November 6, 2012
Charlie Riedel photo

A voter signs in to cast a ballot at the old Brown School on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in rural Wellsville, Kan. After a grinding presidential campaign President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, yielded center stage to American voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.

Toby Talbot photo

Nancy Tassey casts her ballot next to the wood stove on Election Day at the Town Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Calais, Vt.

Jae Hong photo

Rocky Erickson casts a ballot at a polling place on Election Day in Billings, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

Eric Gay photo

Voters leave the Old Blanco Courthouse after casting their ballots, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Blanco, Texas.

John Flavell photo

People sign in to vote Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at the Elizaville precinct in Elizaville, Ky. The precinct is located in a general store built in 1821 and has 524 registered voters.

Janie Osborne photo

Early morning voters wait for the doors of the Springhill School to open to cast their ballots Nov. 6, 2012, in Belgrade, Mont. Montana’s Springhill School is the polling station for Precinct 17, where ranchers, affluent professionals and retirees alike vote and live.

Tom Olmscheid photo

A light wet snow covers the roof and ground around the Jenkins Town Hall as early voters casts their ballots Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Jenkins, Minn. Jenkins is located in Crow Wing County in northern Minnesota.

Julie Jacobson photo

Victor “Snake Mann” Wolder, marks his choices while voting during Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas.

Jae Hong photo

Voting booths are illuminated by sunlight as voters cast their ballots at a polling place in Billings, Mont., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

Matt Slocum photo

Bob Warhola casts his vote at a polling place inside a residential garage, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Forest City, Pa. After a grinding presidential campaign President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, yield center stage to American voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.

Jerome Delay photo

Voters cast their ballots in a polling station set inside the Latin American Motorcycle Association Hall in Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

Jerome Delay photo

A voter casts his ballot in the basement of a private residence turned polling stating on Election Day in Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

Henrietta Times photo

Shankeshia Miller smiles as she walks out the voting booth after casting her vote at Youree Middle School Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Amanda Lucier photo

William Wright, left, and India Johnson, both freshmen at Old Dominion University, wait on line to vote at Larchmont Elementary School in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Wright and Johnson, both 18 and from Richmond, were excited to cast their first votes in the Presidential election.