President Obama wins Nevada
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- President Barack Obama has won the battleground state of Nevada and its six electoral votes, adding to a victory that will keep him in the White House for a second term.
The President made the Silver State a key focus this election season.
Obama visited Las Vegas several times in the months and weeks leading up to Tuesday, most recently on Thursday for a speech in North Las Vegas.
In total, President Obama visited Nevada 10 times this year.
When Obama himself wasn't campaigning in Nevada, he called upon some heavy hitters in the political and entertainment world to rally support for his re-election.
Former President Bill Clinton spoke at Springs Preserve in early October, encouraging a crowd of nearly 2,000 people keep Obama in the White House.
Days after, Vice President Joe Biden spoke to union workers at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, encouraging them to support the Democratic ticket. Afterwards, he visited with students at a nearby elementary school.
Later in October, pop star Katy Perry performed before thousands of Obama supporters at Doolittle Park in Las Vegas.
Actress Eva Longoria encouraged University of Nevada, Las Vegas students to head to the polls early at an October 23 event. She returned to speak before the President at the November 1 event in North Las Vegas.
In the 2008 election, Nevada went for Obama by 12 percentage points.