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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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 4,237,756 50.0%
Romney-head Mitt Romney 4,163,447 49.1%
Others 72,976 0.9%
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About the Presidential Race
What to Watch

Florida, the largest battleground state in the country, is a must-win for Mitt Romney. President Obama carried the Sunshine State in 2008, but his brand has been damaged there since then. The Senate race between Sen. Bill Nelson (D) and Rep. Connie Mack (R), and House races in the 2nd, 10th, 18th, 22nd and 26th districts, are worth watching.

Voter Suppression

A stunning 23 percent of African Americans, the highest figure in the nation, cannot vote due to laws on felon disenfranchisement in Florida. Gov. Rick Scott (R) has made it harder for ex-felons to restore their eligibility and in 2011 signed a law cutting early voting days nearly in half. The result has been chaos during early voting in places like Miami-Dade County, where people have waited in line for as many as eight hours. Florida also has a photo ID law.

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.
Bill Nelson I 4,523,451 55.2%
Connie Mack 3,458,267 42.2%

House of Representatives

1st District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Jeff Miller I 238,440 69.6%
Jim Bryan 92,961 27.1%

2nd District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Steve Southerland I 175,856 52.7%
Al Lawson 157,634 47.3%

3rd District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Ted Yoho 204,331 64.7%
Jacques Gaillot 102,468 32.5%

4th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Ander Crenshaw I 239,988 76.1%
Jim Klauder 75,236 23.9%

5th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Corrine Brown I 190,472 70.8%
LeAnne Kolb 70,700 26.3%

6th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Ron DeSantis 195,962 57.2%
Heather Beaven 146,489 42.8%

7th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
John Mica I 185,518 58.7%
Jason Kendall 130,479 41.3%

8th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Bill Posey I 205,432 58.9%
Shannon Roberts 130,870 37.5%

9th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Alan Grayson 164,891 62.5%
Todd Long 98,856 37.5%

10th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Daniel Webster I 164,649 51.7%
Val Demings 153,574 48.3%

11th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Richard Nugent I 218,360 64.5%
David Werder 120,303 35.5%

12th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Gus Bilirakis I 209,604 63.5%
Jonathan Snow 108,770 32.9%

13th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Bill Young I 189,605 57.6%
Jessica Ehrlich 139,742 42.4%

14th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Kathy Castor I 197,121 70.2%
Evelio Otero 83,480 29.8%

15th District

Uncontested
Candidate
Dennis Ross I

16th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Vern Buchanan I 187,147 53.6%
Keith Fitzgerald 161,929 46.4%

17th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Tom Rooney I 165,488 58.6%
William Bronson 116,766 41.4%

18th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Patrick Murphy 166,257 50.3%
Allen West I 164,353 49.7%

19th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Trey Radel 189,833 62.0%
Jim Roach 109,746 35.8%

20th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Alcee Hastings I 214,727 87.9%
Randall Terry 29,553 12.1%

21st District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Ted Deutch I 221,263 77.8%
Michael Trout 37,776 13.3%

22nd District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Lois Frankel 171,021 54.6%
Adam Hasner 142,050 45.4%

23rd District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz I 174,205 63.2%
Karen Harrington 98,096 35.6%

24th District

Uncontested
Candidate
Frederica Wilson I

25th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Mario Diaz-Balart I 151,466 75.6%
Stanley Blumenthal 31,664 15.8%

26th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Joe Garcia 135,694 53.6%
David Rivera I 108,820 43.0%

27th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen I 138,488 60.2%
Manny Yevancey 85,020 36.9%

Ballot Questions

Descriptions from Ballotpedia.

Amendment 1 - No Mandatory Health Coverage

100% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
No 3,856,307 51.5%
Yes 3,632,276 48.5%

Amendment 2 - Veteran Tax Relief

99% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
Yes 4,907,704 63.3%
No 2,850,794 36.7%

Amendment 3 - State Revenue Limit

99% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
No 4,346,703 57.6%
Yes 3,204,617 42.4%

Amendment 4 - Property Tax Limit

99% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
No 4,268,535 56.8%
Yes 3,244,367 43.2%

Amendment 5 - State Courts

99% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
No 4,654,188 63.0%
Yes 2,728,190 37.0%

Amendment 6 - Abortion Funds

100% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
No 4,307,973 55.1%
Yes 3,511,326 44.9%

Amendment 8 - Religious School Funding

100% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
No 4,286,139 55.5%
Yes 3,440,937 44.5%

Amendment 9 - Vet Spouse Tax Relief

99% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
Yes 4,747,930 61.7%
No 2,950,014 38.3%

Amendment 10 - Property Tax Exemption

99% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
No 4,113,421 54.5%
Yes 3,433,117 45.5%

Amendment 11 - Senior Tax Relief

99% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
Yes 4,718,155 61.3%
No 2,984,221 38.7%

Amendment 12 - State Univ Student Rep

99% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
No 4,306,047 58.5%
Yes 3,060,669 41.5%

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.