President Barack Obama won a second term in the White House, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney in an hard fought election that served as a referendum on who could better ease Americans’ economic pain and uncertainty.
Unofficial results showed Republicans won seats held by two Democratic incumbents who chose retirement over seeking re-election. Another Democratic incumbent, two-term Congressman Larry Kissell, lost in the 8th District to Republican Richard Hudson.
Seven candidates were seeking two at-large positions. With all 52 precincts reporting, the apparent winners were Christina B. Helms and Mike Guzman, who had 20.49 percent and 18.62 percent of the vote, respectively. All results are unofficial.