Polls began closing on the East Coast after a U.S. election in which long lines and sporadic problems with voting machines caused snags in some key states.
314 million citizens
240 million voters
50 states and one federal district
538 Electoral College votes
This is the 2012 US Presidential Election
The election, which would also see the appointment of a Vice President, officially kicked off in January 2012 with nationwide state level primaries and caucuses, and after a grueling six months, the campaign season now enters into the final stretch.
The event will feature the incumbent, President Barack Obama for the Democrats, against an array of opponents which include, Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican Party, Gov. Gary Johnson for the Libertarian Party, and a host of other third party, independent and mail-in candidates.