2012 presidential election by state

(Alejandra Vill)

(Alejandra Vill) (Credit: (Alejandra Vill))

President Barack Obama won re-election to a second term in the White House on Tuesday, television networks projected, beating Republican challenger Mitt Romney after a long and bitter campaign.

Obama defeated Romney in a series of key swing states despite a weak economic recovery and persistent high unemployment as U.S. voters decided between two starkly different visions for the country.

Obama's narrow wins in Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire - all states that Romney had contested - effectively ended Romney's hopes of capturing the 270 electoral votes needed to clinch the White House.

Here's how the vote broke down state by state:

State Total Electoral Votes     Winner
Alabama 9     ROMNEY
Alaska 3     ROMNEY
Arizona 11     ROMNEY
Arkansas 6     ROMNEY
California 55     OBAMA
Colorado 9     OBAMA
Connecticut 7     OBAMA
D.C. 3     OBAMA
Delaware 3     OBAMA
Florida 29     OBAMA
Georgia 16     ROMNEY
Hawaii 4     OBAMA
Idaho 4     ROMNEY
Illinois 20     OBAMA
Indiana 11     ROMNEY
Iowa 6     OBAMA
Kansas 6     ROMNEY
Kentucky 8     ROMNEY
Louisiana 8     ROMNEY
Maine 4     OBAMA
Maryland 10     OBAMA
Massachusetts 11     OBAMA
Michigan 16     OBAMA
Minnesota 10     OBAMA
MIssissippi 6     ROMNEY
Missouri 10     ROMNEY
Montana 3     ROMNEY
Nebraska 5     ROMNEY
Nevada 6     OBAMA
New Hampshire 4     OBAMA
New Jersey 14     OBAMA
New Mexico 5     OBAMA
New York 29     OBAMA
North Carolina 15     ROMNEY
North Dakota 3     ROMNEY
Ohio 18     OBAMA
Oklahoma 7     ROMNEY
Oregon 7     OBAMA
Pennsylvania 20     OBAMA
Rhode Island 4     OBAMA
South Carolina 9     ROMNEY
South Dakota 3     ROMNEY
Tennessee 11     ROMNEY
Texas 38     ROMNEY
Utah 6     ROMNEY
Vermont 3     OBAMA
Virginia 13     OBAMA
Washington 12     OBAMA
West Virginia 5     ROMNEY
Wisconsin 10     OBAMA
Wyoming 3     ROMNEY


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