Obama vs. Romney: Breakdown of electoral votes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is the winner of the 16 electoral votes in Michigan, the state that benefitted the most from the auto industry bailout. Michigan, where Mitt Romney's father served as governor, wasn't heavily contested by the two campaigns, though it did see some late GOP advertising.
Obama also won in New Jersey, battered last week by Hurricane Sandy.
Romney, meanwhile, has added Alabama's nine electoral votes to his column. Romney also captured the 38 electoral votes at stake in Texas, and added wins in Louisiana, Mississippi, Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Arkansas and Wyoming. He also won at least four of Nebraska's five votes.
Obama won in New York, with 29 electoral votes. At last count, Romney has 153 electoral votes to Obama's 123.
Texans elected Republican Ted Cruz as the state's first Hispanic U.S. senator. Michigan Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow won re-election over former U.S. Rep. Peter Hoekstra. Democrats Kirsten Gillibrand in New York and Amy Klobuchar in Minnesota are also staying in their Senate seats. Republican John Barrasso won re-election in Wyoming.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney has won in Georgia. It's a state that had appeared to be a potential battleground early in the campaign, but ended up being part of Romney's Southern base.
Romney also added Tennessee's 11 electoral votes to his total, putting him ahead of President Barack Obama so far. Romney has 67 electoral votes so far, to Obama's 64.
Romney had been far ahead of Obama in the polls in Tennessee, with strong support from white evangelical voters. Romney lost his party's primary in Tennessee earlier this year to Rick Santorum.
Tennessee voters also re-elected Republican Sen. Bob Corker.
In Connecticut, Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy has defeated Republican former wrestling executive Linda McMahon in the race for the Senate seat that had been held by retiring independent Joe Lieberman. McMahon spent more than $42 million of her own money on the Senate bid.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney has won in Indiana, a state won by President Barack Obama four years ago. Romney is also the winner in South Carolina, a state where Obama is deeply unpopular. Those states have 20 electoral votes between them.
Obama has won his home state of Illinois, as well as Mitt Romney's home state of Massachusetts and Vice President Joe Biden's home state of Delaware.
There have been no surprises in the returns so far from Eastern and Midwestern states. Obama wins the 20 electoral votes in Illinois, and the 11 in Massachusetts, along with 10 in Maryland and Delaware's three. He's also the winner in Connecticut, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia. And in Maine, which splits its electoral votes, Obama has won at least three of the four votes.
Romney won in Oklahoma, with seven electoral votes.