UPDATE 2:03 AM: “We are not just a collection of red states and blue states. We are, and forever will be, the United States of America,” said President Obama, before concluding with the reassurance that “America is the greatest nation on earth.”
UPDATE 1:58 AM: “I believe we can build on the progress we've made,” says Obama, asking the nation for hope.
UPDATE 1:52 AM: “The role of the citizen does not end with the vote,” urges Obama.
UPDATE 1:49 AM: President Obama says Americans do not want to pass on a nation that is threatened by environmental changes.
UPDATE 1:48 AM: “Democracy in a nation of 300 million can be messy and loud,” says Obama, adding, “despite all our differences, most of us share hopes.”
UPDATE 1:45 AM: President Obama thanks the nation, saying, “you lifted me all the way.”
UPDATE 1:41 AM: Obama honors the Romney families “service” to the nation.
UPDATE 1:40 AM: “We are an American family, and we rise and fall together, as one nation,” says President Obama, adding “the best is yet to come.”
UPDATE 1:36 AM: Obama and family walk on stage, in Chicago.
UPDATE 1:07 AM: Romney says he and Ryan “left everything on the field,” adding “we have given our all to this campaign.” He concluded by saying he will be praying for President Obama and “this great nation.”
UPDATE 12:59 AM: Romney urges bipartisanship, emphasizing the importance of values like honesty and integrity. Saying we must, “put the people before politics.”
UPDATE 12:56 AM: Romney begins his speech, admitting defeat.
UPDATE: 12:50 AM: With the election wrapping up, Obama and Romney are preparing to give their respective speeches. Stay tuned for coverage.
UPDATE 11:25 PM: After projected victories in Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin, and California, Obama is expected to win re-election.
UPDATE 11:14 PM: Multiple sources are calling Iowa in favor of Obama.
UPDATE 11:06 PM: According to multiple sources, Romney is projected to take North Carolina.
UPDATE 11:00 PM: Polls project Obama winning California and Washington, putting him up 228 to 176.
UPDATE 10:50 PM: According to CNN, Democrats are currently projected to win 15 seats, whereas Republican's are currently projected to win five.
UPDATE 10:25 PM: According to ABC polls, Obama is projected to take Wisconsin, putting him up, 172 to 163.
UPDATE 10:10 PM: Polls report Romney up, 162 to 157, after Obama takes Minnesota and New Hampshire.
UPDATE 9:32 PM: Poll projections are awarding Obama Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes, bringing the count to 153 to 143, in favor of Romney.
UPDATE 9:08 PM: With polls closing in 13 states, including yet undecided Wisconsin and Colorado, poll projections have Romney up 153 to 123, with the bulk of added electoral votes coming from
perennial red states, like Texas and Louisiana. None of the eight swing states have been decided.
UPDATE 8:58 PM: Fox News polls project 88 votes for Romney to 78 for Obama.
UPDATE 8:56 PM: NBC News reports 88 votes for Romney to 64 for Obama.
UPDATE 8:55 PM: CNN polls report 82 votes to Romney against only 64 for Obama.
UPDATE 8:54 PM: Mississippi polls project Romney, giving him five more electoral votes. The count is currently Romney's 82 projected votes to Obama's 78.
UPDATE 8:46 PM: Virginia polls remain open, due to long lines.
UPDATE 8:43 PM: Polls project Obama at 78 electoral votes to Romney's 76, giving Obama New Jersey.
UPDATE 8:05 PM: Polls in 17 states, including Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, are now closed. Obama is now projected to win D.C., Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Delaware, and Illinois. Romney, on the other had, is now projected to win Oklahoma. The count is currently projected to be 57 electoral votes to Obama, against 40 votes to Romney.
UPDATE 7:46 PM: Politico.com still projects only 13 electoral votes, from Kentucky and West Virginia, to Romney, and 3, from Vermont, to Obama.
UPDATE 7:40 PM: South Carolina polls are projecting a win for Romney, giving him nine more electors votes, putting the count at 33 to 3.
UPDATE 7:31 PM: Polls show Romney winning five electoral votes, in West Virginia, putting him up 24 to 3. Ohio polls have closed.
UPDATE 7:28 PM: Early senate results report 30 chairs going Democrats, and 37 going to Republicans. Nine are currently contested, while still others remain to be seen.
UPDATE 7:11 PM: Early poll results from Indiana, Kentucky, and Vermont, put Romney at 19 electoral votes, and Obama at 3.
UPDATE 7:03 PM: Polls have now closed in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia. Results should be in shortly.
Welcome to WSN's live coverage of tonight's 2012 Presidential Election. With national polls still proclaiming a tight race, tonight is bound to be exciting, and possibly long. We have partnered with ABC News to provide live stream coverage. Check back for live result updates, as tonight's events unfold.
Our first update should be coming from Virginia. With polls closing at 7 p.m., Virginia should set the tone for the night. If Obama wins, most pundits expect a short night. However, if Romney wins, America may be looking at a long night, before knowing which man will sit in the Oval Office for the next four years.
Past 7 p.m., polls will begin closing across the country, and results will begin pouring in. Expect other important updates from swing states like Ohio, closing at 7:30 p.m., Florida, closing at 8 p.m., Colorado and Wisconsin, closing at 9 p.m., and finally Iowa, closing at 10 p.m.
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