Early Tuesday, GOP candidate Mitt Romney said he had no regrets no matter the outcome. Now it appears, based on projections from major media outlets, that President Barack Obama has won re-election.
"I feel like we put it all on the field. We left nothing in the locker room. We fought to the very end, and I think that's why we'll be successful," Romney told reporters aboard his plane as he flew from Pittsburgh to Boston earlier on Election Day.
At night though, Obama's victory in closely fought Ohio narrowed Romney's path to the 270 electoral vote. The Democrat also was declared the winner in other swing states including New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Colorado and Iowa. Michigan and Pennsylvania, which Republicans hoped to put in play, stayed in Obama's camp as well. Florida and Virginia remained too close to call.
Here are some of the photo reactions of Romney supporters:
The Associated Press contributed to this report.