Obama beats ex-Gov. Romney in Mass., nets 11 votes

Posted Nov. 06, 2012, at 8:42 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Democratic President Barack Obama has won in the Massachusetts general election, defeating Republican former Gov. Mitt Romney in New England’s largest state.

Obama’s victory earns him 11 electoral votes.

Tuesday’s outcome wasn’t surprising because of the state’s strong Democratic and independent voter base, which Romney failed to woo during the campaign.

Romney governed the state for one term from 2003 to 2007. He watched the election results come in from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, where he joined supporters for an election night celebration.

Romney is the ultra-wealthy founder of a Boston-based private equity firm. He said he was feeling “very good” as he and his wife appeared at a polling precinct near his Belmont home.

 

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