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11/06/2012 07:25 pm ET

Rhode Island Election Results 2012 MAP: Presidential And House Winners (REAL-TIME DATA)

Below you can find the Rhode Island election results for the 2012 presidential election and the state's House races.

The Ocean State has a long history of voting Democratic, as it has only voted Republican in a presidential election four times since 1928. In the past 10 elections, Republicans have claimed the state only twice, once in 1972 for Richard Nixon and then in 1984 to re-elect Ronald Reagan.

In 2008, President Barack Obama handily carried the state with over 63 percent of the vote.

The race to watch in Rhode Island this year is the 1st District House race. While it seemed likely leading up to Election Day that Democrat David Cicilline would retain his seat, massive financial problems in Providence that were not exposed until he took office turned a good amount of public opinion against him. However, the state is so blue that many voters might not be able to stomach the thought of siding with a Republican the likes of Brendan Doherty, and polls ahead of Nov. 6 showed the Democrat holding on.

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