Voters in Maine made history on Tuesday night becoming the first state to legalize same sex marriage by referendum.
This reverses a 2009 vote that banned gay marriage in that state.
Maine now joins six other states as well as the District of Columbia who allow same sex couples to tie the knot.
Many political pundits called it, Tuesday night’s election hinged on Ohio. It was the Buckeye state that pushed President Barack Obama over the 270 electoral votes needed to win a second term in the White House.
As the night wound down, Mitt Romney’s chances of beating Obama kept looking slimmer and slimmer until just after 11pm when NBC News projected that the President had, in fact, been re-elected.
“We’re all in this together,” Barack Obama tweeted as he thanked supporters.
Beyond the Presidency, Democrats held on to their majority in the Senate as Republicans maintained theirs in Congress.
Wisconsin voters made history on Tuesday as the first state to elect an openly gay US Senator.
Democrat Tammy Baldwin edged out her Republican opponent Tommy Thompson to become the first openly gay Senator ever elected in the United States.
Going into Tuesdays election, Baldwin and Thompson were in tight race with various polls showing both candidates within the margin of error making the numbers a stastical tie.
In the end, however, Wisconsin voters sent out a message that they don’t care that Baldwin is a proud lesbian and elected her to represent their state. This is truly an historic move.
As polls close across the country, CNN says is likely to be one of the closest elections in United States history.
The breakdown of voters, according to CNN’s early exit polls, looks like this:
73% white, 13% African American, 10% Latino and 3% Asian.
According to polls taken prior to the election Romney holds an advantage among white men while Obama has the edge with white women. Those same polls show Obama receiving overwhelming support among minorities.
It looks like it might be a long election night in America!
The New York Post weighed in on the Presidential election on Thursday by endorsing Mitt Romney.
In their piece they wrote:
America needs more than hope. It needs leadership. That is why The Post today endorses the candidacy of Mitt Romney for president of the United States.
Scrape it down to bedrock, and Mitt Romney knows that there is but one issue in this campaign: America’s woeful economy, and the demonstrated inability of President Obama to cope with it.
Although it is highly unlikely that Mr. Romney will win the electorial votes from the state of New York, the Post has always been known to march to the beat of their own drum.