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Romney takes Texas; Obama New York

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 6 2012 7:26 p.m. MST

Voters cast their ballots in the general election at Ridgecrest Elementary, in Hyattsville, Md. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Romney wins several southern states while Obama wins New York and Michigan.

Jose Luis Magana, Associated Press

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With the 9 p.m. closing time, Romney wins several states in the South and in the heartland. Obama wins New York, with 29 electoral votes, and Michigan, with 16 electoral votes.

Romney wins:

— Texas (38 electoral votes)

— South Dakota (3 electoral votes)

— North Dakota (3 electoral votes)

— Louisiana (8 electoral votes)

— Kansas (6 electoral votes)

— Wyoming (3 electoral votes)

— Nebraska (4 electoral votes, 1 still to be called)

EDITOR'S NOTE — Election Watch shows you Election Day 2012 through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.

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