Barack Obama
332
Obama Electoral Votes
0
Up for grabs
206
Romney Electoral Votes
Mitt Romney
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Popular vote

State by state

State Poll closing Electoral Votes % Reporting Obama Romney Pre-Election Estimate
A Alaska Alaska 12 a.m. 3 100% 40.8% 54.8% Strong Romney
B Alabama Ala. 8 p.m. 9 100% 38.4% 60.5% Strong Romney
C Arkansas Ark. 8:30 p.m. 6 100% 36.9% 60.6% Strong Romney
D Arizona Ariz. 9 p.m. 11 100% 44.6% 53.7% Strong Romney
E California Calif. 11 p.m. 55 100% 60.2% 37.1% Strong Obama
F Colorado Colo. 9 p.m. 9 100% 51.5% 46.1% Tossup
G Connecticut Conn. 8 p.m. 7 100% 58.1% 40.7% Strong Obama
y D.C. D.C. 8 p.m. 3 100% 90.9% 7.3% Strong Obama
H Delaware Del. 8 p.m. 3 100% 58.6% 40.0% Strong Obama
I Florida Fla. 7 p.m. 29 100% 50.0% 49.1% Tossup
J Georgia Ga. 7 p.m. 16 100% 45.5% 53.3% Strong Romney
K Hawaii Hawaii 11 p.m. 4 100% 70.5% 27.8% Strong Obama
L Iowa Iowa 10 p.m. 6 100% 52.0% 46.2% Lean Obama
M Idaho Idaho 10 p.m. 4 100% 32.6% 64.5% Strong Romney
N Illinois Ill. 8 p.m. 20 100% 57.6% 40.7% Strong Obama
O Indiana Ind. 6 p.m. 11 100% 43.9% 54.1% Strong Romney
P Kansas Kan. 9 p.m. 6 100% 38.0% 59.7% Strong Romney
Q Kentucky Ky. 6 p.m. 8 100% 37.8% 60.5% Strong Romney
R Louisiana La. 9 p.m. 8 100% 40.6% 57.8% Strong Romney
S Massachusetts Mass. 8 p.m. 11 100% 60.7% 37.5% Strong Obama
T Maryland Md. 8 p.m. 10 100% 62.0% 35.9% Strong Obama
U Maine Maine 8 p.m. 4 100% 56.3% 41.0% Strong Obama
V Michigan Mich. 8 p.m. 16 100% 54.2% 44.7% Strong Obama
W Minnesota Minn. 9 p.m. 10 100% 52.7% 45.0% Strong Obama
X Missouri Mo. 8 p.m. 10 100% 44.4% 53.8% Strong Romney
Y Mississippi Miss. 8 p.m. 6 100% 43.8% 55.3% Strong Romney
Z Montana Mont. 10 p.m. 3 100% 41.7% 55.4% Strong Romney
a North Carolina N.C. 7:30 p.m. 15 100% 48.4% 50.4% Tossup
b North Dakota N.D. 10 p.m. 3 100% 38.7% 58.3% Strong Romney
c Nebraska Neb. 9 p.m. 5 100% 38.0% 59.8% Strong Romney
d New Hampshire N.H. 8 p.m. 4 100% 52.0% 46.4% Lean Obama
e New Jersey N.J. 8 p.m. 14 100% 58.3% 40.6% Strong Obama
f New Mexico N.M. 9 p.m. 5 100% 53.0% 42.8% Strong Obama
g Nevada Nev. 10 p.m. 6 100% 52.4% 45.7% Lean Obama
h New York N.Y. 9 p.m. 29 100% 63.3% 35.2% Strong Obama
i Ohio Ohio 7:30 p.m. 18 100% 50.7% 47.7% Lean Obama
j Oklahoma Okla. 8 p.m. 7 100% 33.2% 66.8% Strong Romney
k Oregon Ore. 10 p.m. 7 100% 54.2% 42.1% Strong Obama
l Pennsylvania Pa. 8 p.m. 20 100% 52.1% 46.7% Strong Obama
m Rhode Island R.I. 8 p.m. 4 100% 62.7% 35.2% Strong Obama
n South Carolina S.C. 3:39 p.m. 9 100% 44.1% 54.6% Strong Romney
o South Dakota S.D. 8 p.m. 3 100% 39.9% 57.9% Strong Romney
p Tennessee Tenn. 8 p.m. 11 100% 39.1% 59.5% Strong Romney
q Texas Texas 8 p.m. 38 100% 41.4% 57.2% Strong Romney
r Utah Utah 10 p.m. 6 100% 24.7% 72.8% Strong Romney
s Virginia Va. 7 p.m. 13 100% 51.2% 47.3% Tossup
t Vermont Vt. 7 p.m. 3 100% 66.6% 31.0% Strong Obama
u Washington Wash. 11 p.m. 12 100% 56.2% 41.3% Strong Obama
v Wisconsin Wis. 9 p.m. 10 100% 52.8% 45.9% Lean Obama
w West Virginia W.Va. 7:30 p.m. 5 100% 35.5% 62.3% Strong Romney
x Wyoming Wyo. 9 p.m. 3 100% 27.8% 68.6% Strong Romney
+2
Democratic Seats
Total seats: 55
0
Up for grabs
-2
Republican Seats
Total seats: 45
Two independents, Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) and Angus King of Maine, are expected to caucus with Democrats in the Senate if they win.
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Races to watch

These races were deemed competitive by The Huffington Post based on polling and research.

D  Arizona

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Jeff Flake 1,104,457 49.2%
Richard Carmona 1,036,542 46.2%

G  Connecticut

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Chris Murphy 828,761 54.8%
Linda McMahon 651,089 43.1%

I  Florida

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Bill Nelson I 4,523,451 55.2%
Connie Mack 3,458,267 42.2%

K  Hawaii

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Mazie Hirono 269,489 62.6%
Linda Lingle 160,994 37.4%

O  Indiana

99% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Joe Donnelly 1,281,181 50.0%
Richard Mourdock 1,133,621 44.3%

U  Maine

98% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Angus King 370,580 52.9%
Charles Summers 215,399 30.7%
Cynthia Dill 92,900 13.3%

S  Massachusetts

99% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Elizabeth Warren 1,696,346 53.8%
Scott Brown I 1,458,048 46.2%

X  Missouri

99% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Claire McCaskill I 1,494,125 54.8%
Todd Akin 1,066,159 39.1%

Z  Montana

94% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Jon Tester I 236,123 48.6%
Denny Rehberg 218,051 44.9%

c  Nebraska

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Deb Fischer 455,593 57.8%
Bob Kerrey 332,979 42.2%

g  Nevada

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Dean Heller I 457,656 45.9%
Shelley Berkley 446,080 44.7%

f  New Mexico

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Martin Heinrich 395,717 51.0%
Heather Wilson 351,260 45.3%

b  North Dakota

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Heidi Heitkamp 161,337 50.5%
Rick Berg 158,401 49.5%

i  Ohio

99% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Sherrod Brown I 2,762,690 50.7%
Josh Mandel 2,435,712 44.7%

l  Pennsylvania

99% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Bob Casey I 3,021,364 53.7%
Tom Smith 2,509,132 44.6%

s  Virginia

99% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Timothy Kaine 2,010,067 53.0%
George Allen 1,785,542 47.0%

v  Wisconsin

99% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Tammy Baldwin 1,547,104 51.4%
Tommy Thompson 1,380,126 45.9%

Other races

E  California

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Dianne Feinstein I 7,864,624 62.5%
Elizabeth Emken 4,713,887 37.5%

H  Delaware

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Thomas Carper I 265,415 66.4%
Kevin Wade 115,700 29.0%

T  Maryland

99% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Ben Cardin I 1,474,028 56.0%
Daniel Bongino 693,291 26.3%

V  Michigan

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Debbie Stabenow I 2,735,826 58.8%
Pete Hoekstra 1,767,386 38.0%

W  Minnesota

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Amy Klobuchar I 1,854,595 65.2%
Kurt Bills 867,974 30.5%

Y  Mississippi

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Roger Wicker I 709,626 57.2%
Albert Gore 503,467 40.6%

e  New Jersey

99% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Bob Menendez I 1,987,680 58.9%
Joe Kyrillos 1,329,534 39.4%

h  New York

98% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Kirsten Gillibrand I 4,808,878 72.2%
Wendy Long 1,755,466 26.4%

m  Rhode Island

99% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Sheldon Whitehouse I 271,034 65.0%
Barry Hinckley 146,222 35.0%

p  Tennessee

99% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Bob Corker I 1,506,443 64.9%
Mark Clayton 705,882 30.4%

q  Texas

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Ted Cruz 4,440,137 56.5%
Paul Sadler 3,194,927 40.6%

r  Utah

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Orrin Hatch I 657,608 65.3%
Scott Howell 301,873 30.0%

t  Vermont

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Bernie Sanders I 207,848 71.0%
John MacGovern 72,898 24.9%

u  Washington

89% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Maria Cantwell I 1,855,493 60.5%
Michael Baumgartner 1,213,924 39.5%

w  West Virginia

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Joe Manchin I 399,898 60.6%
John Raese 240,787 36.5%

x  Wyoming

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
John Barrasso I 185,250 75.7%
Tim Chesnut 53,019 21.7%
201
Democratic Seats
0
Up for grabs
234
Republican Seats

Current House makeup (until Jan. 3, 2013):

193 Democratic Seats
242 Republican Seats
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  • GOP won

Races to watch

These races were deemed competitive by The Huffington Post based on polling and research. Each row of races is labeled with the pre-election outlook.

Outlook

All races

All 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for election every two years. The number of seats allocated to each state is determined by its population. Because of redistricting, many representatives are running in new districts.

b North Dakota

c Nebraska

d New Hampshire

w West Virginia

x Wyoming

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Obama-head Barack Obama 7,854,285 60.2%
Romney-head Mitt Romney 4,839,958 37.1%
Others 344,304 2.6%
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About the Presidential Race
What to Watch

The Golden State, the country’s largest electoral prize, will cast its 55 electoral votes for President Obama, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) is expected to win reelection. There are nearly a dozen competitive House races in the state, including the 7th, 9th, 10th, 24th, 26th, 36th, 41st, and 52nd congressional districts.

Compare with 2008 Winner: Obama
Counties above the diagonal line are where Obama is doing better than in 2008.

Senate

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Dianne Feinstein I 7,864,624 62.5%
Elizabeth Emken 4,713,887 37.5%

House of Representatives

1st District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Doug La Malfa 168,827 57.4%
Jim Reed 125,386 42.6%

2nd District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Jared Huffman 226,216 71.2%
Daniel Roberts 91,310 28.8%

3rd District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
John Garamendi I 126,882 54.2%
Kim Vann 107,086 45.8%

4th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Tom McClintock I 197,803 61.1%
Jack Uppal 125,885 38.9%

5th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Mike Thompson I 202,872 74.5%
Randy Loftin 69,545 25.5%

6th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Doris Matsui I 160,667 75.1%
Joseph McCray 53,406 24.9%

7th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Ami Bera 141,241 51.7%
Dan Lungren I 132,050 48.3%

8th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Paul Cook 103,093 57.4%
Gregg Imus 76,551 42.6%

9th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Jerry McNerney I 118,373 55.6%
Ricky Gill 94,704 44.4%

10th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Jeff Denham I 110,265 52.7%
Jose Hernandez 98,934 47.3%

11th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
George Miller I 200,743 69.7%
Virginia Fuller 87,136 30.3%

12th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Nancy Pelosi I 253,709 85.1%
John Dennis 44,478 14.9%

13th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Barbara Lee I 250,436 86.8%
Marilyn Singleton 38,146 13.2%

14th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Jackie Speier I 203,828 78.9%
Debbie Bacigalupi 54,455 21.1%

15th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Eric Swalwell 120,388 52.1%
Pete Stark I 110,646 47.9%

16th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Jim Costa I 84,649 57.4%
Brian Whelan 62,801 42.6%

17th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Mike Honda I 159,392 73.5%
Evelyn Li 57,336 26.5%

18th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Anna Eshoo I 212,831 70.5%
Dave Chapman 89,103 29.5%

19th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Zoe Lofgren I 162,300 73.2%
Robert Murray 59,313 26.8%

20th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Sam Farr I 172,996 74.1%
Jeff Taylor 60,566 25.9%

21st District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
David Valadao 67,164 57.8%
John Hernandez 49,119 42.2%

22nd District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Devin Nunes I 132,386 61.9%
Otto Lee 81,555 38.1%

23rd District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Kevin McCarthy I 158,161 73.2%
Terry Phillips 57,842 26.8%

24th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Lois Capps I 156,749 55.1%
Abel Maldonado 127,746 44.9%

25th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Buck McKeon I 129,593 54.8%
Lee Rogers 106,982 45.2%

26th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Julia Brownley 139,072 52.7%
Tony Strickland 124,863 47.3%

27th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Judy Chu I 154,191 64.0%
Jack Orswell 86,817 36.0%

28th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Adam Schiff I 188,703 76.5%
Phil Jennerjahn 58,008 23.5%

29th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Tony Cardenas 111,287 74.1%
David Hernandez 38,994 25.9%

30th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Brad Sherman I 149,456 60.3%
Howard Berman I 98,395 39.7%

31st District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Gary Miller I 88,964 55.2%
Bob Dutton 72,255 44.8%

32nd District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Grace Napolitano I 124,903 65.7%
David Miller 65,208 34.3%

33rd District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Henry Waxman I 171,860 54.0%
Bill Bloomfield 146,660 46.0%

34th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Xavier Becerra I 120,367 85.6%
Stephen Smith 20,223 14.4%

35th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Gloria McLeod 79,698 55.9%
Joe Baca I 62,982 44.1%

36th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Raul Ruiz 110,189 52.9%
Mary Bono Mack I 97,953 47.1%

37th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Karen Bass I 207,039 86.4%
Morgan Osborne 32,541 13.6%

38th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Linda Sanchez I 145,280 67.5%
Benjamin Campos 69,807 32.5%

39th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Ed Royce I 145,607 57.8%
Jay Chen 106,360 42.2%

40th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Lucille Roybal-Allard I 73,940 58.9%
David Sanchez 51,613 41.1%

41st District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Mark Takano 103,578 59.0%
John Tavaglione 72,074 41.0%

42nd District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Ken Calvert I 130,245 60.6%
Michael Williamson 84,702 39.4%

43rd District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Maxine Waters I 143,123 71.2%
Bob Flores 57,771 28.8%

44th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Janice Hahn I 99,909 60.2%
Laura Richardson I 65,989 39.8%

45th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
John Campbell I 171,417 58.5%
Sukhee Kang 121,814 41.5%

46th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Loretta Sanchez I 95,694 63.9%
Jerry Hayden 54,121 36.1%

47th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Alan Lowenthal 130,093 56.6%
Gary Delong 99,919 43.4%

48th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Dana Rohrabacher I 177,144 61.0%
Ron Varasteh 113,358 39.0%

49th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Darrell Issa I 159,725 58.2%
Jerry Tetalman 114,893 41.8%

50th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Duncan D. Hunter I 174,838 67.7%
David Secor 83,455 32.3%

51st District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Juan Vargas 113,934 71.5%
Michael Crimmins 45,464 28.5%

52nd District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Scott Peters 151,451 51.2%
Brian Bilbray I 144,459 48.8%

53rd District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Susan Davis I 164,825 61.4%
Nick Popaditch 103,482 38.6%

Ballot Questions

Descriptions from Ballotpedia.

Proposition 30 - Increase Education Tax

100% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
Yes 5,743,686 54.3%
No 4,830,193 45.7%

Proposition 31 - State Budget

100% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
No 5,981,670 60.7%
Yes 3,867,086 39.3%

Proposition 32 - Prohibits Contributions

100% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
No 5,853,441 56.3%
Yes 4,551,151 43.7%

Proposition 33 - Sets Auto Insurance Rates

100% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
No 5,605,377 54.7%
Yes 4,634,705 45.3%

Proposition 34 - Repeal Death Penalty

100% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
No 5,460,485 52.6%
Yes 4,928,004 47.4%

Proposition 35 - Human Trafficking Penalties

100% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
Yes 8,403,044 81.2%
No 1,945,506 18.8%

Proposition 36 - Revise Three Strikes Law

100% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
Yes 7,118,443 68.8%
No 3,224,925 31.2%

Proposition 37 - Label Genetic Foods

100% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
No 5,521,798 52.8%
Yes 4,944,810 47.2%

Proposition 38 - Increase Tax K-12

100% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
No 7,457,890 72.3%
Yes 2,855,247 27.7%

Proposition 39 - Clean Energy

100% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
Yes 6,112,059 60.4%
No 4,006,026 39.6%

Proposition 40 - Redistrict State Senate

100% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
Yes 7,022,876 72.1%
No 2,716,962 27.9%

Sources: State election boards, The Associated Press, Ballotpedia, National Conference of State Legislatures, The Sentencing Project, Brennan Center for Justice.

By Jay Boice, Aaron Bycoffe, Andrei Scheinkman, Adam Carlson and Matt Sledge.