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When Do We Find Out Who Won the Presidential Election 2012?

Minnesota's voting continues until 8 p.m. Central, but some polls in the East close two hours earlier and could give first clues as to whether Obama or Romney will win.

How soon will we get results from the presidential election?

Voters in Mendota Heights and across Minnesota have until 8 p.m. to be in line at polling places to cast their Election 2012 ballots. But voting in other key states ends almost two hours earlier.

Exit polling from the East Coast could provide an early indication of whether President Obama or Mitt Romney will win the White House.

The most important state likely to have the earliest results is Virginia, where polls close when clocks strike 6 p.m. in Minnesota. 

Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls.

Nevada and Iowa, which could be pivotal swing states, close voting at 9 p.m. 

Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.

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