Presidential Election
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America goes to the polls

President Obama and the first family take the stage. (Olivier Douliery / Abaca Press)
President Obama delivers his victory speech at McCormick Place in Chicago after being reelected to a second term.  (Scott Olson / Getty Images)
President Obama and his family arrive onstage after his victory in the 2012 presidential election. (Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images)
GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney and wife Ann wave to supporters at the Boston Convention Center. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Michelle Zielinski, center, hugs Jared Goudsmit after President Obama is projected to win during an election watch party at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Mo.  (David Eulitt / Kansas City Star)
The crowd reacts at the Boston Convention Center when Fox News calls the race for President Obama. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Dozens of people celebrate at Tollivers Barber Shop in Los Angeles as it is announced that President Obama won the state of Ohio, paving the way for him to beat Mitt Romney in the election.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Vivian Leon, left, embraces daughter Ashley Lomelin upon hearing that President Obama won reelection.  (Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Supporters of President Obama react to election returns at a party sponsored by the Democratic Party of Georgia. (Erik S. Lesser / European Pressphoto Agency)
Supporters of President Obama cheer during an election watch party at McCormick Place in Chicago after networks project Obama’s victory. (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)
Classical studies major Omar Dyette, front right, mans a table outside the polls on the campus of Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. (Mark Duncan / Associated Press)
People wait in line to cast their vote at a polling site in Wichita, Kan. (Larry W. Smith / EPA)
United Auto Workers retiree Jackie Smith listens during a rally on election day at the UAW Region 1 technical training center in Warren, Mich. (Paul Sancya / Associated Press)
Judge Roy Moore rides his horse with wife Kayla and friends back home after they voted in Gallant, Ala. Moore is running for reelection to be chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. (Butch Dill / Associated Press)
Children from Kingdom Kids Child Development Center march past a polling station to get out the vote at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C.  (Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images)
Workers prepare for an election night watch party for President Obama at McCormick Place in Chicago. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images)
A teleprompter is adjusted on a stage at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for Mitt Romney election night watch. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)
A woman uses a sticker on her motorized wheelchair to make her pro-Obama statement in rainy St. Petersburg, Fla. (Edward Linsmier / Getty Images)
Election Inspector Jim Nodorft unfurls the American flag to hang it outside the Smelser Town hall before polls open at 7 a.m. in Georgetown, Wis. (Mark Hirsch / Getty Images)
Election workers help a voter, right, finalize his affidavit ballot at a consolidated polling station for residents of the Rockaways on Election Day in the Queens borough of New York. (Jason DeCrow / Associated Press)
Nina Bush reacts as she finishes voting at a polling site at Toledo Police Museum in Ohio. (Jeff Kowalsky / EPA)
People queue to cast their ballots at a polling station in Washington, DC. (Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty Images)
People wait in an estimated two-hour long line, that goes down the street and around the block, to vote at a polling site in Arlington, VA. (Michael Reynolds / EPA)
A polling station at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. is ready for voters. (Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images)
Robert Ceska, third from left, and Meagan Lewis look over a sample ballot just after dawn as people line up at the County Polling House in Crawfordville, Fla.  (Mark Wallheiser / Getty Images)
A line forms at East Elementary School as an election worker helps a voter early Tuesday in Long Beach, N.Y., one of several voting locations created as a result of super storm Sandy.  (Jay LaPrete / Associated Press)
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, gets a lot of attention as he casts his ballot. (Mehdi Taamallah / AFP / Getty Images)
The hands of Sam Martin show off the sticker he received after voting early last week. Martin gathered with others on election day for breakfast in the Nutcracker Restaurant, a 1950s style diner in Pataskala, Ohio.  (Whitney Curtis / Associated Presss)
Voters wait in line outside a polling station in Chicago. (Daniel Acker / Bloomberg)
Carol, left, and Amon Burton place signs on Lamar Boulevard before polls open in Austin, Texas. (Tamir Kalifa / Associated Press)