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1:25 AM ET, November 7, 2012

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New York Times:
Obama Wins New Term as Electoral Advantage Holds  —  Barack Hussein Obama was re-elected president of the United States on Tuesday, overcoming powerful economic headwinds, a lock-step resistance to his agenda by Republicans in Congress and an unprecedented torrent of advertising as the nation voted …
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
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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 …
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
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 Outside the Beltway
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Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Independent King wins Maine Senate race
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Matthew L. Wald / New York Times:
Donnelly Wins Indiana Senate Race Over Mourdock
Discussion: Election 2012
Ted Barrett / CNN:
McCaskill beats Akin in contentious Missouri Senate race
Discussion: Politico and ABCNEWS
David Catanese / Politico:
Dems notch early Senate wins
Discussion: CNN
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: Abortion as an election issue
Discussion: Politico
Joe Von Kanel / CNN:
Exit polls: Top issues for voters
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Reuters, Politico and Sky Dancing
Laurie Ure / CNN:
The Kennedys are back in Congress  —  (CNN) - After a two-year absence …
Discussion: The Greenroom
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
Warren wins  —  BOSTON — Liberal icon Elizabeth Warren defeated Republican Sen. Scott Brown on Tuesday, overcoming early campaign stumbles to put the Massachusetts Senate seat that the late Sen. Ted Kennedy occupied for more than four decades back in Democratic hands.
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BuzzFeed:
Why Elizabeth Warren Won
Ted Barrett / CNN:
Warren beats Brown for Senate seat in Massachusetts
Discussion: Sky Dancing
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Elizabeth Warren elected to Senate
Discussion: ABCNEWS
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.
Matt Ferner / The Huffington Post:
Amendment 64 Passes: Colorado Legalizes Marijuana For Recreational Use … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Denver News, Polls, Smoking, Video, 420, Marijuana, Colorado Amendment 64, Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, Colorado Marijuana Legalization, Colorado Politics, Denver Colorado, Legal Weed, Marijuana, Marijuana, Denver News
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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: Michelle Malkin and Power Line
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.
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 …
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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Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Bill O'Reilly: ‘The white establishment is now the minority’  —  Fox News's Bill O'Reilly said tonight that if President Barack Obama wins re-election, it's because the demographics of the country have changed and “it's not a traditional America anymore.”  —  “The white establishment is now the minority,” O'Reilly said.
Discussion: CNN
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 …
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
Michelle Malkin:
Election 2012: Obama gets his “revenge,” but conservatives must stand tall  —  Ohio has been called for Barack Obama.  Iowa went for Obama.  Colorado went for Obama.  Florida and Virginia have not been called yet, but those don't look good, either.  The Romney camp is disputing the Ohio call.
Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
Boehner lays down a marker on taxes  —  Washington (CNN) - Shortly after multiple networks projected that Republicans would retain control of the House, Speaker John Boehner took to the stage with a message that looked ahead to the battle over the fiscal cliff - the GOP isn't budging on taxes.
Current TV:
Gore: Suppressing vote is un-American, akin to Jim Crow  —  As voters battled long lines in Florida, former Vice President Al Gore compared the hardships faced in modern voting to the Jim Crow tactics that prevented blacks from voting in the wake of the Civil War.
David Edwards / The Raw Story:
Pastor's pre-election sermon: Obama is ‘paving the way for... the antichrist’  —  A Texas pastor who supports Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney warned in a pre-election sermon that President Barack Obama was “paving the way for the future reign of the antichrist.”
Discussion: Right Wing Watch and The Impolitic
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.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Republicans Bet Everything, and Obama Won It All  —  You remember the scene in Game Change, when John McCain's adviser tells him that selecting Sarah Palin is “high risk, reward”?  And McCain (or Ed Harris as McCain, or whatever) starts grinning uncontrollably?
Dorsey Shaw / BuzzFeed:
Karl Rove Freaks Out About Fox News Calling The Election For Obama  —  “We've got to be careful about calling things when we have like 991 vote separating the two candidates and a quarter of the vote left to count.”
Denver Post:
Projection: Obama wins Colorado  —  More Colorado election photos.  (Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver Post)  —  The Denver Post is projecting that President Barack Obama won in Colorado, marking the end of one of the nation's most intense swing-state battles.  —  Obama had 50 percent of the vote …
 
 
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Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
GOP Rep. Fischer wins Nebraska Senate race
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Kate Nocera / Politico:
Chris Murphy tops Linda McMahon in Conn. Senate race
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Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Matthews: Early-vote laws ‘3rd World’
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Republican defeats Blue Dog Chandler in Kentucky
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Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Casey wins Senate reelection in Pennsylvania
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Eli Stokols / KDVR.com:
Obama to FOX31: “Two speeches” prepared for Election Night
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