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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 Wins Massachusetts

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.

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