With the 9 p.m. closing time, Romney wins several states in the South and in the heartland. Obama wins New York, with 29 electoral votes, and Michigan, with 16 electoral votes.

Romney wins:

— Texas (38 electoral votes)

— South Dakota (3 electoral votes)

— North Dakota (3 electoral votes)

— Louisiana (8 electoral votes)

— Kansas (6 electoral votes)

— Wyoming (3 electoral votes)

— Nebraska (4 electoral votes, 1 still to be called)

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