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Election Live Blog – Part 3 – Obama Wins

Democrats have now secured enough Senate seats to hold onto the majority in that chamber while Republicans have been projected to keep control of the House. The Presidential race still hasn’t been called yet but it is looking very bleak for Mitt Romney at the moment.

10:27 pm РIt is still early but marriage equality is doing well in both Maryland and Maine. In Maryland with 30 percent reporting the same-sex marriage referendum is leading  59.7% yes to 40.3% no. In Maine, with 16 percent reporting, same-sex marriage is up 55% yes to 45% no.

10:49 pm – CNN is projecting that Obama will carry Minnesota and Romney will carry Arizona.

10:55 pm – NPR has called North Carolina for Mitt Romney.

11:00 pm – Polls are now closed on the West Coast.

11:02 pm – Democrats are having a very good night in the Senate. Democrat Tim Kaine has won the open senate seat in Virginia.

11:04 pm – CNN projects that Obama will win Wisconsin.

11:11 pm – The first true swing state has been called for Obama. CNN projects that Obama will take Iowa.

11:12 pm – NBC projects that Obama wins Ohio. That puts him over 270. Obama wins another term.

11:20 pm – The no change election. The net result of this election is that there will be almost no change in our federal government. Obama remains president, Republican retain solid control of the House and Democrats have a majority in the Senate.

11:30 pm – Marriage equality has been approved in Maryland according to the AP.

11:36 pm – Huge News. Colorado has legalize marijuana. Amendment 64 is projected to be approved.

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Jon Walker

Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at