The nation on Election Day
President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney dueled for the White House today, the tight-to-the-finish climax of the election.
Ed Lippman, 58, wears a message on his jacket on Election Day while walking home in Hoboken, N.J.
A marquee sign outside the election precinct in Pearl, Miss., on Tuesday voices a religious opinion about who to trust this election year.
Voters leave a polling place on election day today in Nashville, Tenn. 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.
A guest poses for a souvenir picture next to the cardboard cutout of the Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a reception organized by the U.S. Embassy to wait for the results of the 2012 U.S. Presidential election in Rome on Wednesday.
Voters wait in a line, stretching several blocks, to cast votes for national and local candidates on Tuesday in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Bob Warhola, of Forest City casts his vote at a polling place inside a residential garage Tuesday in Forest City, Pa.
A supporter of President Barack Obama reacts to positive predictions for her candidate as crowds watch election results in Times Square on Tuesday in New York.
Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets campaign workers during a visit to a voter call center in Green Tree, Pa., on Tuesday.
Voters cast their ballots at a polling station inside the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 .After a grinding presidential.
Members of the National Guard walk past a house damaged by Superstorm Sandy as it is painted with an American flag in the New Dorp section of Staten Island, New York, on Tuesday. Voting in the U.S. presidential election is the latest challenge for the hundreds of thousands of people in the New York-New Jersey area still affected by Superstorm Sandy.
Addey Munye, 67, shows off her "I Voted" sticker after she cast her ballot in her first election at a polling station in the West Acres Mall in Fargo, N.D, on Tuesday. Munye is originally from Somalia.
Marta Nieto, right, of Miami makes a phone call after learning that she missed the deadline to cast her ballot at a polling station Tuesday in Miami.
Four-year-old Brynn Wilden, center, watches her mother Janda as she accompanies her mother and father, Matt, right, and her brother, Luke, 20-months, to the polling place at the Vinton Skate & Activity Center to cast their votes on election day in Vinton, Iowa. This is the first year that the Benton County community has consolidated voting precincts into one location.
Election official John James watches over the voting on Election Day at the Elizaville precinct in Elizaville, Ky. The precinct is located in Flora's Grocery Store, built in 1821.
President Barack Obama calls Wisconsin volunteers as he visits a campaign office call center the morning of the 2012 election in Chicago.
Roseville Bakery in Roseville, Minn., has been selling Obama and Romney cookies and tallying sales as part of a decidedly unscientific cookie poll. Roseville Bakery owner Amy Johnson says she's done her cookie poll in the past two elections, and it correctly predicted the winner both times.
University of Texas at Austin students Leslie Tisdale, left, and Blake Medley, right, campaign for President Barack Obama and encourage students to vote on Tuesdayin Austin, Texas.
President Barack Obama buttons at the Obama field office located on Wyoming Avenue in Scranton, Pa., on Tuesday.
Susan Mardas celebrates Election Day by wearing a festive hat Tuesday, while waiting for her mother to vote in Scarborough, Maine.
Voters check in and cast their ballots under a tent at a consolidated polling station for residents of the Rockaways on Election Day in the Queens borough of New York. Voting in the U.S. presidential election was the latest challenge for the hundreds of thousands of people in the New York-New Jersey area still affected by Superstorm Sandy, as they struggled to get to non-damaged polling places to cast their ballots in one of the tightest elections in recent history.
Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks to volunteers at a GOP field office, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Henrico County, Va. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
People cast their votes at the Suder Elementary School voting precinct in Jonesboro, Ga., on Election Day.
John Harding of Cave Junction, Ore., greets traffic with an Art Robinson for Congress sign on Election Day at Northwest Garden Valley Boulevard and Northwest Stewart Parkway in Roseburg, Ore.
William Wright, left, and India Johnson, both freshmen at Old Dominion University, wait on line to vote at Larchmont Elementary School in Norfolk, Va., on Tuesday. Wright and Johnson, both 18 and from Richmond, were excited to cast their first votes in the presidential election.
Rev. Jesse Jackson answers questions from the media at the Ohio Democratic party election night celebration Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio.
Voters cast their ballots at Waikiki Elementary on Election Day in Honolulu.
Navy Hospital Corpsman Third Class Jerry Gordon, center, talks to a polling station worker as he casts his vote at a Barrio Logan polling station Tuesday in San Diego.
Lynne Koral casts her ballot on Election Day at the Anchorage Senior Center using the visually impaired voting machine on Tuesday in Anchorage, Alaska. Koral was instrumental in the getting the 2002 law passed mandating the voting machines, working through Alaska Independent Blind.
Joe Morales, 13, right, laughs along with Juan Gutierrez, 13, left, and Juan Tapia, 13, on Tuesday after Gutierrez stuck an "I Voted" sticker on his forehead during a mock election in Monica Soto's class at Ellen Ochoa Middle School in Pasco. Classes throughout the school voted in the presidential and gubernatorial races as well as the charter schools initiative to teach students about elections and the electoral college.
Guests attend a reception organized by the Italian Democrats Abroad committee to follow the results of the 2012 U.S. Presidential election in Rome on Wednesday.