Election Day 2012 in Photos

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  • Daily Photo Staff
Nov. 06, 2012
From the polls to the parties, Minnesota votes.
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe canvasses campus with MN United workers to encourage students to vote against the Marriage Amendment on Tuesday in Stadium Village.
Ichigo Takikawa
Masters of education student Reid Anderson fills out his ballot at the Marcy Open School polling station. “For voter ID, the law has way too many questions. It doesn’t really line out how they propose to make any of these changes,” said Anderson, adding that the provisions could make it difficult for students to vote.
Ichigo Takikawa
University student Kyle Thomas registers to vote at the Marcy Open School polling station.
Ichigo Takikawa
Voters cast their ballots at University Lutheran Church of Hope polling station Tuesday in Dinkytown. The Predominantly student prescient draws heavy traffic, as well as complications with election day registration.
Emily Dunker
Election judge Sally Downing, left, helps political science senior Jennifer Maes, right, with her registration Tuesday at the United Church of Christ polling center.
Emily Dunker
Biochemistry sophomore Zaakir Merchant waits aboard a bus chartered by the Klobuchar campaign to take him and other students from Middlebrook Hall to their polling station in the Seward neighborhood.
Mark Vancleave
Freshman Matt Gallik turns in his ballot at the Falcon Heights City Hall.
Ichigo Takikawa
Lines to vote wrap through the hallways of Grace Lutheran Church polling center near the Superblock on Tuesday. The estimated wait at this on-campus polling center was around 45 minutes.
Emily Dunker
Minneapolis residents cast their ballots at Pratt Community School on Tuesday in Minneapolis.
Bridget Bennett
Kids Voting volunteer Sharon Bigot, works the Kids Voting stand at Pratt Community School, in Minneapolis. This is her 4th time volunteering for Kids Voting.
Bridget Bennett
Senior psychology major Kayla Lynch vouches for her sister, freshman child psychology major Colleen Lynch at Pratt Community School, Tuesday afternoon.
Bridget Bennett
Volunteer Nanciann Kuse helps organize phone banking volunteers for the Obama campaign office in Minneapolis, Tuesday afternoon.
Bridget Bennett
Freshman communications major Nick Mertes, center, joins freshman violin performance major Jonathon Winter, left, and freshman music education major Iris Kolodji, right, perform at the Grace Lutheran Church polling center on Tuesday evening. The trio, as well as freshman vocal performance major Alia Jeraj (not pictured), wanted to lighten the mood for voters stuck in the long line.
Emily Dunker
Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak speaks to marriage amendment opponents at the Minnesotans United election night party in St. Paul, Minn.
Mark Vancleave
The Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus performs at the Minnesotans United election night party in St. Paul, Minn.
Mark Vancleave
Sue Conley and JoAnne Pederson celebrate as Sen. Amy Klobuchar predicts the defeat of Minnesota's marriage amendment and re-election of President Obama at the Minnesotans United election night party in St. Paul, Minn.
Mark Vancleave
Murray Specktor celebrates as CNN projects Obama as the winner Tuesday night at the Minnesotans United election night party in St. Paul, Minn.
Mark Vancleave
Sen. Al Franken thanks marriage amendment opponents for their support at the Minnesotans United election night party in St. Paul, Minn.
Mark Vancleave
Rep. Keith Ellison speaks to the crowd at the DFL election night party in St. Paul, Minn.
Bridget Bennett
Senator Amy Klobuchar speaks to the crowd at the DFL election night party in St. Paul, Minn.
Bridget Bennett
Romney supporters gather in front of a screen airing Fox News to watch as states declared their election results Tuesday at the GOP election night party in Bloomington, Minn.
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College students from the Patrick Henry College, located in Virginia, sit in front of GOP signs Tuesday at the GOP election night party in Bloomington, Minn. The three students are all leaders from the Generation Joshua Student Action Team sent to mobilize voters across the United States.
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Kurt Bills, former candidate for U.S. Senate against Amy Klobuchar, gives a concession speech Tuesday at the GOP election night party in Bloomington, Minn.
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Members of Da Band play a song for "Bloomington's finest," Sergeant D. Otterness and the Bloomington Police Department, in the lobby of the Bloomington Hilton on Tuesday at the GOP election night party in Bloomington, Minn.
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Evonne Bak, left, and Kristin Ostrander watch Fox News as doubt is cast on whether the election can be officially declared Tuesday at the GOP election night party in Bloomington, Minn.. "I still hold on to faith and hope. It's too soon to give up," said Ostrander.
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Augsburg student Max Bray celebrates after the announcement of Obama's win at the DFL election night party in St. Paul, Minn.
Bridget Bennett
Jorgelina Melendez waits as election results come in on Fox News on Tuesday at the GOP election night party in Bloomington, Minn. Melendez moved from Ohio two months ago and voted republican in Minnesota.
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Myka Betts applauds during President Obama's victory speech at the Minnesotans United election night party in St. Paul, Minn. CORRECTION: The original version of this caption misidentified the subject.
Mark Vancleave
Jay and Emily MacBride watch Gov. Mitt Romney's concession speech at the Minnesotans United election night party in St. Paul, Minn.
Mark Vancleave
Michaela Mann watches President Obama's victory speech at the Minnesotans United election night party in St. Paul, Minn. CORRECTION: The original version of this caption misidentified the subject.
Mark Vancleave
Nathan Peterson and Rebecca Bolks embrace after President Obama's victory speech at the Minnesotans United election night party in St. Paul, Minn.
Mark Vancleave
Ben Lawrence applauds after an update during the Minnesota for Marriage election night celebration in Bloomington, Minn.
Emily Dunker
Dan McGrath, chairman of the organization Protect My Vote, puts away the campaign materials as the night comes to an end at O'Gara's Bar and Grill in St. Paul, Minn.
Ichigo Takikawa
Dan McGrath, the executive director of TakeAction Minnesota, cheers with his colleague in celebration of the result of the amendment at the Our Vote Our Future election night party in St. Paul, Minn.
Ichigo Takikawa
Leonard Hurrey, left, Jim Smith, center, and Jacquie Smith, right watch as results come in from around the country during the Minnesota for Marriage election night celebration in Bloomington, Minn. Minnesota for Marriage is a strong supporter of the amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman.
Emily Dunker
Debra Fitzpatrick and Lisa Miller embrace as they listen to President Obama talk as the election night nears to an end at the Minnesotans United election event in St. Paul, Minn.
Ichigo Takikawa
Alex Sand, and Nam Dorjee are full of emotions when it was announced that the marriage amendment did not pass at the Minnesotans United election party in St. Paul Tuesday evening.
Bridget Bennett
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