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A voter at a polling station in the Manhattan borough of New York, on Nov. 6, 2012.

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A voter at a polling station in the Manhattan borough of New York, on Nov. 6, 2012.

Obama, Romney Votes Trickling In — Still a 5-Million Margin for Obama

So exactly how many votes did President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney receive in the November 2012 election? It’s still a moving target — more than 90 days after the vote. That’s because some states have issued amended...

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President Barack Obama celebrates after delivering his acceptance speech in Chicago on Nov. 7, 2012.

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President Barack Obama celebrates after delivering his acceptance speech in Chicago on Nov. 7, 2012.

Obama: First with Two 51′s in Five

Eight weeks after the Nov. 6 presidential election, a revised vote count in New York shows that President Barack Obama is the first president in more than five decades to win at least 51 percent of the vote twice. State...

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President Barack Obama supporter Geraldine Johnson, 80, holds an Obama/Biden campaign sign outside the polling precinct at the New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Tampa in Fla.

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President Barack Obama supporter Geraldine Johnson, 80, holds an Obama/Biden campaign sign outside the polling precinct at the New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Tampa in Fla.

Florida: The Long Count Goes On

Updated at 9:50 am and 7 pm EST President Barack Obama holds a wider advantage over Republican Mitt Romney tonight than he did last night. Wider, too, than this morning. In Florida, that is. The voting that ended at 1:30...

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Supporters for Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum at a campaign stop on March 17, 2012 in Town and Country, Missouri.

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Supporters for Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum at a campaign stop on March 17, 2012 in Town and Country, Missouri.

Romney 39%, Santorum 27% — In Polls and Votes

Mitt Romney leads Rick Santorum by 39 percent to 27 percent among Republican voters nationwide, according to the latest Gallup survey. That matches the margin by which Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, has outperformed Santorum, a former Pennsylvania Senator, in...

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A Mitt Romney supporter on March 19, 2011 in Peoria, Illinois.

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A Mitt Romney supporter on March 19, 2011 in Peoria, Illinois.

Illinois Primary, By the Numbers

Mitt Romney defeated Rick Santorum in the Illinois presidential primary yesterday by winning a majority of votes in metropolitan Chicago, easily overcoming his deficit in more culturally conservative and sparsely populated areas farther from the city. Romney led Santorum by...

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