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5:37pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Election 2012

Polls Closed In Virginia, But Race Too Close To Call

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 6:08 pm

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From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Lynn Neary. And the results are starting to come in. At this hour, polls in six states have closed. That includes the all-important swing state of Virginia. It's the only state in the bunch that is too close to call. In South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and Indiana, NPR projects that Mitt Romney will win. And in Vermont, the NPR projection is a win for President Obama. No surprises there.

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4:44pm

Tue November 6, 2012
It's All Politics

Planning For A Win: Presidential Cabinet Picks

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 6:21 pm

Jacob Lew, 57, is Obama's current chief of staff and his former budget director. He's a potential pick for Treasury secretary.
Carolyn Kaster AP

The election of a president brings high hopes for political supporters who could be appointed as potential Cabinet members. Already, there are a number of possibilities floating as picks of either President Obama or his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.

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3:59pm

Tue November 6, 2012
It's All Politics

Battleground States Carry Obama To Second Term

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 4:58 am

President Obama walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia to deliver his victory speech on election night in Chicago.
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Americans elected Barack Obama to a second term Tuesday, with the president capturing or on the verge of winning all of the key states that had been at the center of his hard-fought campaign against Republican Mitt Romney.

"Whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you," Obama said early Wednesday at a speech before thousands of supporters in Chicago. "I have learned from you. And you've made me a better president.

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3:02pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Politics

Live Blog Recap & Results: Election Night 2012

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama embrace Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden moments after the television networks called the election in their favor, while watching election returns at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
Pete Souza White House

Mitt Romney has conceded the election and President Obama has been re-elected. In Colorado, another ballot issue of national attention, Amendment 64, has passed.

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2:58pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Politics

Live Blog: Battleground

Originally published on Wed January 8, 2014 12:11 pm

**Refresh this page often for the latest updates.**

A quick head's up on what this is. The Battleground is an aggregation of NPR member stations' content produced during election night. It's curated by the staff at NPR Digital Services, including Eric Athas, Teresa Gorman, Will Snyder, Kim Perry and Erin Teare Martin. The list of participating stations and states is posted at the bottom.

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