News networks call election for Barack Obama

This is a breaking news story that will be updated regularly throughout the night. 

Throughout today, a hectic amount of election data will come in. Some will be junk, some will be real, and near the end, we almost certainly will have an answer to who will lead the country for the next four years.

And for those of you who want access to that election data, filtered as best we can, this is your one stop shop. With time stamps, the following is what we know so far.

12:02: AP calls election for Obama.

11:57: Fox calls Nevada for Obama.

11:57: AP calls Ohio for Obama.

11:55: AP calls Colorado for Obama.

11:26: ABC, CBS and NBC have all called four more years for Obama.

11:17: Fox projects Obama has won re-election. CNN follows suit.

11:13: Fox predicts Obama has won the crucial battleground state of Ohio.

11:10: NBC News, CNN call Iowa for Obama.

11:07: Fox calls Missouri for Romney.

11:02: Fox calls Virginia Senate race for Democrat Tim Kaine.

11:02: NBC News calls California and Hawaii for Obama.

11:01: Fox calls Washington for Obama.

11:00: Fox calls Idaho for Romney.

10:54: AP calls North Carolina for Romney.

10:51: Fox calls Minnesota for Obama.

10:39: AP calls Arizona for Romney.

10:21: Romney wins last of Nebraska’s electoral votes. Obama wins last of Maine’s electoral vote, and New Mexico. All per Fox projections.

10:07: NBC News calls the Missouri Senate race for Democrat Claire McCaskill.

10:00: Fox calls Montana and Utah for Romney.

9:43: CBS calls MA Senate race for Elizabeth Warren. Earlier NBC rumor was false. Fox projects Wisconsin Senate race goes to Democrat Tammy Baldwin.

9:35: CBS calls New Hampshire for Obama. Fox calls Indiana Senate race for Democrat Joe Donnelly.

9:32: Fox calls Ohio Senate race for Sherrod Brown.

9:25: Fox calls Wisconsin for Obama. It’s now Ohio or bust for Mitt Romney.

9:17: AP calls Mississippi Senate race for Republican Roger Wicker.

9:15: Fox calls Pennsylvania for Obama, denying Romney another path to 270 electoral votes.

9:07: CNN projects Republicans will still control the House of Representatives.

9:04: AP calls Minnesota, New York and Michigan Senate seats for Democrats. Republicans win Wyoming and Texas. Ted Cruz is elected next Senator from Texas.

9:00: Fox projects Michigan for Obama, in the first big disappointment for those hoping for a Romney upset. Fox also calls Texas, Louisiana, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and 4/5 of Nebraska’s electoral votes. Fox also calls New York for Obama.

8:58: Fox projects Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey holds on against Republican challenger Tom Smith, 49-47.

8:30: Fox projects Arkansas for Romney. AP calls Maine Senate race for Independent Angus King. ABC calls New Jersey for Obama.

8:28: Fox projects Democratic Senator Bill Nelson defeats Republican Connie Mack in Florida, in the first swing Senate seat result of the night. AP calls Connecticut Senate for Democrat Chris Murphy.

8:17: Fox projects Tennessee for Romney.

8:01: CNN and Fox call Connecticut Delaware, DC, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine (3 of 4 Congressional districts) and Rhode Island for Obama, and Mississippi, Alabama and Oklahoma for Romney.

7:51: Fox calls Georgia for Romney.

7:45: Fox calls South Carolina for Romney.

7:30: Fox and CNN project West Virginia for Mitt Romney. CNN exits show North Carolina 49-49 tie, and Ohio 51-48 for Obama.

7:01: Fox calls Kentucky and Indiana for Mitt Romney, and Vermont for Obama.

6:25: Exit polls show Hurricane Sandy was not a factor.

5:51: CNN national exits show 52 percent of Americans think Obama’s more in touch with people like them. Romney leads on who would better handle the economy, 51-47. Only 21 percent of Virginia electorate are born again Christians. 49-46 support for repealing Obamacare in Virginia.

5:44: Exit polls show Romney winning Florida and North Carolina, with Obama winning New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Nevada. Virginia, Colorado, Iowa and Ohio are tossups. The race, however, remains tight. Race shows 190 safe electoral votes for Obama and 191 safe electoral votes for Romney. 46 percent of voters think country is on right track. 52 percent think wrong track.

5:28: Associated Press exit polls show 6 in 10 voters are voting on the economy. Only 4 in 10 think economy is improving. Only 25 percent think they themselves are better off than 4 years ago.

5:09: National Review’s Rob Costa says Romney campaign optimistic about Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin and New Hampshire. These states, plus Virginia, would give Romney over 270 electoral votes if he won them, even without Ohio.

4:45: Johnson County, Iowa reports “lowest turnout in 32 years” according to Adrian Gray on Twitter. Johnson County is Iowa’s most Democratic region.

4:15 PM: Turnout in Madison, Wisconsin mirroring Scott Walker recall.

4:08 PM: Turnout is up 125% from 2008 in Republican leaning Geauga County, Ohio. It’s down ten percent in Democrat leaning Athens County, meanwhile.

3:50 PM: Long lines in Republican heavy areas of Florida and Pennsylvania, and all over Ohio.

3:31 PM: More than half of all voters in Democratic leaning Cuyahoga County, Ohio have cast their ballots. 61 percent of them voted in 2008. Meanwhile, an increasing number of Philadelphia voters are being asked to cast provisional ballots.

2:53 PM: DC voters mistakenly told election is tomorrow by Democratic robocall. Cleveland vote counting machines break.

2:36 PM: Romney up 3 with early voters in Colorado.

2:19 PM: 400 people in line to vote at Ohio State. Dan Hirschorn of The Daily tweets that Dems are confident about Philadelphia turnout in PA:

. @stefcutter re: PA-”we’ve got massive turnout in Philadelphia” says @GovEdRendell told her area turnout might “exceed” 2008

2:10 PM: Obama and Romney are neck and neck in early Virginia voting. One of Obama’s Florida swing counties from 2008 has shifted 15 points toward the GOP. The Romney campaign says Obama is running behind his 2008 performance in Ohio, while Romney is running ahead of McCain, based on early voting numbers. Republicans lead in Colorado.

This is a breaking news story. Updates will be added.

​Madeleine Morgenstern contributed to this report.

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