Barack Obama Wins Massachusetts

A majority of voters in Massachusetts on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 11 Electoral votes.

Barack Obama won Massachusetts' 11 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney.

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.

Shortly after 8 p.m., the AP called Massachusetts for Obama, along with with six other east coast states and the District of Columbia.

Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in Massachusetts. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. 

The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare.

Romney cast his ballot this morning in his hometown of Belmont, and is holding his election night party at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center, where Patch is reporting live.

Linda Worthy November 07, 2012 at 05:23 AM
Dave, I'm not as thrilled that Obama won as I was 4 yrs ago. I am very, very relieved that Romney, and therefore the right-wing of the Republican Party, lost. I agree with your message to both parties --stop screwing around and fix this mess.
Darren Major November 07, 2012 at 05:24 AM
Leave - this state is doing fine
John November 07, 2012 at 05:56 AM
buh bye mitt, e wont miss you
dan lee November 07, 2012 at 07:29 AM
congrats to dems across the state big victories no more blaming someone else though
kevin thomas crowley November 07, 2012 at 09:51 AM
it was indeed a great nite. now, if we could only get 50% of the people who voted yesterday in somerville to vote in local elections.
Don Rothenberg,D.M.D. November 07, 2012 at 01:25 PM
And this is President Obama's fault???
Amy November 07, 2012 at 01:31 PM
So much for racism ha?
mplo November 07, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Well said, Dave Gray! Bravo!
Carrie November 07, 2012 at 07:11 PM
I hope Scott Brown runs for governor but this being a sick state I don't know if he could win or not. Perhaps he could run as an independent which is what he was I thought.
Tim November 07, 2012 at 10:53 PM
I am glad the President Got re elected . Now we may finally loose the do nothing Governor . It's time for Kermit The Frog to go
John November 08, 2012 at 01:28 AM
yeah we need another republican govenor that will only do the job for two years, then bail out, just like the last 4 did.
Tim November 08, 2012 at 02:52 AM
Yeah your right Jon Boy . Without Kermit what would Garballey do? Maybe he would become Murrays Coffee boy. Oh even better maybe he will join Murray the next time he goes out to check storm damage or check out a rest area .. LoL
mushroom November 08, 2012 at 03:23 AM
can't fix stupid, or stop the sheeple from running off the cliff. let's just hope for change. This country is so dangerously divided / bipartisan. An intended success of the current administration. Divided we fall, a great leader will bring us together, not drive us farther apart. Let's see what the next 4 years will produce.
Carrie November 08, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Stevie you are right, we've lost electoral seats because people are moving. It's a shame.
M C Stringfellow November 09, 2012 at 01:58 AM
He didn't. It was the news media and they played it for all it was worth. However, Obama never asked them to stop. EGO EGO EGO. He will never take responsibility for any of the last four years . Another four coming up. Wonder if he will get a free pass during his next watch.
kerstin locherie November 09, 2012 at 09:58 PM
The election results, What do they mean? Not proud to be a woman in America ! We voted in favor of drugs, killing seniors & nine month old fetuses, free vibrators and birth control, brought to you by the efforts of Sandra Fluke ? Voting for Obama is like sleeping with a Whore according to Silvio Berlusconi, you feel great while you're doing it, you feel disgusted after the deed. You feel regret once the doctor tells you the bad news about your new STD's. I guess what I'm worried about. What will children inherit further on down the road and not past indiscretions. The danger to our country and the world is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the office of the Presidency. It would be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. Cognitive Linguistics only proves out that the opiate of the people would be comprised of that entity providing for what the people want. As our children are enabled our adults are entitled which is why Obama won the heart and souls of our people. We are plagued and damned as a people to one way of thinking, brain washed by media from all sources. What is needed is a new awakening, and opening up of ones mind. "Being responsible and mindful" The problem is much deeper and far more serious than President Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America
Richard W. Lunt November 09, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Well said Kerstin! Some Voters will never learn, they have been brainwashed by the liberal media.
Lee Leavitt November 09, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Well said? I don't think so. Nastily said .... untruthfully said ... bitterly said. Enuff said.
Ronald November 09, 2012 at 11:01 PM
At least Tewksbury voted for Romney and Brown. That's the only thing I can feel good about in this election. The best men lost!
Andrew Sylvia (Editor) November 09, 2012 at 11:06 PM
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john November 09, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Patreaus,Panneta,Geitner,Clinton,Holder all want out of Obama's administration.The recent hidden scandals will explode and disgrace Obama but why should he care he's going nowhere.Iran flipped Obama the bird and the rest of the world is watching us getting crused by negativity.Imagine,the strongest ,greatest country in the world on a FISCAL CLIFF. Look at the clowns running this circus,Obama,Biden,Bhoenor,Reid,McConel and Pelosi.
DAD November 09, 2012 at 11:23 PM
That means we will have Governor Murray
Ron Goodenow November 09, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Is it possible this tedious threat can be ended? Surely every flame, silly prediction, misuse of facts and chest thumping on the losing side has been said, with less and less eloquence. Surely Patch has earned its click money off it.
Diana November 09, 2012 at 11:29 PM
The FISCAL CLIFF has left john so poor he can't afford a space bar.
john November 09, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Murray is the poster child for seat belts. He will need one on his office chair.
Just Saying November 09, 2012 at 11:46 PM
She's also copied & pasted the same comment on at least 2 other threads. She must be very proud of her ridiculous attempt at commenting! So so sad.
Just Saying November 09, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Ummmm, just close it then - it's the X in the top right corner!
david mokal November 09, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Well Geeezes don't hold it in go out in the back yard and blow lunch.
john November 10, 2012 at 12:14 AM
When you have nothing to say,Diana,that's what you should do. That childish response makes me laugh.
Mark Ouellette (Editor) November 10, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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