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Watching the results

<p>People react as they watch coverage of the presidential election at the New York Republican State Committee's "Victory Party" event in New York, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly </p>

People react as they watch coverage of the presidential election at the New York Republican State Committee's "Victory Party" event in New York, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People react as they watch coverage of the presidential election at the New York Republican State Committee's "Victory Party" event in New York, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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<p>President Obama supporters watch the returns prior to his election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

President Obama supporters watch the returns prior to his election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Obama supporters watch the returns prior to his election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney during his election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney during his election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney during his election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Supporters of President Obama cheer during his election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

Supporters of President Obama cheer during his election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Supporters of President Obama cheer during his election night rally in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>A supporter sits on the ground as he waits for results at the Romney election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

A supporter sits on the ground as he waits for results at the Romney election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A supporter sits on the ground as he waits for results at the Romney election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Young supporters watch results during Romney's election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Young supporters watch results during Romney's election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Young supporters watch results during Romney's election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young  </p>

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>People react as they watch coverage of the presidential election at the New York Republican State Committee's "Victory Party" event in New York, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly</p>

People react as they watch coverage of the presidential election at the New York Republican State Committee's "Victory Party" event in New York, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People react as they watch coverage of the presidential election at the New York Republican State Committee's "Victory Party" event in New York, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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<p>Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>Passers-by glance up at TV screens to follow election results during Mitt Romney's election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

Passers-by glance up at TV screens to follow election results during Mitt Romney's election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Passers-by glance up at TV screens to follow election results during Mitt Romney's election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>Supporters embrace after hearing voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney during his election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Supporters embrace after hearing voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney during his election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Supporters embrace after hearing voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney during his election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi</p>

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Mitt Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>People react as they watch coverage of the election at the New York Republican State Committee's "Victory Party" event in New York, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly </p>

People react as they watch coverage of the election at the New York Republican State Committee's "Victory Party" event in New York, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

People react as they watch coverage of the election at the New York Republican State Committee's "Victory Party" event in New York, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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<p>Supporters look on as they watch results at the Romney election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer</p>

Supporters look on as they watch results at the Romney election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Supporters look on as they watch results at the Romney election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>A Romney supporter looks anxious as she watches election results come in during Romney's election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

A Romney supporter looks anxious as she watches election results come in during Romney's election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A Romney supporter looks anxious as she watches election results come in during Romney's election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>A Romney supporter watches voting returns at the election night rally for Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi</p>

A Romney supporter watches voting returns at the election night rally for Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

A Romney supporter watches voting returns at the election night rally for Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>A supporter looks on as she watches results at the Romney election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

A supporter looks on as she watches results at the Romney election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A supporter looks on as she watches results at the Romney election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Supporters watch results during Romney's election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Supporters watch results during Romney's election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Supporters watch results during Romney's election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Supporters watch voting returns at the election night rally for Romney in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Supporters look on as they watch results at the Romney election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

Supporters look on as they watch results at the Romney election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Supporters look on as they watch results at the Romney election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Nancy French clasps her hands as she watches the results come in at Romney's election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

Nancy French clasps her hands as she watches the results come in at Romney's election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Nancy French clasps her hands as she watches the results come in at Romney's election night rally in Boston, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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