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UPDATED: Obama Wins New York, Second Term

Multiple news organizations call the race for President Barack Obama.

Barack Obama will win New York’s 29 electoral votes on Tuesday, as well as four more years in the White House, multiple news organizations are reporting.

The president's victory was all but sealed with wins in key battleground states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Minnesota, with Florida leaning towards the president as well Tuesday evening.

NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you."

The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy.

The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges from both candidates. After a weak performance after the Republican Convention, Romney surged following Obama’s listless performance after the first presidential debate. Nevertheless, the president cemented a lead in battleground states heading into Tuesday’s election.

In the 2008 presidential election, New York voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times.

Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in New York. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections.

While the crushing blow Hurricane Sandy dealt the New York Metro region had some worried about turnout, across the region locals did what they could to get out to vote, though thousands still remain without power and a gas shortage continues.

The local turmoil did lead to long lines at the polls from hard-hit areas such as Long Beach to White Plains farther upstate.

John Gruber November 14, 2012 at 08:21 PM
you call gay rights "filth" then have the nerve to call other people rude and insulting?
Patriot November 14, 2012 at 08:23 PM
http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=291870 Notice they only protest when terrorists get killed not when civilians in Israel are targeted on a daily basis.
John Gruber November 14, 2012 at 08:24 PM
and you don't just disagree, you insult WHILE disagreeing, look no further than those homophobic rants. You insult ENTIRE GROUPS OF PEOPLE then say I "stink up the thread with juvenile insults?"
Patriot November 14, 2012 at 08:36 PM
America funds billions of dollars to Egypt for what? They believe we should not have free speech, persecute Christians and now have recalled their ambassador to Israel. Why should we fund a nation which our own President says is not an ally? http://www.theblaze.com/stories/report-security-services-seize-document-detailing-islamists-plan-to-conquer-egypt-and-restore-caliphate/
Preliator November 14, 2012 at 08:43 PM
There is some thing to be said for being humble. Yes, the democrats did very well this year but now they need to perform, they need to demonstrate that people were right to vote for them. Expectations are very high and if they don't deliver...well that fall to earth can be pretty nasty. That aside, I do hope all parties can come to some agreement and take care of the business at hand. Just be warned, democrats can not simply ignore 48% of the population; that would be a recipe for disaster.
Stevo November 14, 2012 at 08:55 PM
christie nicolle - you seem to be in complete denial over the hate you spew. Try reading over your comments and see what a complete hypocrite you are.
Stevo November 14, 2012 at 08:57 PM
I can't take anything by someone who calls himself "smellypants" seriously.
christie nicolle November 14, 2012 at 09:00 PM
hey Nyack, my iPad is burning up with posts... notice the delusional lefty, gay Gruber, now imagines he knows my personal business...FYI, i already mentioned i live in Manhattan where i vote + have a place in Southampton where i discovered Patch (a failed experiment), where you cannot express a Biblical opinion on homosexuality: "It's an abomination to God" + not be bullied by liberal deviants whose genesis stems from the Villiage Voice, a paper that stores the filth of society + loves Obama. Nice work.
John Gruber November 14, 2012 at 09:10 PM
" the gay Gruber, now imagines he knows my personal business" So you can determine my sexuality by judging a couple of internet posts? Wish I was that ignorant, would make life a lot easier. And your "biblical opinion" is based on things not everyone believes in (like men rising from the grave) and it insults an entire group of people. My opinion, lets people do what they want without judging them. Try it sometime, because it seems your posts become more bigoted every time you have something to say. Also, if you live in Manhattan, how could you see Gloria Steinem who lives NO WHERE NEAR NEW YORK STATE?
Patriot November 14, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Oil does not seem to justify the tremendous amount of aid to Egypt a country which undermines our interests and is acting belegerant toward our allies.
John Gruber November 14, 2012 at 09:13 PM
notice how no one here has EVER agreed with you...with the exception of smellypants who needs no introduction, which should tell you all you need to know
John Gruber November 14, 2012 at 09:50 PM
The US has a bad history regarding money sent and to whom. We've backed notorious dictators and the like just to protect our own self interests
christie nicolle November 14, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Strange question Nyack...well NY's Post rather sucks compared to Patch frankly... but all NY knows about the disgusting leftist Villiage Voice 'cause its on every stand uptown/downtown...Oh, you previously asked about Socrates, before we got disrupted by a whining deviant intruder.... well if i recall my studies, ancient Greek pederasty was a substitute for heterosexual love - as women were separated from men, free contact being restricted, that was part of the social structure -- a truly disjointed society (almost like ours is getting today)...THAT was before the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ... + why the cities of Athens + Rome were swept away by Christianity. Before then, greek philosophers 'asked the gods to send someone down to save them'. AND Jesus came + changed everything. But EVERY major religion since, has denounced Homosexuality as Sin. The far left's Political- Correctness will never destroy Truth. Conservatives are not hateful to gays; it's radical gays' hatred of religious values + intent to destroy them.
John Gruber November 14, 2012 at 10:22 PM
you believe in god, I believe in Evolution. Now your argument doesn't really hold water, especially for homosexuals who are atheists. This isn't a theocracy and rule isn't governed by religion. You're "religious values" tell them they're going to hell based on what gender they're attracted to, so how exactly are homosexuals the "angry ones"? Just look at one Gov. Perry campaign ad and then try telling yourself many conservatives don't hate gays. the only anger comes from extremists like yourself
Dad of Three November 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Patch, this has passed the point of no return; shut it down.
Issy November 14, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Evolution is a fact, it happens whether one believes in it or not.
Jim November 14, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Then how do you defend the multitude (and more likely, the unknown) of young boys molested by Catholic priests, Miss Purity?
Jim November 14, 2012 at 10:57 PM
If homosexuality is "an abomination to God" then why did he create gay people? And if you respond with "they weren't created like that, they chose that" then explain how an almighty God would LET someone choose to live like that. If it's such an abomination, a God wouldn't let them have the choice, they'd be born with the inclimation to a heterosexual lifestyle. Wingnut!
Jim November 14, 2012 at 11:01 PM
christie nicolle - it's very clear that you ate lead paint chips as a child, fell on your head one too many times or lived under high tension power wires. I'm inclined to think it's a combination of all 3, based on your homophobic, misinformed, delusional rants.
Jim November 14, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Don't worry John G & Nyack...christie nicolle has already been warned about her posts and threatened to have them deleted. It's only a matter of time before her hate gets her banned: Judy Mottl 6:24 pm on Monday, August 6, 2012 Hi Christie, I don't want to delete your last post on the "Past Lives" without asking you if you would repost without derogatory terms like "fags" as it's an offensive term to many.
John Gruber November 14, 2012 at 11:15 PM
I mean there seriously might be something wrong with her, she claims she saw Gloria Stienem, who lives in D.C.,at her polling place...schizophrenia can be such a crippling thing...
dita von struedel van trappyodel November 14, 2012 at 11:50 PM
In southampton of course
Chris Clement November 15, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Just spent quite some time reading the posts on this thread. The name calling and vile remarks about Obama, Romney, & other bloggers is immature, not necessary, and adds nothing to this forum. To the fanatic Dems: congratulations.To the fanatic Reps: get over it, we're stuck with Obama for a few years. Sometimes it's impossible to prove to someone that the sky is blue.
Chris Clement November 15, 2012 at 12:35 AM
It's time to put an end to this thread !
Heron November 15, 2012 at 01:09 AM
PLEASSSSSSSEEEEEE. MAKE IT STOP. You are clogging my e-mail with this thread.
Pam Robinson (Editor) November 15, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Heron, go to your profile page and under "more stuff" click on "following" from there go to "stop following" on the story you want to be removed from further notices.
Aidan November 15, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Even I can't take it anymore ... and I'm legally warped!
Follow the Money November 15, 2012 at 04:03 AM
Gruber and Nyack - still posting all day long, sad, very sad. I know a good doctor for you folks that will cure you of this. My advice, free of charge, take two asprins and turn your computer off.
dita von struedel van trappyodel November 15, 2012 at 04:35 AM
Yeah Gruber and Nyack. You have nothing better to do than hurl your hate and slime towards good people who have beliefs and value systems different than yours. You guys are the real haters...just like the talking heads of MSNBC.. Ed Shultz, Rachel Maddog ( she has a neck that looks like a Jets lineman, please cover it up! and Chris Matthews who was praising god for sending Sandy to tilt the election to Obama. Instead of debating the issues on their merit you only spew your lies and hate. You are typical Obama supporters.
Rick Hoyt November 15, 2012 at 08:00 AM
Whether You Voted For Puppet A - Obama Or Puppet B - Romney - There Is NO Difference.I Voted For Real Choice - Gary Johnson, Sorry Ron Paul - Didn't Run On The Libertarian Ticket, Here's His Farewell Address - VERY Interesting - Please Read - http://news.yahoo.com/ron-paul-departs-constitution-failed-230217615--abc-news-politics.html;_ylt=AjefvOJhMWanTktLHTvWjmqs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTUyNTVnOTk3BGNjb2RlA2dtcHRvcDEwMDBwb29sd2lraXVwcmVzdARtaXQDTmV3cyBGb3IgWW91IDUgU3RvcmllcwRwa2cDMGE2ZjUzMWItNzdjYy0zZWNiLTk5ZjUtMDQwNGExNzE2NTRmBHBvcwMyBHNlYwNuZXdzX2Zvcl95b3UEdmVyA2I5N2VmZmZjLTJlZGItMTFlMi05Y2I3LTNjZDkyYmZmMjAxNg--;_ylg=X3oDMTFpNzk0NjhtBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3 The Citizenry is To blame For The Mess - We Keep Re-electing Them Wake-Up

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