

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A view of the Empire State Building in New York, New York that is projecting an LED illuminated meter to show the results of the 2012 Presidential Election as CNN counts the numbers of electoral votes for each candidate, showing US President Barack Obama in blue and Mitt Romney in red, as polling in each state closes on November 6, 2012.

 

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Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in Boston, Massachusetts  November 6, 2012.

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Martha Nunez, 53, of the Bronx, reacts to positive predictions for President Barack Obama as crowds watch election results in Times Square, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in New York.

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U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is seen on a screen during his election night rally in Boston, Massachusetts November 6, 2012.

 

 

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As the Democrats Abroad gather Canadian Democrats celebrat early Obama returns at the Sheraton in Toronto for the American election.   November 6, 2012.

 

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 A poll worker (LOWER R) assists voters with the help of a flashlight in a makeshift tent set up as a polling place at Scholars' Academy, PS 180, in the Rockaway neighborhood on November 6, 2012 in the Queens borough of New York City.

 

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A blackboard at Harry's New York Bar in Paris shows late on November 6, 2012 the results of a straw poll on election night, giving 305 votes for incumbent US President Barack Obama against 182 for  Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

 

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Justin Stucki, Leah Quirk, and Kenady Pettingill urge drivers to vote for U.S. Presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on November 6, 2012 in Spanish Springs, Nevada.

 

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A poll worker inserts an electronic voting card into a machine November 6, 2012 in Sparks, Nevada.  As Americans go to vote, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney remain in a virtual tie in the national polls.

 

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 A worker vacuums around the stage as the final touches are made in the ballroom at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for Mitt Romney Campaign's election night event November 6, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

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US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves goodbyes to journalists after answering question during the last flight of his presidential campaign, from Pittsburgh international airport in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, to Boston, Massachusetts, on November 6, 2012. 

 

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President Barack Obama visits a campaign office in the Chicago, Illinois neighborhood of Hyde Park on Election Day on November 6, 2012.

 

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Durham voter Jennifer Socey fills out her ballot at Pearsontown Elementary precinct 34-1 during voting, Tuesday morning, November 6, 2012, while her son Reid Pressley, 3, keeps a very low profile watching other voters and officials in the school gym.

 

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People enter Washington Mill Elementary School to cast their vote in the U.S. presidential race, on November 6, 2012, in Alexandria, Virginia.

 

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Ora Thornton calls voters at a Romney/Ryan campaign phone bank November 6, 2012 in Reno, Nevada.  As Americans go to vote, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney remain in a virtual tie in the national polls. 

 

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Children from Kingdom Kinds Child Development Center march past a polling station to get out the vote at Dunbar High School on November 6, 2012 in Washington, DC. The latest polls continue to show a tight race between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

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