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UPDATED: Obama Wins New York, Second Term

Multiple news organizations call the race for President Barack Obama.

Barack Obama will win New York’s 29 electoral votes on Tuesday, as well as four more years in the White House, multiple news organizations are reporting.

The president's victory was all but sealed with wins in key battleground states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Minnesota, with Florida leaning towards the president as well Tuesday evening.

NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you."

The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy.

The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges from both candidates. After a weak performance after the Republican Convention, Romney surged following Obama’s listless performance after the first presidential debate. Nevertheless, the president cemented a lead in battleground states heading into Tuesday’s election.

In the 2008 presidential election, New York voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times.

Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in New York. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections.

While the crushing blow Hurricane Sandy dealt the New York Metro region had some worried about turnout, across the region locals did what they could to get out to vote, though thousands still remain without power and a gas shortage continues.

The local turmoil did lead to long lines at the polls from hard-hit areas such as Long Beach to White Plains farther upstate.

Pam Robinson November 15, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Heron, go to your profile page and under "more stuff" click on "following" from there go to "stop following" on the story you want to be removed from further notices.
Aidan November 15, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Even I can't take it anymore ... and I'm legally warped!
Follow the Money November 15, 2012 at 04:03 AM
Gruber and Nyack - still posting all day long, sad, very sad. I know a good doctor for you folks that will cure you of this. My advice, free of charge, take two asprins and turn your computer off.
dita von struedel van trappyodel November 15, 2012 at 04:35 AM
Yeah Gruber and Nyack. You have nothing better to do than hurl your hate and slime towards good people who have beliefs and value systems different than yours. You guys are the real haters...just like the talking heads of MSNBC.. Ed Shultz, Rachel Maddog ( she has a neck that looks like a Jets lineman, please cover it up! and Chris Matthews who was praising god for sending Sandy to tilt the election to Obama. Instead of debating the issues on their merit you only spew your lies and hate. You are typical Obama supporters.
Rick Hoyt November 15, 2012 at 08:00 AM
Whether You Voted For Puppet A - Obama Or Puppet B - Romney - There Is NO Difference.I Voted For Real Choice - Gary Johnson, Sorry Ron Paul - Didn't Run On The Libertarian Ticket, Here's His Farewell Address - VERY Interesting - Please Read - http://news.yahoo.com/ron-paul-departs-constitution-failed-230217615--abc-news-politics.html;_ylt=AjefvOJhMWanTktLHTvWjmqs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTUyNTVnOTk3BGNjb2RlA2dtcHRvcDEwMDBwb29sd2lraXVwcmVzdARtaXQDTmV3cyBGb3IgWW91IDUgU3RvcmllcwRwa2cDMGE2ZjUzMWItNzdjYy0zZWNiLTk5ZjUtMDQwNGExNzE2NTRmBHBvcwMyBHNlYwNuZXdzX2Zvcl95b3UEdmVyA2I5N2VmZmZjLTJlZGItMTFlMi05Y2I3LTNjZDkyYmZmMjAxNg--;_ylg=X3oDMTFpNzk0NjhtBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3 The Citizenry is To blame For The Mess - We Keep Re-electing Them Wake-Up

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