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11/6/12 at 07:30 PM 0 Comments

Live Blog - 2012 Election Returns

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Welcome to CP's election night live blog. I'll be tracking the presidential race, congressional races and state ballot initiatives. So refresh the page for updates. At 7 P.M. Eastern Time, polling places started closing in the eastern states.

11:50

Obama is projected to win the presidential race. Current electoral vote count: Obama has 275 electoral votes and Mitt Romney has 203.

10:46

Current projections show Obama picks up New Mexico and Romney picking up Arizona. Current electoral counts: Obama with 163 electoral votes and Romney has 174 votes.

10:20

Currently projections show Obama with 157 electoral votes and Romney has 162 votes.

Projections show Romney winning Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Obama projected to win Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin and Washington D.C.

9:20

Obama wins in Pennsylvania. Electoral count: Obama 143 electoral votes and Romney has 154 votes.

9:10

Currently projections show Obama with 123 electoral votes and Romney has 154 votes.

Projections show Romney winning Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Obama projected to win Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington D.C.

8:53

The Associated Press is reporting that President Obama has a concession speech ready just in case he doesn't win.

8:39

Projections show Romney winning Arkansas. Electoral count: 88 votes Romney to 78 votes for Obama.

8:21

Projections show Tennessee voting for Romney and 82 electoral votes for Romney and Obama receiving 79 electoral votes.

8:12

Currently Obama has 79 electoral votes and Romney has 71 votes.

Projections show Romney winning Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina and West Virginia.

Obama projected to win Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington D.C.

Photo: Flickr/U.S. Embassy

7:56

Americans around the world are getting together for election parties. This picture is from our New Zealand embassy.

7:44

Projections now show South Carolina and West Virginia going to Romney. Fox News shows 33 electoral votes for Romney and 3 for President Obama.

7:30 P.M.

Exit polls show that Romney will win Kentucky and Indiana. Obama will carry Vermont.

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