Voter Concerns Run the Gamut on Election Day
Dorothy Rowley | 11/7/2012, 10:23 a.m.
As for swing states likeVirginia, as of 8 p.m. on Tuesday, a count had been too close to call -for either candidate - and at that time, reports remained uncertain regarding the state of Ohio where the contest was characterized as critical, although Romney was the clear victor in key battle ground states that included South Carolina, Georgia, Arkansas and Tennessee.
The Republican strategy was that they couldn't be beat as heavily as they were in 2008, and no Republican has ever won the presidency without Ohio.
Reports later in the evening stated that Obama had been receiving flak for his lack of support early on in various Democratic races. The president, at one point, was heavily criticized for having made just one robo-call during one party member's campaign.
However, while Obama took a slight lead over Romney in inner-cities, Romney led in suburban communities.
Meanwhile, late Tuesday, hundreds of miles away from the nation's capital, a group of young whites from the state of Wisconsin which Obama won, gathered in New York at Times Square to offer their support for the president.
Kara Reynolds, a first-time voter, joined in the celebration.
"I agree with Obama's issues on health care and women's issues," Reynolds said. Asked about her biggest fears if Romney had won, she responded that, "I would not like to see the Tea Party take any more control of American politics . . . But that's not going to happen because I have confidence in Obama."