Although maist major media outlets insistit afore the election that the race wis too close tae predict a winner in advance, analysts uisin statistical models, beukmakers, an bettin mercats haed Obama as a clear favorite. At aroond 11:15 PM EST on Election Day, maist major televeesion networks called Ohio for Obama, projectin him the winner o the election. At aroond 1:00 AM EST on November 7, Romney conceded the election tae Obama. Bi November 10, the electoral ootcomes o aw 50 states an the Destrict o Columbie haed been definitively projectit (the electoral ootcome in Florida remained uncertain til November 10). Obama wan 332 electoral votes tae Romney's 206 an carried aw the states an destricts (amang states that allocate electoral votes bi destrict) that he haed wan in the 2008 election except North Carolina, Indiana, an Nebraska's 2nt congressional destrict.
↑"Obama's Night". The New York Times. November 7, 2012. CBS News, CNN, Fox News and NBC News all projected that Mr. Obama would defeat Mr. Romney after concluding that he would win the necessary 270 electoral votes.