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Barack Obama Wins New York

Voters in New York on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 29 Electoral votes.

President Barack Obama will win New York’s 29 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney, CNN, CBS and The New York Times are reporting.

In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times.Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in New York. 

The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections.While the crushing blow Hurricane Sandy dealt the New York Metro region had some worried about turnout, across the region locals did what they could to get out to vote, though thousands still remain without power and a gas shortage continues.

The local turmoil did lead to long lines at the polls from hard-hit areas such as Long Beach to White Plains farther upstate.

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