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 2,827,621 50.7%
Romney-head Mitt Romney 2,661,407 47.7%
Others 91,794 1.6%
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About the Presidential Race
What to Watch

No Republican has ever won the White House without Ohio, which makes winning its 18 electoral votes all the more crucial for Mitt Romney. There is a fairly competitive Senate race, pitting Josh Mandel (R) against Sen. Sherrod Brown (D), and two interesting House races in the 6th and 16th congressional districts.

Voter Suppression

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted tried to restrict early voting on the last three days before Election Day, but was rebuffed by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Husted's announcement made the run-up to the election even more confusing, and the state's early voting centers saw long lines in the lead-up to Election Day.

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

Senate

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

House of Representatives

1st District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Steve Chabot I 201,907 57.7%
Jeff Sinnard 131,490 37.6%

2nd District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Brad Wenstrup 194,296 58.6%
William Smith 137,077 41.4%

3rd District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Joyce Beatty 201,897 68.3%
Chris Long 77,901 26.3%

4th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Jim Jordan I 182,643 58.4%
Jim Slone 114,214 36.5%

5th District

99% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Bob Latta I 201,514 57.3%
Angela Zimmann 137,806 39.2%

6th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Bill Johnson I 164,536 53.3%
Charlie Wilson 144,444 46.7%

7th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Bob Gibbs I 178,104 56.4%
Joyce Healy-Abrams 137,708 43.6%

8th District

Uncontested
Candidate
John Boehner I

9th District

96% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Marcy Kaptur I 217,771 73.0%
Samuel Wurzelbacher 68,668 23.0%

10th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Mike Turner I 208,201 59.5%
Sharen Swartz Neuhardt 131,097 37.5%

11th District

Uncontested
Candidate
Marcia Fudge I

12th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Pat Tiberi I 233,869 63.5%
Jim Reese 134,605 36.5%

13th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Tim Ryan I 235,492 72.8%
Marisha Agana 88,120 27.2%

14th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
David Joyce 183,657 54.0%
Dale Blanchard 131,637 38.7%

15th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Steve Stivers I 205,274 61.6%
Pat Lang 128,188 38.4%

16th District

100% reporting
Candidate Votes Pct.
Jim Renacci I 185,165 52.0%
Betty Sutton I 170,600 48.0%

Ballot Questions

Descriptions from Ballotpedia.

Issue 1 - Constitutional Convention

99% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
No 3,154,289 68.3%
Yes 1,464,289 31.7%

Issue 2 - Redistricting Commission

100% reporting
Option Votes Pct.
No 3,004,885 63.5%
Yes 1,729,394 36.5%

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.