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      Presidential election 2012: Electoral College map for Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

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      ELECTION RESULTSUnited States of America: Full national results | Electoral Map | Key Races MapDistrict of Columbia: WashingtonMaryland: Statewide | Anne Arundel, Calvert and Charles Counties | Frederick, Howard and Montgomery Counties | Prince George's and St. Mary's CountiesVirginia: Statewide | Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax City | Fairfax County, Falls Church and Fauquier | Loudoun, Manassas and Manassas Park | Prince William, Spotsylvania and Stafford

      It all comes down to Tuesday night, and once the end came, Barack Obama was reelected as the President of the United States.

      Interact with the map above to see exactly how President Obama got to the required 270 electoral votes to defeat GOP challenger Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.

      Obviously, the map is color coded and updates in real time. When a state goes to a dark shade of red or blue, that means the state has been been called by the Associated Press. Lighter shades of red and blue indicates that the race has not been called, but a certain candidate is in the lead. Here's a key:

      Gray: State is tiedLight Red: Romney is in the lead, but race has not been calledLight Blue: Obama is in the lead, but race has not been calledDark Red: Romney has won the state, based on AP projectionsDark Blue: Obama has won the state, based on AP projections