LIVE BLOG: 2012 Election

George Mason University Hall (Photo By Dakota Cunningham)
George Mason University Hall (Photo By Dakota Cunningham)

This live blog will cover the 2012 election on campus.

11:46 p.m.: CNN is reporting that Obama has won reelection.

11:18 p.m.: Media is projecting that President Obama has won reelection.

11:07 p.m.: With 88.91 percent of precincts reporting in Va, Romney is leading at 49.33 percent. Obama has 49.07 percent.

10:55 p.m.: Republican senate candidate has conceded to Democratic senate candidate Tim Kaine. 

10: 47 p.m.: Florida is still close: President Obama with 50% of the vote and Governor Mitt Romney with 49% of the vote with 89% of the vote in. 

10: 45 p.m.: 15 minutes until the West Coast of the United States' polls close.

10: 41 p.m.: Connect2Mason is ready to announce that George Mason University's precinct at University Hall has gone towards President Barack Obama. This according to results from the Virginia Board of Elections. 

Out of the 1,598 votes cast 1,187 votes were cast towards President Obama. 354 votes were cast for Govenor Romney.

10: 31 p.m.: The state of Minnesota has just been decided towards President Obama. In battleground news, at this point, if Obama were to win Florida, the election would be over and Obama would win relection, according to CBS news. 

The state of N. Carolina is also predicted to be a  nail-bitter. 

10: 19 p.m.: CBS is reporting the following: Tim Kaine is projected to win Va's senatorial election. President Obama has just gained a lead in both Ohio and Florida.

Florida: Obama 50% Romney 49%
Ohio: Obama 51% Romney 48%

However, these election results are still significantly close. 

10:15 p.m.: CBS has placed the state of Iowa in President Obama's column for winning the state. 

10:07 p.m.: According to NPR's member station WAMU 88.5, "Election officials in Virginia say those in line when polls closed may have to wait until as late as 11pm to vote. That's according to Nikki Sheridan with the Virginia State Board of Election."

10:02 p.m.: Utah and Montana have just been called by CBS news, as projected wins for Governor Mitt Romney. 

9:57p.m.: CBS news is reporting that the senate race between George Allen and Tim Kaine is in a virtual dead heat. Each candidate, holds 50% of the current votes tailed.

9:53 p.m.: NPR's member station for the Northern Va, D.C., and parts of Maryland, WAMU 88.5,  is reporting that there are still lines for voting in Prince WIlliam County. There are also many county's in the state of Va that have not sent in any returns. 

9: 47 p.m.: New Hampshire and Wisconsin, two battleground states have gone to President Obama. However, Ohio, Florida, and Virginia are still being awaited. The race is still too close to call. 

9:42 p.m.: CBS, NPR, and CNN have just announced that the highly contested race in Massachusettes between Elizabeth Warren (D.) and Scott Brown (R.), has been won by Elizabeth Warren.

9:39 p.m.:The battleground state of Florida, currently has 82% of the vote in. President Obama holds 50% of the vote, while Governor Mitt Romney holds 49% of the vote. With the high voter results in, it is likely that Mason nation will be staying up late waiting for Florida's final results as the race is very close.  

9:36 p.m.: Out of all the categories that voter's were most concerned about, not surprisingly the econmy has been the biggest concern for voter's who entered the polls today. 

9:34 p.m.: With 51% of the vote in Va, Mitt Romney is winning with 53%, according to CBS news.

9:33 p.m.: President Obama has just won the state of New Hampshire which now marks President Obama as having 157 electoral votes, according to CBS.

9:32 p.m.: CBS is reporting that both candiates are tied with 153 total eletoral college votes.

9:30 p.m.: Pennsylvannia, Wisconsin, and Michigan are going to Obama according to CBS. However, CBS is saying that none of the battleground states are available with enough to predict a win for either candidate.

9:27 p.m.: CNN's results for Va currently are as follows: Mitt Romney 51% and Barack Obama with 47%. These results are with 46% of the vote in. Va holds 13 electoral college votes.

9:22 p.m.: With 45% of the votes in, CNN's current results for the Va Senate Race are as follows: George Allen 51% and Tim Kaine with 49%. 

9:16 p.m.: CBS has just announced that President Obama has won the state of Pennsylvannia. 

9:15 p.m.: The Associated Press is predicting the same U.S. House Representatives results as CBS. According to AP, Democrats currently will control 38 seats, while Republicans will hold 73 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, well over the majorty needed to secure seats. 

9:14 p.m.: CBS is prepared to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives will stay under Republican contorl with a democratic majority. 

9: 12 p.m.: CBS's Scott Pelley predicts that the nation will be, once again, awaiting results from Flordia to determine tonight's winner.

9:10 p.m. Current results from Va from CBS: 53% Mitt Romney and 43% for Obama.

9:02 p.m.: With zero perecent of the votes In, Polls in New York and Michigan are projected to go for President Obama.

9:00 p.m.: CNN is reporting that Obama has 64 percent of the electoral votes, against Romney's 82 electoral votes. Out of all the votes that are in, 48% have voted for President Obama, while 51% have voted for Govenor Mitt Romney. However, with projections coming in only since 8 p.m., the election is not over yet. There are still many of votes yet to be talied. 

8: 48 p.m.: The battleground state of Ohio is still undecided, however 22% of the votes are in. Obama is leading with 57%,while Govenor Mitt Romney holds 41%. 

8: 45 p.m.:  With 32% of the vote in Va, Govenor Mitt Romney is leading with 55% of the total vote in. President Obama holds 44%.

8:24 p.m.: Up-dates on the swing states

Ohio: Obama 59%, Romney 40%; 20% of votes

Florida: Romney 50%, Obama 49%; 51% of votes

Virginia: Romney 57%, Obama 42%; 22% of votes

Current definite wins for the candidates:

Romney: KY, WV, SC, GA, OK

Obama: ME, VT, NH, CT, MA, RI, DE, MD, DC

7:57 p.m.: While you wait for the polls look at this. Published this Sunday, the New York Times provides an interactive map of paths that each candidate can take to the White House. This includes states that candidates need to win in order to secure the White House. 

7:51 p.m.: With few results in, Governor Mitt Romney is leading with 33 Electoral Votes against President Obama's 3 votes, according to CNN reports. In order to win the White House, either candidate must get a total of 270 votes within the electoral college. 

7:39 p.m.: As of 7:39 p.m., has Governor Romney leading President Obama 59% to 40% in Virginia and George Allen leading Tim Kaine 59% to 41%.

6:38 p.m.: Photos from throughout the day are available in the below slideshow.

masonVotes - slide show

6:03 p.m.: As of 5:50 p.m. 1,454 people had voted in University Hall. The polling place temporarily ran out of paper ballots, stalling the voting process, but are expecting more ballots soon. Less than one hour until the polls close.

3:37 p.m.: As of 3:25 p.m., 1,175 people have voted at University Hall.

12:26 p.m.: 

Members of "Vote Mob" are encouraging students to go out and vote. 

12:00 p.m.: As of 12:00 p.m., 715 people have voted at the University Hall precinct. 

10:30 a.m.: As of 10 a.m., over 500 people have voted at the University Hall precinct.

9:40 a.m. Note: If you try to vote at University Hall and find out it is not your polling place, you can ask for a provisional ballot.

9:15 a.m. Conect2Mason and Mason Votes are outside University Hall all day taking exit polls. Check back here for live updates and results!



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