Calls from some big states coming in at this hour — including a Mitt Romney victory in hotly contested North Carolina (15 electoral votes) and an unsurprising Barack Obama win in California (55 electoral votes).
Others called by the AP:
— Obama takes Washington state (12 electoral votes).
— Obama takes his home state of Hawaii (4 electoral votes).
— Romney takes Idaho (also 4).
—Obama wins Minnesota (10 votes).
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