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When Do We Find Out Who Won the Presidential Election 2012?

Minnesota's voting continues until 8 p.m. Central, but some polls in the East close two hours earlier and could give first clues as to whether Obama or Romney will win.

UPDATE (10:15 p.m.): PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS WON A SECOND TERM. National news networks projected Obama has been re-elected after projecting he won Ohio.

How soon will we get results from the presidential election?

Voters in Fridley and across Minnesota have until 8 p.m. to be in line at polling places to cast their Election 2012 ballots. But voting in other key states ends as long as two hours earlier.

Exit polling from the East Coast could provide an early indication of whether President Obama or Mitt Romney will win the White House.

The most-key state likely to have the earliest results is Virginia, where polls close when clocks strike 6 p.m. in Minnesotal. 

Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls.

Nevada and Iowa, which could be pivotal swing states, close voting at 9 p.m. 

Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.

Michelle Curran November 07, 2012 at 04:50 AM
Nneka... Nneka... Nneka... You should check your facts, sweetie. Under Romney's official page -oh and he has said this himself- he is against abortion EXCEPT in cases of rape, incest, and harm of the mother. Amen.
Michelle Curran November 07, 2012 at 04:57 AM
Kay Elisa.. do you know that negatively judging Romney just for the fact he's brought up on money is the same as negatively judging someone without money? Its stereotypical. Honey, I've met my fair share of shallow, mindless people. And they all have come from every type of class. And just because your wealthy doesn't mean you have no idea what the rest of society is like.
Shellie November 07, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Bush did not hold a gun to Obama's head and force him to almost double our national debt. Obama did end the war in Iraq. He kept his promise of getting those soldiers out of there, but where do you think they went? Home? Think again, he turned them right around and sent them to Afghanistan where the war still rages on and soldiers are still dying everyday. That's where my husband is right now and it isn't pretty over there. So don't think since there is no war in Iraq then there is peace in the world. I have been a military wife for 19 years. Do not "Bless our soldiers" when it is obviously insincere. You don't have a clue what that man has done to not only the military but their families as well. I know! I have been living it!! If you think HE caught Bin Laden you are sorely mistaken. Navy Seals caught Bin Laden. The same Navy Seals that he allowed to be murdered just a few months ago. Now that Obama is going to be president for the next 4 years, you have proven that you DON'T care about America's future let alone our Fine Military and their families. Give me a break about Obama inheriting a mess. Enough is Enough. When is it time that Obama takes responsibility for his mistakes and stops blaming everybody else. A real man would own up!!
Rob ap November 07, 2012 at 04:51 PM
look what happened last time we have a president that came from money. war an economical disaster. easy to judge 1 man that had to fix another presidents problem. we don't need another presidents thats going to give up on the American people. good luck Obama
Asmara November 07, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Don't say things to people like "learn how to speak before you comment" that is very rude, maybe he isn't an American and doesn't know English very well... That is really ignorant.

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