Election night: Obama wins nationally, Republicans win locally
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Election night 2012 unfolded more or less as planned, giving both parties something to celebrate despite the biggest prize of the evening going to President Barack Obama for his reelection to a second term.
On Long Island, Republicans swept all but one State Senate race, with the remaining contest still too close to call. Republicans fared well in State Assembly races as well.