Barack Obama and Mitt Romney neck and neck in early U.S. election results
As the U.S. media tallies the votes and projects the election results state by state, the lead has swung back and forth between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Around 7:30 p.m. on election night (November 6), CNN is alloting 158 electoral college votes to Republican presidential candidate Romney and 147 votes to Democratic incumbent Obama.
A candidate needs 270 votes to win the next four-year stint at the White House.
So far, CNN reports that Romney has taken 50 percent of the popular vote and Obama 48 percent.
Meanwhile, CNN hasn't declared a winner in the key battleground states of Ohio, Florida, and Virginia, where Romney and Obama are only a few percentage points apart.