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Swing state

Ohio pushed President Obama over the top

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For 10 months, the Buckeye State had been the center of the presidential election universe, a magnet for stump speeches, millions in advertising dollars, and disputes over balloting.

So it was fitting that it was Ohio that pushed President Obama over the top last night, when networks called the state for the Democrat shortly after 11 p.m., giving him enough electoral votes to clinch a second term.

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