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US election: First results – Live (Señal en vivo de DemocracyNow.org) – Tuesday 06 November – 2012 – LIVE.
The polls have begun closing in the US presidential election, with early results coming in from some states.
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have each taken several states, with no critical swing states awarded so far. Mr Obama won Michigan, a swing state where Mr Romney’s father was governor. Tens of millions of voters cast ballots on Tuesday. The winner could be declared within hours, especially as other swing states report results. Polls suggest a neck-and-neck race, but give the president a slender lead in crucial swing states.
Polling stations began closing in eastern states at 18:00 EST (23:00 GMT), with the crucial states of Virginia and Ohio closing at 19:00 EST and 19:30 EST respectively. Enjoy, and happy holidays!