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Ohio Election Results 2012

President Barack Obama won Ohio, and the presidency, according to NBC News and the Associated Press.

President Barack Obama has won Ohio and reclaimed the presidency of the United States.

Obama narrowly won the popular vote over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, and claimed enough Electoral College votes to win a second term in the White House.

And in the heated and expensive race for one of Ohio's U.S. Senate seats, Sen. Sherrod Brown has defeated GOP challenger Josh Mandel to reclaim his U.S. Senate seat, according to projections from NBC News and the Associated Press.

"Today in Ohio, in the middle of America, the middle class won," Brown said in a prepared statement.

LIVE 2012 ELECTION RESULTS

RESULTS UPDATED AT 1 A.M. NOV. 7, 96% Precincts Reporting

     Race       Democratic Candidates Results Republican Candidates Results U.S. President

Obama-Biden

2,650,468
Romney-Ryan 2,545,630





U.S. Senate

Sherrod Brown

2,600,323
Josh Mandel
2,327,539





U.S. Congress District 16

Betty Sutton

161,962
Jim Renacci
177,583





U.S. Congress District 9
Marcy Kaptur 204,366
Samuel J. Wurzelbacher 66,104





U.S. Congress District 14
Dale Virgil Blanchard 126,006
David P. Joyce 178,042





U.S. Congress District 11
Marcia Fudge
240,341
NONE

 



 U.S. Congress District 13
Tim Ryan
226,948
Marisha Agana
86,190





U.S. Congress District 4
Jim Slone
109,527
Jim Jordan
178,712
 



U.S. Congress District 7 Joyce Healy-Abrams 131,445
Bob Gibbs 171,973

STATE BALLOT ISSUES

BALLOT ITEM
YES  
NO
Issue 1
1,438,105

3,096,039
 


Issue 2
1,692,412

2,953,648

Ohio may be the most important state in today's presidential election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The decision made by Ohio voters will likely chart the future of the United States for the next four years.

Stay with Patch all day as we update this article with news and information from the polls and live election results after 9 p.m.

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Patch Poll: And the winner is...

So who is going to win Ohio? A Patch survey of Democratic and Republican influencers in Northeast Ohio show that while survey respondents in each party think their candidate has a better shot to win the state, Democrats appear to be more confident in Obama than Republicans are in Romney.

Influencers submitted their survey answers between Oct. 31 and Nov. 5. The survey was answered by 23 Democrats and 32 Republicans. The poll is part of Patch's Red/Blue Northeast Ohio.

Democrats believe Obama has run a better campaign -- both on the ground and across the airwaves -- than Romney. Of the 23 respondents, only one believes Romney will defeat Obama.

"President Obama has been a steady leader and deserved another term to finish what he started," one Democrat responded.

GOP influencers surveyed offer a different perspective. They say Romney ran the better campaign and that he will win Ohio. But Republicans aren't as confident: Of the 30 who answered the question, 24 believe Romney will win and six say Obama will claim victory in the Buckeye State.

Still, Republicans believe conservatives will come out and vote.

"At this stage voter turnout is critical and Republicans are very motivated to vote this year," wrote a GOP survey respondent.

Both Republicans and Democrats agree on one thing: They will be glad when it's over.

"Glad to see it come to an end!" wrote a Republican.

"A welcome end to a daily example of the worst of us," said a Democrat.

Ohio: The Ultimate Swing State

Ohio has earned its reputation as a swing state that decides presidential elections, and has picked the winner since at least 1988, selecting both Republicans and Democrats.

In 2008, Ohio voted Democratic with more than 2,940,044 voters casting ballots for the Obama-Biden team. Republicans John McCain and Sarah Palin earned 2,677,820 votes. According to statistics collected by the Ohio Secretary of the State's office, voter turnout tallied about 70 percent in 2008.

Before that, Ohio went to George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, and Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996. George H.W. Bush was Ohio's pick in 1988.

Ed Fisher November 11, 2012 at 06:12 PM
get a life
phil blackmore November 11, 2012 at 06:46 PM
I just LOVE this PC term "homophobic" that Shripathi Kamath used. Cracks me up every time. When a conservative (or anyone for that matter) does not agree with the homosexual agenda they are suddenly phobic and intolerant. Phobic btw indicates a fear of something. The only thing I am phobic of is this idiot president is going to allow homosexual marriages to be law (just like killing babies). AllI have to say if that happens, is remember 2 places called Sodom and Gomorrah. Where are they today? GONE OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH. So be careful what you wish for you might get it.Bottom line on this one issue here...if you do not believe in the Bible as the true and perfect never changing word of God who created all things then this is a non issue here because at that point we are on different morality levels which is why the media creamed Sarah Palin. She attends church on a regular basis and is immediately cast in the media as a demon. This intolerance crap just really gets me laughing to tears. You call anyone who is against what you believe intolerant yet you are intolerant of my intolerance, so you are no better than me. Do I think we should mistreat homosexuals? NO! They need to be treated with the same respect as you and me. Should they have the same marriage exemptions as heterosexual marriages? No. Marriage has already been defined as man and woman, but again if you are not a believer in what the Bible teaches there is no point discussing the matter.
Johnny B November 11, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Keep listening to old pill-popper Limbaugh and cluster FOX.
Johnny B November 11, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Get your nose out of pill-popper Limbaugh's you know what. Maybe you believe Karl Rove's gripe about Dem voter suppression too. Your foolish staement makes me think you're too young to know any better.
Keith Best November 13, 2012 at 01:44 PM
The uncertainty of the election was holding back employers. They were poised to start hiring with the election of Romney/ Ryan. Now that Obamabots have ended that hope, employers will be laying back because of Obamacare and higher taxes on small business owners. Many are laying off people.You Obamabots have no idea what you have done. Who is John Galt?

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