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  • President Barack Obama addresses a crowd of supporters on stage on election night November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.(JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
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(WXIA) -- Supported by voters in the Northeast, upper Midwest and on the West Coast, President Barack Obama won reelection Tuesday night, landing at least 303 of the 270 electoral votes needed to secure his victory.

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To see how each Georgia county voted for President click here.

For a detailed county by county break down click here.

Republican candidate Gov. Mitt Romney took most of the states in the Southeast and across the midsection of the nation, on a night that many thought would run much longer than it did.

Shortly after NBC projected his victory, Obama thanked his supporters on Twitter, sending a message that said, "We're all in this together. That's how we campaigned

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Romney offered his concession and congratulations to the president in front of supporters in Boston.

Early returns and exit polling show Romney defeating President Barack Obama in Georgia. Obama also failed to carry the state in 2008.

Romney had been a favorite to win in the state where Republicans hold every statewide office and have wide majorities in the Legislature.

The former Massachusetts governor placed second in Georgia's presidential primary in March, behind former Georgia Congressman and House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Gingrich later dropped out of the race.

Georgia was never considered a key state in the presidential contest. Both Romney and Obama raised money in Georgia, but neither candidate mounted a major campaign in the state.

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