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#Swing States

From TheJournal.ie Minorities, causes and Nate Silver witchcraft: US election 2012 in numbers In Numbers

Minorities, causes and Nate Silver witchcraft: US election 2012 in numbers

121,366,971 people went to the polls on Tuesday. How did they vote – and which candidates did better with certain groups?

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama wins second term as US President Four More Years

Barack Obama wins second term as US President

The Democratic incumbent fends off the challenge of Mitt Romney to clinch Ohio – and four more years in the White House.

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama re-elected as US President: as it happened Liveblog

Barack Obama re-elected as US President: as it happened

Barack Obama will serve four more years as the President of the United States. Here’s how it all unfolded.

From TheJournal.ie Obama holds slender lead as Florida heads down to the wire Swing States

Obama holds slender lead as Florida heads down to the wire

With over 7.4 million votes counted – around 84% of the total – Barack Obama leads by only a few thousand votes.

From TheJournal.ie Queues mean final Virginia, Florida results could be delayed by hours Swing States

Queues mean final Virginia, Florida results could be delayed by hours

Mitt Romney’s hopes are likely to hinge on Virginia – but long queues and state law means the result could be a late one.

From TheJournal.ie Ohio and Florida exit polls appear to favour Obama Swing States

Ohio and Florida exit polls appear to favour Obama

The incumbent appears to have the upper hand according to the first polls from the Buckeye State, which will be crucial.

From TheJournal.ie So what happens if the Electoral College is a tie? Electoral College

So what happens if the Electoral College is a tie?

It probably won’t happen, but the result could be 269-269. So what happens if there’s a deadlock?

From TheJournal.ie The final countdown: Obama and Romney in last push for votes US 2012

The final countdown: Obama and Romney in last push for votes

The candidates are criss-crossing the key battleground states with just hours to go before the US decides on Obama or Romney.

From TheJournal.ie 'Cliffhanger' US election awaits as debates wrap up Usa 2012

'Cliffhanger' US election awaits as debates wrap up

All eyes on the swing states.