The first states are being called in the 2012 Presidential Election.
By the time the first East Coast polls closed at 7 p.m. local time, CNN and other networks projected Kentucky for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Vermont for President Barack Obama.
Half an hour later, the network projected West Virginia for Romney. Shortly before 5 p.m., ABC News called South Carolina for Romney.
Romney also is the projected winner in Georgia, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Mississippi.
Around 5 p.m., NBC News projected Obama as the winner in his home state of Illinois as well as in Romney's home state of Massachusetts, Delaware, Maine and Rhode Island.
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