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4:30 AM ET, November 7, 2012

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Joe Von Kanel / CNN:
Exit polls: Top issues for voters  —  (CNN) - What issues are on voters' minds?  —  The exit polls give some insights.  — Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker  — Check out the CNN Electoral Map and Calculator and game out your own strategy for November.
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Politico, Reuters and Sky Dancing
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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
Halimah Abdullah / CNN:
Big gains for women in 2012  —  Washington (CNN) - In some quarters, Election Day 2012 turned into ladies night.  —  With CNN projecting seven-term Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin's win in the Wisconsin Senate race, 19 women now hold seats in that chamber.  She is also the first openly lesbian senator.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Dan Merica / CNN:
Baldwin outlasts Thompson, wins open Wisconsin Senate seat
Discussion: Politico and ABCNEWS
Emily Schultheis / Politico:   Exit polls 2012: Voters blame George W. Bush
Joe Von Kanel / CNN:
Exit polls: Abortion as an election issue
Discussion: Politico
Laurie Ure / CNN:
The Kennedys are back in Congress  —  (CNN) - After a two-year absence …
Discussion: The Greenroom
Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Exit poll show voters lean toward GOP compared to 2008
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Ted Barrett / CNN:
McCaskill beats Akin in contentious Missouri Senate race
Discussion: Politico and ABCNEWS
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:
Special Coverage: 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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ThinkProgress:
The ThinkProgress Election Night Live Blog
Nate Cohn / The New Republic:
Electionate's Election Night Live Blog
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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Elyse Siegel / The Huffington Post:
Marijuana Legalization On The Ballot: (INTERACTIVE RESULTS)
Discussion: EconLog
CNN:   Colorado, Washington pass marijuana legalization; Oregon says no
Chelsea Conaboy / Boston Globe:
Massachusetts voters approve ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana
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.”
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The Huffington Post:
Fox News, Karl Rove Argue With Network About Whether Obama Won Ohio (VIDEO) … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Fox News, Video, Chris Wallace, Romney Campaign, Chris Wallace Fox News, Fox News Chris Wallace, Mitt Romney Contest Election, Mitt Romney Fox News, Romney Campaign Contest Election, Romney Campaign Fox News, Media News
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
BuzzFeed:
Why Elizabeth Warren Won  —  On Election Day, Scott Brown tried in vain to get working-class men on his side.  “You think she has anything in common with you?” he pleaded  —  BOSTON — Senator Scott Brown voted Tuesday morning in his hometown of Wrentham, Massachusetts …
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Seung Min Kim / Politico:   Warren wins  —  BOSTON — Liberal icon Elizabeth Warren defeated …
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Elizabeth Warren elected to Senate
Discussion: ABCNEWS
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.
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Rep. Allen West loses reelection  —  Freshman Republican Allen West (Fla.) lost to Democrat Patrick Murphy in one of the closest, nastiest races in the nation, according to MSNBC election projections.  —  Despite outraising Murphy nearly 5-1 and launching biting attacks on the Democrat …
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?
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 …
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
CNN:
Transcript: Romney's concession speech  —  (CNN) - Mitt Romney delivered his concession speech Tuesday in Boston.  Read below for a transcript of Romney's remarks.  —  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you, my friends.  Thank you so very much.  —  (APPLAUSE)  —  Thank you.
Discussion: Politico
Sean Sullivan / The Fix:
Republican Mia Love concedes to Democrat Jim Matheson in Utah  —  Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) survived a tough challenge from Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love (R), edging out the challenger by little more than a single percentage point.  —  (Rick Bowmer/AP)  —  With all precincts reporting …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and theGrio
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.
Discussion: Politico and ABCNEWS
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
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Welcome To Liberal America  —  Barack Obama, gay marriage, weed, and a new focus on climate change.  This is the country, and the Republican Party has to adapt.  —  President Barack Obama's sweeping victory in the 2012 election, his party's wide win in the Senate, and the first ever triumph …
Discussion: Marbury
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Romney concedes race for the White House  —  BOSTON —Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney conceded the presidential election early Wednesday morning in a brief address to supporters in Boston.  —  Romney told a subdued crowd that he had called Obama to congratulate him on his victory, and he wished the president well.
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Politico
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 …
CNN:
Transcript: Obama's victory speech  —  (CNN) - President Barack Obama delivered remarks Wednesday in Chicago.  Read below for a transcript of Obama's remarks.  —  OBAMA: Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you so much.  —  Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right …
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Heller hangs onto Nevada Senate seat  —  Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) has held on for victory against Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.), one of the GOP's lone bright spots on a rough night for their Senate candidates.  —  Ethics issues doomed Berkley in the state — though Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's …
Discussion: CNN and Las Vegas Sun News
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
Obama reelection: Grind-it-out win  —  CHICAGO — Barack Obama has won two presidential elections, but the second victory wasn't in the same class as the first.  —  Obama avoided defeat on Tuesday — in an easier and earlier win than the all-night cliff-hanger many pundits had predicted.
Danica Coto / Associated Press:
Puerto Rico votes on US ties and chooses governor  —  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans faced a fundamental question on Election Day: Should they change their ties with the United States?  —  Citizens in the U.S. island territory cannot vote in the U.S. presidential election …
 
 
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Benjamin Jackson / Slate:
Which State's Voters Had To Wait the Longest, According to Their Tweets?
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Mark K. Matthews / Orlando Sentinel:
Grayson easily beats Todd Long
Discussion: The Raw Story
Matthew L. Wald / New York Times:
Donnelly Wins Indiana Senate Race Over Mourdock
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Matthews: Early-vote laws ‘3rd World’
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Independent King wins Maine Senate race
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Eli Stokols / KDVR.com:
Obama to FOX31: “Two speeches” prepared for Election Night
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Politico
Michelle Malkin:
A reminder about Obama's Election Day Chicago basketball buddy
Discussion: Politicker and The Gateway Pundit
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
After an Emotional Finale, Team Obama Fears a Split Decision
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Chris Christie Slams ‘Know-Nothing, Disgruntled’ Mitt Romney Staffers
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