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  • 12:58 a.m. EST

    'I Want To Congratulate The President,' Romney Says In 240,000th And Final Lie Of Campaign

    BOSTON—While delivering his concession speech at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Tuesday night, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney uttered the 240,000th and final lie of his 2012 campaign when he offered his “sincere congratulations” to President Barack Obama.

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  • 10:25 p.m. EST

    Defeated Man Victorious

    CHICAGO—Following a turbulent first term in office and one of the tightest and most-hard-fought presidential campaigns in recent history, a wholly and utterly defeated man emerged victorious Tuesday, winning reelection by exceeding 270 electoral votes.

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  • 10:55 p.m. EST

    Voter Turnout Update

    Thousands of Oklahoma voters are flocking past polls, looking around in confusion, taking another wrong turn, circling back around, walking past the damn polling place again, finally asking directions at gas station, and then getting lost again.

  • 10:40 p.m. EST

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    In Santa Fe, a line of voters reeled up 100 feet in air, hissed at election workers, and slithered back into its burrow.

  • 10:28 p.m. EST

    Onion Media Watch

    CNN is now projecting its insecurities onto the nation.

  • 10:14 p.m. EST

    Election Results: Wyoming

    Confused Wyoming residents have legalized sex with marijuana.

  • 10:02 p.m. EST

    From The Onion’s Kansas Bureau

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  • 9:57 pm EST

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  • 9:50 p.m. EST

    Election Fact

    If tonight ends with the winner undecided, it provides a good opportunity to teach your kids about the 2000 Presidential Shitshow from Fucking Hell.

  • 9:41 p.m. EST

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  • 9:41 p.m. EST

    Update From Romney HQ

    Paul Ryan is currently burning off his extra energy with a quick lap around the United States.

  • 9:30 p.m. EST

    The Onion Book Of Known Knowledge Presents:

    Electoral College, flawed system that everyone agrees is obsolete, but is thankfully only used to elect the president of the United States.

  • 9:16 p.m. EST

    Onion Media Watch

    UPDATE: is a good place to check up on election news if you enjoy reading poorly reported news written by mule-brained imbeciles.

  • 9:09 p.m. EST

    Voter Turnout Update

    Hundreds of Alaskan voters are now starting off the day bright and early by heading to the polls.

  • 9:01 p.m. EST

    From The Onion’s Florida Bureau

    Florida residents are reporting confusion and widespread disruptions as the entire topography of their state alternates between glowing pink and light blue.

  • 8:53 p.m. EST

    Election Fact

    The 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln did not have a beard, but his chin and entire jaw line were covered in thousands of moles sprouting thick bristles of hair

  • 8:42 p.m. EST

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  • 8:37 p.m. EST

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  • 8:27 p.m. EST

    Breaking News From Ohio

    UPDATE: Vote that will determine whether or not earth is utterly destroyed in 2 years just cast in Ohio by Akron-area mall security guard.

  • 8:22 p.m. EST

    Election Fact

    As per election tradition, the University of Georgia will illuminate their school’s bell tower red if Romney wins or immediately torch it in flames if Obama wins.

  • 8:15 p.m. EST

    Wolf Blitzer Debuts New Real-Time Election Results Beard

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    Election Fact

    There are more than 170 statewide ballot initiatives involving love

  • 7:56 p.m. EST

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  • 7:45 p.m. EST

    Voter Turnout Update

    Early results are showing that 212,350 of the nation’s Dougs have voted in this year’s election, leaving an approximate 78,080 Doug votes still unaccounted for.

  • 7:38 p.m. EST

    Onion Media Watch

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  • 7:32 p.m. EST

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  • 7:22 p.m. EST

    STATSHOT: Which Presidential Candidate Are We Voting For?

  • 7:15 p.m. EST

    Obama Announces We Are Invading Iran Right Now

    WASHINGTON—Addressing the nation from the Oval Office this evening, President Barack Obama announced that a full-scale U.S. military invasion of the Islamic Republic of Iran is currently underway.

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  • 7:09 p.m. EST

    Onion Media Watch

    UPDATE: Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker magazine has done an exceptionally poor job of covering the election today and should resign.

  • 7:04 p.m. EST

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  • 6:53 p.m. EST

    Election Fact

    To take the White House, a candidate must secure 270 electoral votes; however, candidates can win various other prizes by reaching different predetermined vote totals. Here’s a look at the prizes up for grabs in this year’s election:
    4 electoral votes — Federal Election Commission keychain
    10 electoral votes — American flag pencil set
    25 electoral votes — “Don’t Tread On Me” temporary tattoo
    75 electoral votes — A $25 iTunes gift card
    90 electoral votes — Founding Fathers sticker set
    225 electoral votes — Presidential Seal fleece blanket
    320 electoral votes — A fitted 'Commander-in-Chief' baseball cap
    360 electoral votes — Bald eagle (Note: Ronald Reagan is the only man to ever win a bald eagle.)

  • 6:44 p.m. EST

    Campaign Finance Update

    According to campaign finances, Romney blew $17,000 on the vote of Frank Salinsky from Roanoke, VA

  • 6:40 p.m. EST

    Edwards Celebration Begins

    John Edwards is currently being greeted by 250,000 cheering supporters in North Carolina

  • 6:35 p.m. EST

    Romney Wins, Obama Reelected, Supernova Destroys Earth All Possibilities In A Random Universe

    Our polling experts weigh in on the terrifyingly infinite number of possible election outcomes.

  • 6:28 p.m. EST

    Onion Media Watch

    UPDATE: Alexander Burns of is doing a very bad job covering the election today.

  • 6:24 p.m. EST

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  • 6:22 p.m. EST

    Update From Romney HQ

    Romney kicking back on Election Day with relaxed pickup sculling race with staff.

  • 6:18 p.m. EST

    Voter Turnout Update

    Some polling locations in Virginia are reporting lines as fat as 16,000 pounds.

  • 6:12 p.m. EST

    Polling Booth Completely Disgusting By Time Last Voters Get There

    WILMINGTON, DE—Noting the sticky floors, pervasive smell of fecal matter, and greasy residue on the electronic equipment, voters arriving late in the day to cast their ballots at the Woodlawn Library polling station reported that the voting booth was completely disgusting by the time they got there.

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  • 5:53 p.m. EST

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  • 5:44 p.m. EST

    Poll Update

    Barack Obama has edged an 8-point lead over Mitt Romney in the latest New York Times/Benjamin Bratt poll. The traditionally left-leaning poll, a collaboration between the New York Times and actor/pollster Benjamin Bratt, correctly predicted the outcome of 45 of 50 states during the 2008 election.

  • 5:34 p.m. EST

    STATSHOT: How Are We Voting On Proposition 4?

  • 5:29 p.m. EST

    Republican Voters Voicing Complaints About Intimidating Black Man On Ballot

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  • 5:09 p.m. EST

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  • 4:57 p.m. EST

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  • 4:42 p.m. EST

    The Onion Book Of Known Knowledge Presents:

    Election, special day dedicated to celebrating the democratic process in which citizens dress in their best voting clothes, joyfully make their way to their local polling places, and, having carefully weighed the issues of the day and how they relate to the greater good, cast their ballots to change the government for the better. Since it is a national holiday, voters get Election Day off from work so they may gather with family and friends over a festive meal to engage in spirited, but respectful, discussions about the possible outcomes of the election and how it will be remembered in the larger historical context of democracy. Once a candidate is declared the winner, all voters, regardless of political affiliation, dutifully throw their support behind the newly elected official and end the day with a customary toast to government by the people, for the people.

  • 4:30 p.m. EST

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    STATSHOT: What Issue Matters Most To Us In This Election?

  • 3:48 p.m. EST

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  • 3:36 p.m. EST

    Majestic Sounds Of 'Goddamn Long Line’ Ring Across America

    WASHINGTON—In a breathtaking chorus heard only once every four years, sources confirmed that the glorious sounds of “goddamn long line” rang out across the country Tuesday, resonating with magnificent consonance from the highest mountain tops to the lowest valleys.

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  • 3:24 p.m. EST

    The Onion Book Of Known Knowledge Presents:

    Voting, election process during which at least one person writes in “none of the above” and gives himself a little pat on the back for it.

  • 3:16 p.m. EST

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    STATSHOT: Where Is Our Polling Location?

  • 2:57 p.m. EST

    Only Name Area Man Recognizes On Ballot 'Jill Stein'

    ALTOONA, PA—After casting his vote in the presidential election this morning, Altoona voter Doug Lawson, 36, admitted to reporters outside his local polling station that the only name he recognized on the whole ballot was that of Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

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  • 2:34 p.m. EST

    Poll Workers Overhear Biden Repeating Phrase 'Banged Her' While Reading Names On Ballot

    GREENVILLE, DE—Local election workers confirmed Tuesday that they overheard Vice President Joe Biden repeating the phrase “banged her” and describing salacious details of sexual encounters with various female candidates as he read through the names listed on his ballot.

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  • 2:18 p.m. EST

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  • 2:11 p.m. EST

    Proud Obama Takes Malia And Sasha To Polls To Vote In Their First Election

    For more on Sasha's role during the campaign, click here.

  • 2:00 p.m. EST

    'The Onion' Calls Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Pennsylvania For John Edwards

    WASHINGTON—With six or more hours remaining before most polling locations close, The Onion is officially calling Florida, Ohio, Colorado, and Pennsylvania for John Edwards, giving the former North Carolina senator 76 electoral votes and virtually assuring his election to the presidency.

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  • 1:30 p.m. EST

    How To Avoid Unbearable Facebook Bullshit On Election Day

    How to avoid all of the miserable status updates, photos, and video posts from your most obnoxious Facebook friends on Election Day.

  • 1:17 p.m. EST

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    Area Man To Run Naked Through Streets Tonight No Matter Who Wins Election

    OMAHA, NE—Local man Luke Dotson, 34, told reporters this morning that, regardless of who wins today’s presidential election, he plans to take off all his clothes and run screaming through town as soon as a winner is announced.

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  • 12:45 p.m. EST

    National Voter Highlights

  • 12:15 p.m. EST

    Enthusiasm Of 18-Year-Old First-Time Voter Completely Unbearable

    SAN BERNARDINO, CA—According to sources close to high school senior Jeffrey Safran, the 18-year-old’s limitless enthusiasm for casting his first-ever vote has become completely insufferable to everyone around him.

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  • 11:34 a.m. EST

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  • 11:17 a.m. EST

    Man Who Eats Breakfast At Dunkin' Donuts Every Morning And Enjoys The ‘Saw’ Films Allowed To Vote

    YOUNGSTOWN, OH—According to records obtained from the Mahoning County registrar’s office, local man David Kearney, who eats breakfast at Dunkin’ Donuts every day and is a passionate fan of the Saw film franchise, is actually allowed to vote in today’s general election.

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  • 11:00 a.m. EST

    Ashes Of Deceased Presidents Rubbed Upon Voters' Heads In Hallowed Election Day Tradition

  • 10:30 a.m. EST

    Paul Ryan Spending Final Day Of Campaign Reminding Homeless People They Did This To Themselves

    Paul Ryan is spending the final day of the campaign doing what he loves–reminding America's downtrodden that everything bad in their lives is their own fault.

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