Barack Obama Wins Pennsylvania

Voters in Pennsylvania on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving the president the state's 20 electoral votes.

President Barack Obama has been declared the winner in Pennsylvania's general election, gaining the state's 20 electoral votes, according to CBSNBC, ABC and the Associated Press.

In the 2008 presidential election, Pennsylvania voted for Obama, and since the 1990s, has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race three out of five times.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Obama campaigned aggressively in Pennsylvania. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. 

The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was the environment – specifically fracking.

As she worked on one final get-out-the-vote effort Tuesday at Obama campaign headquarters in Dormont, Obama canvas director Chris Maggio cited the president's economic policies as a reason for her support. Romney offered no specifics in his plans for the nation's economy, she said.

Echoing that view was Maggie Zuraw of Canonsburg, who said she grew up in a Republican household but later became a Democrat because that party better represented her views.

 "I believe that lifting up the middle class will bring prosperity back to everyone," Zuraw said. "I think that President Obama is thoughtful, methodical and intuitive. 

"Romney himself said that it would take 10 years to bring the economy back. Obama has only had four years.”

Other voters said they leaned toward the president because of his efforts to ensure passage of the Affordable Care Act.

“I believe in Obama because I was on my mom’s health insurance," Maggio said. "I wouldn’t have coverage if it wasn’t for the new healthcare."

Christa Maier of Dormont, said she supported the president for his stands on women's rights.

"The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was an important initiative," she said. "I am pro-choice and I think Obama best represents my views.”

Romney spent part of Election Day making a brief campaign stop in Moon and Green Tree, and he 

On Monday, former President Bill Clinton was in Pittsburgh and the Philadelphia suburbs and Romney surrogates, including former  swept through Eastern Pennsylvania, including a stop at Bethlehem's Westgate Mall.

Freelance writer Mike Buzzelli contributed.

Bill November 07, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Barbara if u did not learn anything from the election u should have learned that America does not Agee with the tea party nuts. They lost for the most part.. Hilary in 2016. Go Hilary !!!
bob balmer November 07, 2012 at 12:58 PM
I can not believe it. the world is still spinning. No great floods! storms! the kids still have school! And hopefully we have seen the last of Mitt. now I believe that there really is a god and she is a liberal !
Alan November 07, 2012 at 01:06 PM
This country will remain divided! At least for the next four years! Very Sad
Mike November 07, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Congratulations to President Obama! As for the previous posters to this thread, lay off the deluded sour grapes. It's time to work together.
NE12Ukid November 07, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Erin Conners 11:18 pm on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 Hmmm....Is that why? Mississippi, the Dakotas, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Utah, Kansas, Montana, Idaho, etc....all receive more government assistance than they pay back. They also receive more federal money than PA does. California and New York receive less than Texas.>>> Yes, Erin, historically, the "red" states receive more in federal aid of all kinds than they ever pay in taxes, blue states pretty much the opposite. Which makes these whines about "welfare" even more ludicrous.
NE12Ukid November 07, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Ralph Meyer:Unfortunately, the worst thing that happened in this election was that the miserable republican house remained republican, which means a continued road-block to everything that would move this nation back into a sensible and beneficial direction for more than the obscenely rich who have been practicing wealth redistribution in spades on the rest of us with republican cooperation. >>> True, Ralph, but all Rs are not like cc. There is hope. There is also mid term elections in two years. :-)
NE12Ukid November 07, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Barbara 7:07 am on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 America will never be the America that was founded.. You mean the one with slavery, Barbara?
NE12Ukid November 07, 2012 at 01:20 PM
cc, you're not supposed to call other posters moron or any other name. Get it? ANY OTHER NAME. Now that the election is over, maybe you could start playing by the rules?
NE12Ukid November 07, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Barbara 7:10 am on Wednesday, November 7, 2012We shouldn't be surprised with this "win" should we? The Book of Revelation is coming true - the end days. You mean the END for Romney and his lies? OR are you waiting for the rapture, Barbara?
bob balmer November 07, 2012 at 01:23 PM
If Mitt won. Would we still be divided?
NE12Ukid November 07, 2012 at 01:24 PM
bob balmer 7:58 am on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 I can not believe it. the world is still spinning. No great floods! storms! the kids still have school! And hopefully we have seen the last of Mitt. now I believe that there really is a god and she is a liberal !>>> LOL, nicely said, Bob
bob balmer November 07, 2012 at 01:39 PM
I bet CC was bullied when he was a kid
Tony Montana November 07, 2012 at 01:49 PM
ALL of the Tea Party nut cases took a serious whoopin last night...lol! Remember"the will of the people" from 2010? Guess what......Karma just came back and bit you! It was your hatred,bigotry,intolerance,fear mongering,Citizens United,and stupidity that sank this Romney Titanic. So if you wanna blame someone just take a good look in the mirror this morning and turn off Fox "News"and" start behaving like real Americans again!
Ellie Enlightened November 07, 2012 at 04:37 PM
I am embarrassed to live in such a stupid state. Wait people to see what you have unleashed.
Ellie Enlightened November 07, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Just by reading the posts on this page explains the uneducted stupidity that is Pennsylvania.
Tony Montana November 07, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Don`t you think that before calling others stupid and uneducated on this thread you should at least know how to spell uneducated?
Alan November 07, 2012 at 08:58 PM
I just don't get it! Gas prices through the roof! Grocery store prices through the roof! Taxes continue to rise! Unemployment higher than four years ago! Welfare out of control! Social Security at risk! Bengazzi cover-ups! What is the Obama plan? I can't wait to see where we will be in four years!
Alan November 07, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Bob Balmer.....FYI - God is spelled with a capital G
Alan November 07, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Wall Street seemed to approve of our Presidential choice today.
Walt November 07, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Alan - based on what? The 313 point drop in the DJIA?
Me November 08, 2012 at 12:19 PM
Vote for Obama was a vote against the U.S.A.
NE12Ukid November 08, 2012 at 12:51 PM
Elections Barack Obama Wins Amen.
bob balmer November 08, 2012 at 01:08 PM
this is funny!
bob balmer November 08, 2012 at 01:10 PM
wahoo! four more1
Alan November 09, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Wall Street fully supports our Presidential Choice! Dow has dropped almost 500 points in two days! Just what my retirement accounts were hoping for...Sorry, what retirement! Under Obama I will be working until I'm dead
bob balmer November 09, 2012 at 11:48 AM
as hard as you all tried. the voters remembered who put us in this mess.
NE12Ukid November 09, 2012 at 12:50 PM
only in some cases
Tara Smith November 12, 2012 at 02:41 AM
SBJ-so, you're saying that all people on welfare are lazy?
cc November 12, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Erin we have heard enough of your rambling that gives people headaches and lets get rid of some of your comment as you do name calling also along with your best buddy nekid aka and his many other names.
cc November 12, 2012 at 01:47 PM
God is spelled with a Capital G, again ne12ukid is clueless


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