Mitt Romney

  1. Jane Meagher makes last-minute campaign calls at the Republican headquarters and Romney field office in Longmont, Colo., at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday - 90 minutes before the polls closed in Colorado.
A Coloradan and Mitt Romney supporter, Jane Meagher volunteered for the Romney campaign until the last minutes of the 2012 election amidst uncertainty over the state’s outcome.
"I’m really not sure how Colorado will go," Meagher said at the Longmont Republicans headquarters Tuesday around 6:00 p.m., four hours before AP would project that Colorado’s majority supported Barack Obama.
"All you can do is just hope that it’s going to go our way."
Meagher attested to being one of the millions that crossed their 2008 party decision and voted for Romney.
"I have to tell you, I voted for Obama last time. I lived in Chicago, there was such a groundswell for Obama in Chicago. I believed in the hope and change."
The Longmont resident had never volunteered for a campaign before September, when she began talking to people about Romney and switching allegiance.
"I think that helped me, knocking on doors, to be able to say, ‘I voted for Obama last time.’ I don’t want to say that too loudly in here," she said in the snug headquarters. "I think people maybe trusted me that it’s not all in one camp always. I could say ‘I understand your indecision, because I was once an Obama fan.’"

    Jane Meagher makes last-minute campaign calls at the Republican headquarters and Romney field office in Longmont, Colo., at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday - 90 minutes before the polls closed in Colorado.

    A Coloradan and Mitt Romney supporter, Jane Meagher volunteered for the Romney campaign until the last minutes of the 2012 election amidst uncertainty over the state’s outcome.

    "I’m really not sure how Colorado will go," Meagher said at the Longmont Republicans headquarters Tuesday around 6:00 p.m., four hours before AP would project that Colorado’s majority supported Barack Obama.

    "All you can do is just hope that it’s going to go our way."

    Meagher attested to being one of the millions that crossed their 2008 party decision and voted for Romney.

    "I have to tell you, I voted for Obama last time. I lived in Chicago, there was such a groundswell for Obama in Chicago. I believed in the hope and change."

    The Longmont resident had never volunteered for a campaign before September, when she began talking to people about Romney and switching allegiance.

    "I think that helped me, knocking on doors, to be able to say, ‘I voted for Obama last time.’ I don’t want to say that too loudly in here," she said in the snug headquarters. "I think people maybe trusted me that it’s not all in one camp always. I could say ‘I understand your indecision, because I was once an Obama fan.’"

  2. Mitt Romney won 51 percent of the vote in North Carolina on Tuesday, but lost other key swing states to Barack Obama. 
While counties like Mecklenburg and Wilkes were blowouts for Obama and Romney respectively, many of the state’s counties saw much closer races. For example Romney won Dare County by only 26 votes.
Click here to explore an interactive that shows how North Carolina’s 100 counties voted.

    Mitt Romney won 51 percent of the vote in North Carolina on Tuesday, but lost other key swing states to Barack Obama. 

    While counties like Mecklenburg and Wilkes were blowouts for Obama and Romney respectively, many of the state’s counties saw much closer races. For example Romney won Dare County by only 26 votes.

    Click here to explore an interactive that shows how North Carolina’s 100 counties voted.

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  3. Video by the multimedia staff of The Daily Tar Heel

    At the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, College Republicans and Young Democrats gathered at local restaurants to watch the results of the 2012 presidential election.

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  4. All photos by Amber-Lynn Taber for the Commonwealth Times

    Even though Virginia wasn’t called in favor of President Barack Obama until after national media outlets began calling the election around midnight, students at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. took to the streets to celebrate Obama’s second term.

    The crowd marched in a small circle in the center of VCU’s campus with the cooperation of Richmond police, who blocked off traffic to allow the crowd to move safely. 

    Richmond and its surrounding counties (like Henrico, which The Post called one of the seven most important counties in the country to win) went to Obama, although Republican stronghold Chesterfield County went for Mitt Romney.

    Richmond city went overwhelmingly for Obama: the Virginia State Board of Elections reports that 77.03 percent of the vote there went for Obama while the remaining 21.4 percent went for Romney.

    commonwealthtimes.org »

  5. Romney supporters filled Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver to watch votes roll in Tuesday night, while Obama supporters took to Boulder Theater.

  6. Voters in Milwaukee are currently waiting up to two and a half hours to cast their ballots. With just a few hours until polls close, the ballots being cast in Wisconsin right now have the potential to decide the election.

    Voters in Milwaukee are currently waiting up to two and a half hours to cast their ballots. With just a few hours until polls close, the ballots being cast in Wisconsin right now have the potential to decide the election.

  7. Voting has been underway in Virginia since 6 a.m. this morning with minimal reports of major interruptions.

    In Eastern Henrico, at least three polling places reported power outages that disrupted voting, but Dominion Power restored power to all locations by 7:41 a.m.

    Newport News reported malfunctioning ballot counting machines at one polling location

    The 12 reported about the importance of Henrico County a few days ago.

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  8. The tiny village of Dixville Notch, N.H. is one of a select few places where voters get to cast their ballot at the stroke of midnight on election day.  This year, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tied among the village’s voters, with a count of five votes for each candidate.

    In 2008, Barack Obama carried Dixville Notch, defeating John McCain in a comparably huge voter turnout, 15 votes to six.

  9. The Post  profiled canvassing efforts in Henrico County, Va. in the final days of the presidential campaign.

    Virginia went blue for the first time since 1964 in 2008, with Henrico being one of the key players in that change. In 2008, President Obama beat John McCain there: Obama got 56 percent of the votes while McCain took 44 percent of the vote.

    Washington Post »

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