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11:50 PM ET, November 6, 2012

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Fox News:
Obama wins second term, Fox News projects … DEVELOPING ...  President Obama will win re-election, Fox News projects.  The call comes after the president was the projected winner in the crucial battleground of Ohio, and subsequently won both Iowa and Oregon.  This put Obama over the required 270 electoral votes.
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New York Times:
Networks Project Second Term for Obama  —  Barack Obama was re-elected as president on Tuesday, the television networks projected, defeating Mitt Romney after a long, hard-fought campaign that centered on who would heal the battered economy and on what role government should play in the 21st century.
Discussion: CNN
The Atlantic Wire:
Liveblog: Presidential Election Night  —  After two years of stump speeches, gaffes, attack ads, and discretionary spending graphs, the presidential election is finally here.  The Atlantic Wire will be liveblogging election night.  Watch this space for news, plus photos and GIFs of President …
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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Live Blog: The 2012 Presidential Election  —  The probability that President Obama receives a given number of Electoral College votes.  —  Tipping Point States  —  The probability that a state provides the decisive electoral vote.  —  Return on Investment Index
ThinkProgress:
The ThinkProgress Election Night Live Blog … Early Indiana numbers  —  Early Indiana results are showing Richard Mourdock (R) running behind Romney.  The Libertarian candiate is getting over 5% of the vote, potentially swinging the election to Rep. Joe Donnelly (D).  —  6:33 pm
Nate Cohn / The New Republic:
Electionate's Election Night Live Blog
Emily Schultheis / Politico:
Exit polls 2012: Voters blame George W. Bush  —  Early exit polls released on Tuesday evening show that about half of voters still blame President George W. Bush more than President Barack Obama for the country's economic problems and most cite the economy as their top issue in the election.
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Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Exit poll show voters lean toward GOP compared to 2008
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Joe Von Kanel / CNN:
Exit polls: Top issues for voters
Discussion: Reuters, Politico and Sky Dancing
Sam Adams / Third Base Politics:
Guess what, the ODP is blowing it in Cuyahoga County.  Again.  —  You likely won't remember, but in 2010 this blog reported about the underwhelming turnout in Cuyahoga County and its effect on the Ohio governor's race.  —  Well, it's happening again.  —  Not too long ago …
Discussion: National Review
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The Columbus Dispatch:
Election updates: At Driving Park, many must vote provisionally
Discussion: Election 2012
Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:
'That's When You Know You're Gonna Win'  —  PITTSBURGH - Mitt Romney's campaign always makes his arrivals in various cities known to the local media, and in turn the public, but never before has a crowd of this size shown up to greet him.  Upon landing here in Pittsburgh …
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CNN:
Romney: I've only written a victory speech  —  (CNN) - Hours before the polls closed Tuesday, GOP nominee Mitt Romney told reporters on his plane that he's so confident in a win he's only prepared a victory speech.  —  “I've only written one speech at this point,” Romney said, adding the text of that address was 1,118 words long.
Ted Barrett / CNN:
Warren beats Brown for Senate seat in Massachusetts  —  (CNN) - In a key pick-up of a Republican Senate seat, Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren defeated GOP Sen. Scott Brown Tuesday, according to a CNN projection.  With 37 percent of the estimated vote counted, Warren led Brown 52 percent to 48 percent.
Discussion: Sky Dancing
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Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:   Elizabeth Warren elected to Senate
BuzzFeed:
Why Elizabeth Warren Won
Marc Tracy / The New Republic:
Nate Silver Is a One-Man Traffic Machine for the Times  —  “FiveThirtyEight is drawing huge traffic,” New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson told me yesterday.  She added, “What's interesting is a lot of the traffic is coming just for Nate.”  —  There has been plenty of controversy …
Zachary Roth / msnbc.com:
Machine turns vote for Obama into one for Romney  —  A Pennsylvania electronic voting machine was taken out of service after being captured on video changing a vote for President Obama into one for Mitt Romney, NBC News has confirmed.  Republicans have also said machines have turned Romney votes into Obama ones.
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Joe Donnelly upsets Richard Mourdock in Indiana  —  Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly pulled off a stunning upset over Republican Richard Mourdock in the Indiana Senate race — a battle that the GOP thought was a sure win until the final days of the campaign.  —  With more than 60 percent …
Discussion: ABCNEWS and CNN
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David Catanese / Politico:
Dems notch early Senate wins
Discussion: CNN
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
NBC's Chuck Todd: Sources On Both Sides Expect Romney To Win Florida By Under 100k  —  NBC News' Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd examined the state of Florida as returns from the Sunshine State pour in.  He said that experts on both sides have told him that they expect Mitt Romney to win the state, but by a slim margin.
Discussion: Power Line
Boca News Now:
Woman Wearing MIT Shirt Banned From Voting In Boca Raton  —  A woman wearing an MIT shirt in Boca Raton was initially denied entrance to a polling place.  —  BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A woman attempting to vote in West Boca Raton this morning was initially prohibited from entering …
Fox News:
Judge issuing order to reinstate booted Philadelphia election officials, Republicans say  —  A Pennsylvania judge is issuing an order to reinstate Republican election officials across Philadelphia who allegedly were ejected or refused entry by on-site Democratic voting chief judges, GOP officials tell Fox News.
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Philly.com:
Confusion at polls with Voter ID
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Jessica McWilliams / CBS Philly:
Judge Orders Obama Mural Covered At Northeast Philadelphia Polling Place
Discussion: Election 2012 and The Raw Story
Michelle Malkin:
A reminder about Obama's Election Day Chicago basketball buddy  —  Alexi Giannoulias was thrilled to join President Obama in Chicago for an Election Day basketball game.  He bragged on Twitter about teaming up with the player-in-chief and Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen.  —  Who's Giannoulias?
Discussion: Politicker and The Gateway Pundit
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Matt Higgins / CBS DC:
Obama: I Have A Concession Speech Ready
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Matthews: Early-vote laws ‘3rd World’  —  MSNBC's Chris Matthews said during Tuesday's Election Day coverage that America has begun to act “like a Third World country” with regards to early voting laws in swing states like Florida.  —  “You have people who are so highly partisan and yet …
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
After an Emotional Finale, Team Obama Fears a Split Decision  —  The final day of Barack Obama's career as a campaigner began around 10 a.m. Monday in Madison, Wisconsin, where Bruce Springsteen spoke for all of us when he remarked that it was hard to get fired up so early in the morning.
detroitnews.com:
Southfield Twp. voter appears to die, then asks ‘Did I vote?’  —  Southfield Township — Sometimes dead men really do get to vote.  —  Ty Houston, 48, a home care registered nurse, was toiling on his absentee ballot Monday afternoon when things got strange at township offices on 13 Mile.
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Independent King wins Maine Senate race  —  Independent former Gov. Angus King has won the race for Senate in Maine, according to projections from multiple news sources.  —  His victory gives the Democrats a pickup as he is expected to caucus with them.  —  King has long been the favorite …
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Michael Van Sickler / Tampa Bay Times:
Hundreds of Pinellas voters get robocall from supervisor of elections saying Election Day is Wednesday  —  ST. PETERSBURG — An hour after polls opened Tuesday morning, the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office mistakenly placed hundreds — possibly thousands …
Sasha Belenky / The Huffington Post:
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Laurie Ure / CNN:
The Kennedys are back in Congress  —  (CNN) - After a two-year absence, the famed Kennedy family once again has an elected representative in national politics.  —  Joe Kennedy III will serve Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District, having handily defeated GOP opponent Sean Bielat, according to a CNN projection.
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and The Greenroom
Kevin Robillard / Reuters:
Dan Rather's gut: ‘Good day’ for Mitt  —  Longtime television journalist Dan Rather said on Tuesday that reporters shouldn't predict elections based on their gut — but added that his tells him Mitt Romney will have a good day.  —  “Something in my gut tells me that it's going to be a good day for Romney …
Max Read / Gawker:
An Expert Weighs in on That Viral Reddit ‘Voter Fraud’ Video  —  When we asked people to share their stories of voting irregularity earlier today, dozens of people shared this video — currently on the Reddit front page with nearly 20,000 up-votes — of a Pennsylvania voting machine seemingly altering a man's vote from Obama to Romney.
Amanda Becker / Roll Call:
‘Massive Confusion’ in Pennsylvania, New Jersey a ‘Hot Bed’ of Problems  —  A representative from the nonpartisan Election Protection Coalition told Roll Call this afternoon that there were reports of “massive confusion” in Pennsylvania, voting-machine problems in Ohio, long lines in southern Virginia …
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Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
Long Lines, Demands for ID and Provisional Ballots Mar Voting for Some
Discussion: The Daily Caller
David Edwards / The Raw Story:
Pastor's pre-election sermon: Obama is ‘paving the way for... the antichrist’
Discussion: Right Wing Watch and The Impolitic
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Republican defeats Blue Dog Chandler in Kentucky
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Politico and CNN
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Casey wins Senate reelection in Pennsylvania
Discussion: CNN
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Sen. Nelson wins reelection in Florida
Discussion: CNN
Eli Stokols / KDVR.com:
Obama to FOX31: “Two speeches” prepared for Election Night
Discussion: Politico and The Daily Caller
Reuters:
Exclusive: China leaders consider internal democratic reform
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Top Ohio Democrat Warns On Cincinnati Balloting
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Why the ‘I Voted’ Sticker Matters
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
2012: A Close Race, With a High Degree of Uncertainty
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