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Democratic supporters April Ortiz, right, hugs Renee Ortiz, (Credit: Newsday/ Thomas A. Ferrara)

Democratic supporters April Ortiz, right, hugs Renee Ortiz, left, as they celebrate the announcement that President Barack Obama won Re-election in Islandia. (Nov. 6, 2012)

LIers react to election results

Long Islanders cast their votes on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012.

Republican Andrew R. Garbarino speaks to his supporters
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Republican Andrew R. Garbarino speaks to his supporters at Suffolk Republican headquarters in Patchogue after winning the race for New York State assemblyman from the 7th district. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Republican Philip Boyle, center, thanks his supporters at
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Republican Philip Boyle, center, thanks his supporters at Suffolk Republican headquarters in Patchogue after winning the seat in New York State senate from the 4th district. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Republican Lee Zeldin thanks his supporters at Suffolk
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Republican Lee Zeldin thanks his supporters at Suffolk headquarters in Patchogue after being re-elected for a second term to the New York State senate from the 3rd district. (Nov. 6, 2012)

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Randy Altschuler thanks his supporters at Suffolk Republican
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Randy Altschuler thanks his supporters at Suffolk Republican headquarters in Patchogue after losing to Democratic incumbent Tim Bishop. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Supporters for President Obama and Assembly Candidate Phil
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Supporters for President Obama and Assembly Candidate Phil Ramos cheer the results as they watch the election returns at Suffolk County Democratic HQ held at the Islandia Marriott. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Democratic supporters April Ortiz, right, hugs Renee Ortiz,
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Democratic supporters April Ortiz, right, hugs Renee Ortiz, left, as they celebrate the announcement that President Barack Obama won Re-election in Islandia. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Nassau County Vice Chairman Kal Varnghese, Nassau Democratic
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Nassau County Vice Chairman Kal Varnghese, Nassau Democratic Committee member Randall Cover, and Nassau County Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams cheer as it is announced President Barack Obama will be reelected. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Kal Varnghese, (left) Saji Abraham (center) and Stanley
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Kal Varnghese, (left) Saji Abraham (center) and Stanley Kalalhil (right) cheer as it is annouced President Obama will be reelected, inside the The Carltun in Eisenhower Park where the Nassau County Democrats hold an election night party (Nov. 6, 2012)

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Rep. Tim Bishop speaks to members of the
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Rep. Tim Bishop speaks to members of the media at his election night headquarters in Islandia before the results begin to come in. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Rep. Tim Bishop speaks to members of the
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Rep. Tim Bishop speaks to members of the media at his election night headquarters in Islandia before the results begin to come in. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Voters turn out to cast their ballot at
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Voters turn out to cast their ballot at Hempstead Village Hall in Hempstead. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Voters turn out to cast their ballots at
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Voters turn out to cast their ballots at Lindell Elementary School in Long Beach. (Nov. 6, 2012)

First responders, along with other voters, turn out
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First responders, along with other voters, turn out to cast their ballots at Lindell Elementary School in Long Beach. (Nov. 6, 2012)

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Voters turn out to cast their ballots at
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Voters turn out to cast their ballots at the Lindell Elementary School in Long Beach. (Nov. 6, 2012)

There was a heavy turnout for voting at
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There was a heavy turnout for voting at Clayton Huey Elementary School in Center Moriches. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Suffolk County Legis. Ed Romaine, signs up to
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Suffolk County Legis. Ed Romaine, signs up to vote at the Center Moriches Middle School in Center Moriches. (Nov. 6, 2012)

On Election Day 2012, Arlene Palmer, an inspector
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On Election Day 2012, Arlene Palmer, an inspector at the polling place in Garden City High School, gives a ballot to Katherine Bouchart. (Nov. 6, 2012)

On Election Day 2012, it was a busy
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On Election Day 2012, it was a busy scene at this polling place in Garden City High School. (Nov. 6, 2012)

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At Kiddie Kampus, a preschool in Bayport, children
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At Kiddie Kampus, a preschool in Bayport, children learn about Election Day. (Nov. 6, 2012)

At Kiddie Kampus, a preschool in Bayport, children
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At Kiddie Kampus, a preschool in Bayport, children learn about Election Day by voting for Mickey or Minnie with a specially designed voting booth set up in the classroom. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Rockaway residents vote in a tent in the
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Rockaway residents vote in a tent in the schoolyard of P.S. 180 in Rockaway Park. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Residents vote in a tent in the schoolyard
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Residents vote in a tent in the schoolyard of P.S. 180 in Rockaway Park. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Dawn Turck casts her vote while her son,
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Dawn Turck casts her vote while her son, Luke, 3, and daughter Joanna, 9, check out her phone at the polling place at Garden City High School. (Nov. 6, 2012)

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Paul Bernieri casts his vote as his son
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Paul Bernieri casts his vote as his son Nicholas, 8, looks on at the polling place at Garden City High School. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Voters review instructions at Hampton Bays Middle School
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Voters review instructions at Hampton Bays Middle School before casting their vote. (Nov. 6, 2012)

A voter enters Hampton Bays Middle School to
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A voter enters Hampton Bays Middle School to cast her vote. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Voters at Hampton Bays Middle School cast their
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Voters at Hampton Bays Middle School cast their vote. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Samuel Pierce, of Hampton Bays, brought his daughter,
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Samuel Pierce, of Hampton Bays, brought his daughter, Shaina, 9, with him to vote at Hampton Bays Middle School. (Nov. 6, 2012)

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Voters at Hampton Bays Middle School cast their
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Voters at Hampton Bays Middle School cast their vote. (Nov. 6, 2012)

People waiting to vote line up at Hempstead
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People waiting to vote line up at Hempstead Village Hall. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Rep. Tim Bishop holds his grandson, Nathan Timothy
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Rep. Tim Bishop holds his grandson, Nathan Timothy Bishop, 2, after casting his vote. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Randy Altschuler, the Republican candidate for Congress in
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Randy Altschuler, the Republican candidate for Congress in Long Island's First Congressional District, arrives with his son, Noah, to vote at a polling place in St. James. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Four-year-old Amiyah Wells patiently waits as her mother
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Four-year-old Amiyah Wells patiently waits as her mother casts her vote at the Lindell Boulevard Elementary School in Long Beach. (Nov. 6, 2012)

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Long Beach Police Officer Joel Abramson casts his
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Long Beach Police Officer Joel Abramson casts his vote while carrying his two-year-old niece, Chloe Robertson, at the Lindell Boulevard Elementary School in Long Beach. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Long Beach residents cast their votes at the
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Long Beach residents cast their votes at the Lindell Elementary School on Nov. 6, 2012.

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