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Wednesday, Oct. 7, 3:46 p.m.

Obama wins Presidential re-election

Independent King wins U.S. Senate seat, Yes on 1 takes early lead in Maine

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United States President Barack Obama is projected to win a second term, multiple news outlets report.

In a race that came down to a familiar cast of swing states, the 44th Commander in Chief remained in that position after gaining the 270 electoral votes needed.

In other races, Independent former governor Angus King became Maine’s next U.S. Senator, pulling out to an early lead over Republican Charlie Summers and Democrat Cynthia Dill.

Yes on Question 1 took an early lead in Maine, which would legalize same-sex marriage in the state.

Democrat Mike Michaud looks to be cruising to a win in the 2nd District, according to the Bangor Daily News.

Continue to check for updates in the coming days.