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It's All Politics, Nov. 8, 2012

It's All Politics, Nov. 8, 2012

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President Obama delivers his re-election victory speech Wednesday morning in Chicago.
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Election Day has come and gone, but NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin are still trying to make sense of it all. Was it close? Well, a 50-to-48 percent popular-vote edge for President Obama certainly indicates that.

But the president won just about every battleground state, pushing his Electoral College totals into landslide proportions. And, the Democrats did far better in the Senate than anyone expected.