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Live Blog: The U.S. Presidential Election

November 06, 2012

One last pitch
One last pitch

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07:29
November 07, 2012
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U.S. President Barack Obama speaking at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago.

U.S. President Barack Obama
U.S. President Barack Obama

"Tonight in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come."
 
07:28
November 07, 2012
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Vladyslav Lukyanov.
Vladyslav Lukyanov.

Party of Regions MP Vladyslav Lukyanov, speaking to RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service: 

"America, having voted for Obama, chose stability and the way of evolutionary improvement. Romney, as we can see, conceded victory to his opponent. America understands that it needs strong government in order to solve its problems. Unfortunately, in Ukraine we witness a different situation. The peaceful end of the election campaign and the clear signals for the society is a positive example for Ukraine, in which direction it should move. 

 
06:55
November 07, 2012
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Celebrations And Disappointment As Obama Wins Re-election

  • People celebrate in front of the White House in Washington after television networks announced the reelection of U.S. President Barack Obama.
  • The Democratic Party faithful watch election-night coverage in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Obama supporters celebrate in his hometown of Chicago after CNN projected victory for the incumbent president.
  • Obama supporter Ajay Narayan cheers during a Democratic election-night party at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada as a TV network announces results.
  • Mitt Romney supporters react to the election results outside the former Massachusetts governor's presidential-campaign headquarters in Boston.
  • Romney supporters react to news of Obama's victory at an election-night party in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Keesha Patterson (left) of Ft. Washington, Maryland, proposes marriage to her girlfriend Rowan Ha during an election-night rally at Obama's campaign headquarters in Chicago. Obama has expressed support for the legalization of same-sex marriage.
  • People watch results roll in at Times Square in New York City.
  • Obama supporters celebrate in front of the White House in Washington.
  • Obama supporters celebrate at the Harlem State Office building in New York.
  • A supporter waits for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to deliver his concession speech in Boston.
  • Obama supporters celebrate in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivers his concession speech to supporters attending his election-night rally in Boston.
  • President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama embrace Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden in Chicago moments after the television networks called the election in their favor.
  • President Barack Obama hugs his daughters, Malia and Sasha, as First Lady Michelle Obama looks on during his election night victory rally in Chicago.
06:38
November 07, 2012
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06:07
November 07, 2012
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Republican Party presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaking  at his campaign site at a convention center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

"I have just called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory. His supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. I wish all of them well, but particularly the president, the first lady, and their daughters. This is a time of great challenges for America and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation."

05:57
November 07, 2012
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05:39
November 07, 2012
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Meanwhile in Russia...

05:36
November 07, 2012
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The Atlantic reports: "Via @BarackObama, the Most Popular Tweet of All Time"  
05:31
November 07, 2012
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November 07, 2012
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