By The Associated Press | November 6, 2012 | 8:33 PM EST

A voter arrives at a polling site at Makiki District Park on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Honolulu. After a grinding presidential campaign President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, yield center stage to American voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come. (AP Photo/Kent Nishimura)

"You always have two speeches prepared, because you can't take anything for granted." — President Barack Obama, speaking to Denver television station KDVR a bit ago about the fact that he has both victory and concession speeches prepared.

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