ÉLECTIONS AMÉRICAINES - Mitt Romney avait prévu un long discours en cas de victoire mais on ne l'entendra jamais. Le candidat malheureux à la présidentielle avait aussi prévu de lancer un site internet pour préparer la transition avec Barack Obama. Un site malencontreusement rendu visible.

Suite à une erreur, le site été mis en ligne brièvement dans la nuit de mardi à mercredi 7 octobre, sur un des serveurs appartenant à l'entreprise qui s'était occupé de son développement, SolutionStream.

Intitulé "Mitt Romney élu 45ème président des Etats-Unis d'Amérique", cette plateforme était disponible à l'adresse romney.solutionstreamcreative.com et le site Political Wire a pu faire quelques captures d'écran.

» Romney se voit déjà 45ème président
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La page d'accueil affichait une citation de Romney affirmant: "Les perspectives qui attendent notre pays m'enthousiasment. Ma priorité est de remettre l'Amérique au travail". Un emplacement vidéo destiné à retransmettre son discours victorieux était même prévu.

» La page d'accueil prévue pour le site du "président-élu"
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Contacté par nos collègues du HuffPost américain, Jason Thelin, un des propriétaires de SolutionStream, n'était pas certain d'avoir le droit de commenter mais a précisé que l'ébauche du projet avait été rendu à l'équipe de campagne et était "prêt à être publié". Peu de temps après cet échange avec le HuffPost, le site n'était plus disponible.

La joie et les pleurs après la victoire d'Obama
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  • Après les résultats, la fête

  • A Times Square à New York...

    ...on fête la victoire d'Obama

  • ...ils étaient venus de tous les coins des Etats-Unis...

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Longue attente chez les Américains
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  • Soirée électorale aux États-Unis

    Lorsque l'on a annoncé la réélection de Barack Obama... (AFP)

  • Soirée électorale aux États-Unis

    Lorsque l'on a annoncé la réélection de Barack Obama... (AFP)

  • Soirée électorale aux États-Unis

    Empire State Building, bleu pour Obama... (AFP)

  • Soirée électorale aux États-Unis

    Empire State Building, bleu pour Obama... (AFP)

  • Soirée électorale aux États-Unis

    Lorsque l'on a annoncé la réélection de Barack Obama... (AFP)

  • Soirée électorale aux États-Unis

    Empire State Building, bleu pour Obama... (AFP)

  • Soirée électorale aux États-Unis

    Lorsque l'on a annoncé la réélection de Barack Obama... (AFP)

  • Soirée électorale aux États-Unis

    Lorsque l'on a annoncé la réélection de Barack Obama... (AFP)

  • Soirée électorale aux États-Unis

    Lorsque l'on a annoncé la réélection de Barack Obama...et la défaite de Romney. (AFP)

  • Soirée électorale aux États-Unis

    New York (MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Soirée électorale aux États-Unis

    New York (MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Soirée électorale aux États-Unis

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Des “memes” drôles des élections
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  • Clint Eastwood

  • Ann Romney

  • George W. Bush s'est fait discret pendant la campagne...

  • Le "meme" Skeptical African Kid

  • Mitt Romney

  • Paul Ryan

  • Joe Biden

  • Hugh Hefner

  • Big Bird

  • Pauvre Big Bird...


Les “memes” de Barack Obama
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  • Obama "not bad"

    Cette photo du couple présidentiel prise en mai 2011 lors d'un voyage officiel au Royaume Uni a donné naissance à un nouveau personnage dans la série des "<a href="http://www.ragecomic.fr/description-des-rage-comics/">rage faces</a>" (les visages rageux en français). Ce type de dessins très basiques sont généralement utilisés sur Internet pour raconter des anecdotes de la vie quotidienne, et évidemment Obama en a inspiré plusieurs. (voir diapositive suivante).

  • Obama "not bad"

    Sur Internet, ce dessin s'utilise généralement pour décrire une situation du type "finalement, ça c'est mieux passé que prévu", soit "not bad".

  • Le certificat de naissance

    Le mouvement des "birthers" fait référence à tous ceux qui pensent que Barack Obama n'est pas né sur le sol américain et ne peut donc être président des Etats-Unis. Après plusieurs mois de polémique, en juin 2008, l'équipe de campagne d'Obama a publié une photo du fameux certificat de naissance. Cet épisode du certificat de naissance a resurgi tout au long du mandat d'Obama, et il en va de même sur internet, comme l'illustre cette image faisant le lien entre la mort de Ben Laden et ce running gag.

  • Le poster "Hope"

    Le poster de campagne de Barack Obama fait partie des grands classiques. L'œuvre de l'artiste de rue Shepard Fairey réalisée durant la campagne de 2008 fait sans doute partie des images les plus revisitées de ces dix dernières années et le Web n'est pas étranger au phénomène.

  • Obama sur un skateboard

    Le titre dit tout ce qu'il faut savoir sur ce délicieux montage.

  • Obama VS. Zombie McCain

    Cette photo prise lors de lu dernier débat présidentiel de 2008 continue d'être reprise sur Internet. On y voit John McCain dans une étrange position, langue dehors, rappelant la démarche d'un zombie...

  • Après Abraham Lincoln chasseur de vampires, Barack Obama chasseur de zombies?

    Bof... il est au dessus de ça. <em>* "assez cool pour ignorer royalement les zombies"</em>

  • La Situation Room

    La photo de Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, Joe Biden et les membres du Conseil national de sécurité dans la Situation Room de la Maison Blanche fait partie des images fortes du mandat. Prise le jour de la capture et de la mort de Ben Laden, le 1er mai 2011, l'image est bien assez forte pour inspirer des centaines de parodies.

  • Obama le mage

    Cette photo de campagne, datée du 13 août dernier, a été prise sous le bon angle et donne l'impression qu'Obama tient une boule de feu entre ses mains. On imagine directement le potentiel de cette photo non?

  • Allo c'est Obama

    A quelques jours du scrutin, les candidats levaient des fonds par téléphone pour la dernière ligne droite. Voici comment le 28 octobre dernier cette photo a fait son apparition sur Internet. Selon ABC, Obama venait de réaliser qu'il avait fait un faux numéro...

  • Obama et les batailles de boules de neige

    Fin janvier 2009, les photos d'une bataille de boules de neige entre le président et un enfant apparaissent sur le site <a href="http://www.superpoop.com/archives/2009/Jan/">Superpoop.com</a> … une succession d'images si prometteuse que les rieurs n'ont pas résisté à produire <a href="http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/obama-snowball">des centaines de détournements</a>.

  • Le sourire

    En 2009, Eric Spiegelman met bout à bout 130 photos d'Obama prise la même soirée... et ouvre les yeux au monde: Obama a toujours le même sourire.

  • Le canon à guimauves

    Les images d'Obama<a href="http://www.francetvinfo.fr/obama-teste-la-mitraillette-a-chamallows-a-la-maison-blanche_59967.html"> essayant un canon à guimauves pour la fête de la science à la Maison Blanche</a> (en février dernier) ont également inspiré des centaines d'images légendées et des Gifs parmi lesquels celui-ci.

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Les photos du vote compilées par nos collègues du HuffPost américain
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  • Mitt Romney, Ann Romney

    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney kisses wife Ann Romney after they voted in Belmont, Mass., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney, Ann Romney

    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and wife Ann Romney vote in Belmont, Mass., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney, Ann Romney

    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and wife Ann Romney arrive to vote in Belmont, Mass., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney emerge after they voted in Belmont, Mass., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves as he arrives at a polling station to vote in Belmont, Mass., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Mitt Romney, Ann Romney

    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and his wife Ann Romney vote at a polling station in Belmont, Mass., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

  • Joe Biden

    Vice President Joe Biden exits a voting booth after casting his ballot at Alexis I. duPont High School, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Greenville, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

  • Joe Biden

    Vice President Joe Biden waves as he exits a voting booth after casting his ballot at Alexis I. duPont High School, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Greenville, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

  • Joe Biden

    Vice President Joe Biden exits a voting booth after casting his ballot at Alexis I. duPont High School, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Greenville, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

  • A person walks through a makeshift shelter in a gymnasium at Toms River East High School as they arrive to vote Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Toms River, N.J. N.J. Voter turnout was heavy in several storm-ravaged Jersey Shore towns, with many voters expressing relief and even elation at being able to vote at all, considering the devastation. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

  • Don Dunkelburger

    Don Dunkelburger, of Seaside Heights, N.J., takes a smoke break outside a shelter and polling station at Toms River East High School Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Dunkelburger, who lost his home and was staying in the shelter, said he was not clear on where he was supposed to vote Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

  • Snow surrounds the polling precinct in Terra Alta, W.Va., as Peter Hough heads to work after casting his ballot on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

  • A person walks through a makeshift shelter in a gymnasium at Toms River East High School as they arrive to vote Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Toms River, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

  • Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at the Mauldin Fire Station on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Mauldin, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

  • Voters fill out their ballots under a tent at a consolidated polling station for residents of the Rockaways on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in the Queens borough of New York. Election Day turnout was heavy in several storm-ravaged areas in New York and New Jersey, with many voters expressing relief and even elation at being able to vote at all, considering the devastation. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Voters wait in line to cast their ballots at the Mauldin Fire Station on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Mauldin, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

  • Voters cast their ballots whils others wait in line at the Mauldin Fire Station on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Mauldin, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

  • Joe Biden

    Vice President Joe Biden exits with his wife Jill Biden after voting at Alexis I. duPont High School, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Greenville, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

  • Joe Biden

    Vice President Joe Biden speaks with members of the media after voting at Alexis I. duPont High School, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Greenville, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

  • Election workers help a voter, right, finalize his affidavit ballot at a consolidated polling station for residents of the Rockaways on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in the Queens borough of New York. Election Day turnout was heavy in several storm-ravaged areas in New York and New Jersey, with many voters expressing relief and even elation at being able to vote at all, considering the devastation. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • James Ventresca, left, and Claudia Welch fill out their ballots at Town Hall on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Calais, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

  • Victoria Collwell

    Election Judge Victoria Collwell places a "vote here" sign in the ground in front of the Argusville Firehall Community Center in rural Cass County just before the polls open on Election Day in Argusville, N.D, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

  • Joe Biden

    Vice President Joe Biden steps into a voting booth to cast his ballot at Alexis I. duPont High School, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Greenville, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

  • Scott Brown

    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., picks up his ballot with his daughter Arianna, left, to cast his vote in Wrentham, Mass., on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Brown is facing Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren for the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)

  • Voters check in before casting their ballots under a tent at a consolidated polling station for residents of the Rockaways on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in the Queens borough of New York. Election Day turnout was heavy in several storm-ravaged areas in New York and New Jersey, with many voters expressing relief and even elation at being able to vote at all, considering the devastation. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • Voters line up before dawn at the Washington Mill Elementary School near Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Fairfax County is a Washington suburb and is the biggest battleground in Virginia, which is a key swing state in Tuesday's presidential and senator election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Election workers help a voter, right, finalize his affidavit ballot at a consolidated polling station for residents of the Rockaways on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in the Queens borough of New York. Election Day turnout was heavy in several storm-ravaged areas in New York and New Jersey, with many voters expressing relief and even elation at being able to vote at all, considering the devastation. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

  • US-VOTE-2012-ELECTION DAY

    Voters wait outside the Metropolitan AME Church polling station to cast their ballots in Washington, DC on November 6, 2012. Americans headed to the polls Tuesday after a burst of last-minute campaigning by President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a nail-biting contest unlikely to heal a deeply polarized nation. AFP PHOTO/Mladen ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

    MANCHESTER, NH - NOVEMBER 6: Tom Hoisington (R) raises his right hand along with grandson Tonykus Hebert, 6, after being registered to vote at the Bishop Leo O'Neil Youth Center on November 6, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The swing state of New Hampshire is recognised to be a hotly contested battleground that offers 4 electoral votes, as recent polls predict that the race between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains tight. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

    ALEXANDRIA, VA - NOVEMBER 06: People wait inside Washington Mill Elementary School to cast their vote in the U.S. presidential race, on November 6, 2012, in Alexandria, Virginia. Recent polls show that U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are in a tight race. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

    ALEXANDRIA, VA - NOVEMBER 06: People wait inside Washington Mill Elementary School to cast their vote in the U.S. presidential race, on November 6, 2012, in Alexandria, Virginia. Recent polls show that U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are in a tight race. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

    ALEXANDRIA, VA - NOVEMBER 06: People wait inside Washington Mill Elementary School to cast their vote in the U.S. presidential race, on November 6, 2012, in Alexandria, Virginia. Recent polls show that U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are in a tight race. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

    MANCHESTER, NH - NOVEMBER 6: Voters cast their ballots at the Bishop Leo O'Neil Youth Center on November 6, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The swing state of New Hampshire is recognised to be a hotly contested battleground that offers 4 electoral votes, as recent polls predict that the race between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains tight. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

    MANCHESTER, NH - NOVEMBER 6: Voters cast their ballots at the Bishop Leo O'Neil Youth Center on November 6, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The swing state of New Hampshire is recognised to be a hotly contested battleground that offers 4 electoral votes, as recent polls predict that the race between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains tight. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

    MANCHESTER, NH - NOVEMBER 6: Voters cast their ballots at the Bishop Leo O'Neil Youth Center on November 6, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The swing state of New Hampshire is recognised to be a hotly contested battleground that offers 4 electoral votes, as recent polls predict that the race between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains tight. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

    STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, - NOVEMBER 6: A young boy reads a book while his parent votes in the U.S. presidential election at Carleton Middle School November 6, 2012 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Recent polls show that U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are in a tight race. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

    MANCHESTER, NH - NOVEMBER 6: Voters cast their ballots at the Bishop Leo O'Neil Youth Center on November 6, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The swing state of New Hampshire is recognised to be a hotly contested battleground that offers 4 electoral votes, as recent polls predict that the race between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains tight. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

    MANCHESTER, NH - NOVEMBER 6: Voters cast their ballots at the Bishop Leo O'Neil Youth Center on November 6, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The swing state of New Hampshire is recognised to be a hotly contested battleground that offers 4 electoral votes, as recent polls predict that the race between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains tight. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

    MANCHESTER, NH - NOVEMBER 6: Voters cast their ballots at the Bishop Leo O'Neil Youth Center on November 6, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The swing state of New Hampshire is recognised to be a hotly contested battleground that offers 4 electoral votes, as recent polls predict that the race between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains tight. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

    ALEXANDRIA, VA - NOVEMBER 06: People wait inside Washington Mill Elementary School to cast their vote in the U.S. presidential race, on November 6, 2012, in Alexandria, Virginia. Recent polls show that U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are in a tight race. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

    MANCHESTER, NH - NOVEMBER 6: Tom Hoisington (R) raises his right hand along with grandson Tonykus Hebert, 6, after being registered to vote at the Bishop Leo O'Neil Youth Center on November 6, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The swing state of New Hampshire is recognised to be a hotly contested battleground that offers 4 electoral votes, as recent polls predict that the race between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains tight. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

  • US-VOTE-2012-ELECTION

    A poll worker (L) helps a voter (R) with her ballot in the US presidential election November 6, 2012 at a polling station in Chicago, Illinois. The final national polls showed an effective tie, with either US President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney favored by a single point in most surveys, reflecting the polarized politics of a deeply divided nation. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-VOTE-2012-ELECTION

    Citizens vote in the US presidential election November 6, 2012 at a polling station in Chicago, Illinois. The final national polls showed an effective tie, with either US President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney favored by a single point in most surveys, reflecting the polarized politics of a deeply divided nation. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-VOTE-2012-ELECTION DAY

    Voters wait outside the Metropolitan AME Church polling station to cast their ballots in Washington, DC on November 6, 2012. Americans headed to the polls Tuesday after a burst of last-minute campaigning by President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a nail-biting contest unlikely to heal a deeply polarized nation. AFP PHOTO/Mladen ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-VOTE-2012-ELECTION

    A voter prepares to cast her vote in the US presidential election November 6, 2012 at a polling station in Chicago, Illinois. The final national polls showed an effective tie, with either US President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney favored by a single point in most surveys, reflecting the polarized politics of a deeply divided nation. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

    MANCHESTER, NH - NOVEMBER 6: Voters cast their ballots at the Bishop Leo O'Neil Youth Center on November 6, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The swing state of New Hampshire is recognised to be a hotly contested battleground that offers 4 electoral votes, as recent polls predict that the race between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains tight. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

  • US-VOTE-2012-ELECTION

    Citizens wait in line to vote in the US presidential election November 6, 2012 at a polling station in a senior appartment complex in Chicago, Illinois. The final national polls showed an effective tie, with either US President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney favored by a single point in most surveys, reflecting the polarized politics of a deeply divided nation. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-VOTE-2012-ELECTION-VOTERS

    A voter casts her ballot at one of five machines at the Stonewall Middle School November 6, 2012 in Manassas, Prince William County, Virginia. After a long and bitter White House campaign, Americans began casting their votes on Tuesday with polls showing President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney neck-and-neck in an election that will be decided in a handful of states. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • U.S. Citizens Head To The Polls To Vote In Presidential Election

    MANCHESTER, NH - NOVEMBER 6: Voters cast their ballots at the Bishop Leo O'Neil Youth Center on November 6, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The swing state of New Hampshire is recognised to be a hotly contested battleground that offers 4 electoral votes, as recent polls predict that the race between U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney remains tight. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

  • US-VOTE-2012-ELECTION-VOTERS

    Voters cast their ballots at the Stonewall Middle School November 6, 2012 in Manassas, Prince William County, Virginia. After a long and bitter White House campaign, Americans began casting their votes on Tuesday with polls showing President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney neck-and-neck in an election that will be decided in a handful of states. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-VOTE-2012-ELECTION

    Citizens wait in line to vote in the US presidential election November 6, 2012 at a polling station in a senior appartment complex in Chicago, Illinois. The final national polls showed an effective tie, with either US President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney favored by a single point in most surveys, reflecting the polarized politics of a deeply divided nation. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)