THE END: Obama Wins IA, VA, CO, OH: Obama 303 — Romney 206
Here is the current count from CNN, CBS and Fox's projections:
Obama: 303— Romney: 206
Obama: Vermont, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine (3/4), Rhode Island, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, New Mexico, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Washington, Hawaii, California, Ohio, Iowa, Oregon
NYTimes: Virginia, Colorado to Obama
Romney: Kentucky, Indiana, Oklahoma, Georgia, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, Missouri,
Mitt Romney conceded the presidential election Tuesday, telling supporters in Boston that he has called President Barack Obama to congratulate him on winning the rep-election.
Romney's remarks were gracious and short, calling on lawmakers and job creators to look beyond political lines and solve the problems facing the country.
"I believe in America. I believe in the people of America," Romney said. "This election is over but our principles endure."
"Paul and I have left everything on the field. We have given our all to this campaign," he added. "I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country, but the nation chose another leader."
Altogether, the speech clocked in at just under five minutes. And then he left the stage:
"Thank you guys."