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12:50 AM ET, November 7, 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:
Obama Wins New Term as Electoral Advantage Holds  —  Barack Obama was re-elected president on Tuesday, as The New York Times projected that he had won Virginia, a key swing state that helped him defeat Mitt Romney after a long, hard-fought campaign that centered on who would heal the battered economy …
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Nov. 5: Late Poll Gains for Obama Leave Romney With Longer Odds
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
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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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
BuzzFeed:
Why Elizabeth Warren Won
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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Joe Von Kanel / CNN:
Exit polls: Top issues for voters
Discussion: Reuters, Politico and Sky Dancing
Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Exit poll show voters lean toward GOP compared to 2008
Discussion: CNN and Politico
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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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: CNN, ABCNEWS and Outside the Beltway
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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 and Michelle Malkin
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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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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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.
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Foreign election officials amazed by trust-based U.S. voting system  —  For the head of Libya's national election commission, the method by which Americans vote is startling in that it depends so much on trust and the good faith of election officials and voters alike.
 
 
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Kate Nocera / Politico:
Chris Murphy tops Linda McMahon in Conn. Senate race
Discussion: New York Magazine and Hit & Run
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Republican defeats Blue Dog Chandler in Kentucky
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Politico and CNN
Laurie Ure / CNN:
The Kennedys are back in Congress  —  (CNN) - After a two-year absence …
Discussion: The Greenroom
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Casey wins Senate reelection in Pennsylvania
Discussion: CNN
Eli Stokols / KDVR.com:
Obama to FOX31: “Two speeches” prepared for Election Night
Discussion: Politico and The Daily Caller
Amanda Becker / Roll Call:
‘Massive Confusion’ in Pennsylvania, New Jersey a ‘Hot Bed’ of Problems
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Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Top Ohio Democrat Warns On Cincinnati Balloting
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Why the ‘I Voted’ Sticker Matters
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