Loop 21 Election Night: Live Updates
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Check here throughout the night for updates as polls close and results come in
UPDATE 11:10 p.m. ET -- Obama pulls ahead in electoral votes, 243 to Romney's 188, according to the NBC News tally. California, Hawaii, Washington state and Oregon put the president head, the network and The Associated Press were reporting. Romney picked up Idaho. Still waiting on Ohio, Florida and Virginia.
UPDATE 10:57 p.m. ET -- NBC News was calling and Missouri and Arizona for Mitt Romney. Obama was projected to Minnesota. The Associated Press called North Carolina for Romney. The electoral vote count, by NBC's tally, was 184 for Romney and 172 for Obama. Some interesting notes about Senate races: Massachusetts Democratic firebrand Elizabeth Warren defeated Republican incumbent Scott Brown. Republican Todd Akin, the guy made famous for his "legitimate rape" remarks, lost to Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill in Missouri.
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UPDATE 10:14 p.m. ET -- The Associated Press is projecting Wyoming and Utah for Romney. NBC News followed suit and also called Montana for Romney. The network has the electoral votes tied at 162 to 162. Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Iowa were too close to call.
UPDATE 10:00 p.m. ET -- NBC News is projecting New Hampshire for Obama. For the first time, the network has Obama ahead of Romney in electoral votes, 162 to 153. The Associated Press had Romney ahead, 153 to Obama's 143. There were also early reports that Republicans would like retain control of the House of Representative.
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UPDATE 9:25 p.m. ET -- More states have been called. NBC News is calling Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, New Mexico, Michigan for Obama. North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, and Texas have been called for Romney. While The Associated Press hadn't yet followed suit with the same projections, they had Romney leading in the electoral count at 123 for Obama and 154 for Romney. Battleground states like Florida, Ohio, and Colorado were too close to call.
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The polls are closing in the presidential, Congressional, state and local elections across the country. As results trickle in, check back here for updates.
Early on The Associated Press, CNN and NBC News were calling Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island for President Barack Obama. Oklahoma, Kentucky, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, Indiana, West Virginia and Alabama were project to be victories for Mitt Romney. The AP had the electoral vote count at 64 for Obama and 76 for Romney, just before 9 p.m. ET.