Barack Obama Wins Pennsylvania

Voters in Pennsylvania on Tuesday cast their ballots for Barack Obama, giving the president the state's 20 electoral votes.

Mutliple media outlets are calling President Barack Obama the projected winner of Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes.

In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for Barack Obama, and since the 1990s, has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race three out of five times.

Former Gov. Mitt Romney and Obama campaigned aggressively in Pennsylvania. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. 

Romney spent part of Election Day in Pittsburgh and

On Monday, former President Bill Clinton was in the Philadelphia suburbs and Romney surrogates, including former New York swept through eastern Pennsylvania, including a stop at Bethlehem's Westgate Mall.

Kay November 08, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Hey Frank C you are one in a million.. my point is stop pointing fingers at race. I too have NEVER been on welfare, never asked for a handout always kept a job! Please lets not act like it is only African Americans, Mexicans, Latinos that received it! I don't know why i even read half of the crap that is on here, sore losers and racist people..!
Bertie Rustle November 08, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Dear Anonymous- How dare I? Well, openly and with no shame, the truth sets me free to do so. The Bible says a lot of things, things like "Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's" - in other words, pay your taxes, they're the price we pay for a decent society, we are our brother's keeper. I always find it interesting when someone has to reach back to the old testament to try to educate us all about abominations. I do hope you weren't wearing a blend and eating shrimp when you wrote that, I mean, wouldn't that put you in that same category? I only mention this because if you truly believe one part of Leviticus, logic dictates that every word is so and any infraction puts your mortal soul in danger. In any case, didn't Jesus make a new covenant? If I recall correctly from my religion class (where I earned first honors, btw) he did! A new and everlasting covenant. Do you understand what that means? Now, either you will honor the word of Jesus and love your neighbor as you love yourself or you will choose not to. it's really that simple.
Yikes! November 08, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Our government is in direct violation of it's own Constitution every day that our troops continue to occupy another country without ever having declared a Declaration of War. It is aggressive bullying behavior that WE would never accept from another country...yet the Reich seems to ignore that factor and continues to support it. If anything - we are as much a nuclear threat to the globe with our irresponsible nuclear practices. Reactors were never shut down to cool last week, when Sandy was a clear and imminent threat. With the exception of Oyster Creek in NJ, not one of the other 20+ reactors in Sandy's path were shut down! That seems like more of a threat to the world than some crazy Muslims gathering uranium in a country that is decades away from producing the weapons that could even deliver it!
Andrew Wilt November 08, 2012 at 02:04 PM
It is reasonable to expect four more years of the same, for better or worse. But know this, Congress as a whole and the administrations have led the country into bankruptcy. Both parties together have engaged in senseless wars, created all manner of entitlement programs, and borrowed the country into debt from which it cannot recover. The situation is exactly the same as a household that repeatedly gets new credit cards to pay the balances of the old ones, don't forget the interest, yet the total debt of the household always rises. By continually borrowing from the Federal Reserve, which prints the money into existence, and thereby causes inflation, the country is merely postponing the inevitable. It's only a question of when the US begins to default in a big way on its obligations. (Remember we lost our AAA credit rating?) Congress knows this, both parties, they just continue to play shell games with the debt. It's only a matter of time. Obama alone is not to blame, the Bush family alone is not to blame, Congress alone is not to blame, they're all to blame! Until we voters wise up and vote to toss all the incumbents, with the exception of Ron Paul and a few others, we are fiscally doomed. And don't forget, the bankers that caused the 2008 financial meltdown have yet to be indicted for their frauds.
Bill November 08, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Actually, the 2008 financial meltdown was caused by Barney and the Democrats who forced the banks to give very risky loans to people who did not qualify for them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPSDnGMzIdo&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTbIb75JdwY&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyqYY72PeRM&feature=related
Anthony Wayne November 08, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Yes Glenn, Only republicans lie.
Randy November 08, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Wow, Sandy... You're gonna go sign up for social programs? You shed your morals almost as fast as your candidate!
Anthony Wayne November 08, 2012 at 03:47 PM
The republican party had a chance to prevail had they had courage enough to embrace their conservative roots, and offer a real choice, a real difference, from the status quo. Seperate yourself. Lead by example. But no, like cowards and theives, they rammed "rule 16" down the throats of delegates at the RNC, and changed forever the possibility that a voice of reason could influence the platform. Had a true conservative republican been given a fair chance, the outcome for republicans, democrats, and our Republic would now be filled with the promise of much hard work ahead. Instead we have the status quo, tyranny by the elite, not rule of law, to keep us warm on our descent into oligarchy. "Gee honey, let's order lobster, the kids are buying."
DPB November 08, 2012 at 05:44 PM
How is it that almost all of the precinct map is red, yet Obama won??? Can there be more people in those few blue areas??
MPorchik November 08, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Potter county had about 6,000 people vote, and Romney won that county. Philadelphia had 600,000+ people vote, and a large majority of them voted for Obama, Chester County had about 230,000+ people vote, 49.8 for Romney and 49.1 for Obama, so it was about 115,000+ for each. So to answer your question, yes, there are more people in the blue areas than the red.
MPorchik November 08, 2012 at 06:08 PM
"49.8 for Romney and 49.1 for Obama" flip those numbers.
MPorchik November 08, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Richard, I am not a Dem, and I am a NASCAR fan. Please don't try to generalize all NASCAR fans as toothless rednecks.
nona November 08, 2012 at 06:24 PM
MPorchik November 08, 2012 at 06:54 PM
I'm not a Republican either. I am still a NASCAR fan, and I am far from being an idiot. Nice generlization though.
Morgan King November 08, 2012 at 07:13 PM
I don't think he was getting paid by Romney, but he is a very minor Republican Committee Chairman for small Trappe Co. and surely was posting as part of the internet discussion-shaping (I'd call it misinformation-spreading) ground game that the Tea Party had some success with in 2010. Honestly, I'm glad he did it - it gave me tons of opportunity to research the real stories behind his trumped-up numbers, and I found it galvanizing to have points to counter. Debunking his claims motivated me to be more politically proactive in my social group, and really focused my attention on the vacuousness of Romney's platform while reminding me of the things I liked about Obama's. I'd like to think that Jack Minster, and people like him all over the country, reinvigorated the liberal voters by showcasing Republican positions through easily disproven partisan half-truths, pedantic talking point regurgitation, and affected scandalizing of issues the rest of us could see as empty political posturing. Sure, there were a few 'dog-on-the-roof' liberals, but, overall, the 2012 election has shown that in the face of legitimate national concern the majority of Americans, with vast informational resources at our fingertips, can't be swayed by misinformation and reality-skirting rhetoric. Reagan's GOP is dead, and Republicans should look to Eisenhower's presidency if they want to remain a viable national party.
DPB November 09, 2012 at 05:57 AM
Richard-the Democrats get the young college vote because they are hoping for help with student loans. In general, Democrats are on the receiving end from government in one way or another. It is the "what can government do for me" mentality. And in the end with our debt, our government will not be able to do anything for Democrats or anyone else. "They believe in free stuff. We believe in free people." - U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, 2012 vice presidential nominee I think we are going to end up Communist, never mind Socialist.
Tony Simek November 09, 2012 at 12:41 PM
It's sweet justice that BO gets to clean up the pile of crap he dumped on this country. I guess we just have to wait four more years until we get a real leader in the WH.
Feodor Tiorlenko November 09, 2012 at 01:33 PM
The sore losers are out in full force. Hard to acknowledge you're dead wrong on the key issues. Our country is changing. It's not an angry old white man's world anymore. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
Kim November 09, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Democrats get the young, college vote because they are hoping for help with student loans?? That's as ridiculous a generalization as Ive ever heard. Most young college kids vote Democrat because of ACTUAL issues like abortion, women's rights, gay rights, immigration, etc. Please dont insinuate that the majority of college students are so dim and one sided that they are only voting based on student loans. Thats ridiculous.
Judy Johnson November 09, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Working Together The gloating and name calling by both sides is unproductive,the truth usually lies somewhere in the middle.Tough decisions are ahead. We need both sides to stop posturing and get to work. What I see in these posts is a lack of respect, a problem on both sides of the isle in our government. What government should provide is a delicate balance and we need to revisit programs that are just not financially tenable any longer. We are all going to feel pain, we just need to make sure it's distributed equally.
Feodor Tiorlenko November 09, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Teabaggers recognize no middle. Old white men don't rule the world anymore. Get used to it.
Morgan King November 09, 2012 at 01:54 PM
In general, everybody is on the receiving end from government in one way or another. The roads your drive on, the forces that keep the airspace safe for commercial flights, the environmental regulations that keep our air and water clean, the laws that shape our society, etc.
Morgan King November 09, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Yes, a 'true conservative' - I'm sure a strict pro-life, anti-immigration platform would have totally solved your party's lack of female and Hispanic voters.
Ed Roper November 09, 2012 at 02:13 PM
I actually see it as this. Republicans: All I care about is taking care of myself and my family. Forget people I don't actually know. Democrats: I care about myself, my family, and people I don't know. That's the bare bones difference. Whether you believe that we are all in this together, or if you want to be an island. I believe a good measure of a person is if they care enough to say "I'm ok with lending a hand to somebody for the sake of society, and not just myself".
Tim Lewis November 09, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Feodor, Feodor. What in the world does losing an election have to do with the issues? It may be hard to accept the results, but in what way does it make the issues dead wrong? Obama has been dead wrong on the key issues, which is why this country is where it is. Winning the election doesn't make his approach to the issues any better.
Tim Lewis November 09, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Ed, it is people like you who are the problem in this country. If you seriously believe that Republicans only care about themselves, you are sick. We differ on the best way to accomplish prosperity and provide the right assistance for those who really need it, but for you to say something like that shows how shallow you really are.
Ed Roper November 09, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Tim, I stand by my statement. A whole party of folks who actually believe we should have to go into debt if we get sick, and should have "worked hard enough" to afford astronomical insurance fees, is a party of people who fundamentally only care about what's in it for them. Jesus would of been for universal healthcare, and any decent "conservative christian" also should believe it is in our fundamental best interests to lend a helping hand to anyone who needs it. Most "liberals" I know aren't interested in free stuff. They believe we are all in this together.
Gilligan November 09, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Why are these forums just bully pulpits for anonymous people? You hate when your kid is bullied, but you can't stop with the name calling here? Go find the biggest, scariest dude you know. Call him the names I pasted from all the posters on this article below. Please videotape the results to share. Don't want to fight him? Just stop with the name calling then. lying dogs, leaches, liar, ass, loser, stroker, lazy, welfare scum bags, jerk, pile of crap, lying flip-flopping fool, stupid, Selfish, greedy, dunce, Mit-wits, sore loser, 90% of people are unhappy and 90% of people don't vote in the primaries because they're too busy to get involved. See the corolation? If you don't think the primaries are important, then don't be surprised if a Ku Klux Klan member gets 50 signatures in May and appears on the ballot in November for schoolboard. Get involved. Vote. Volunteer. Anything but the names.
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