EL PASO — The 2012 election marked the lowest voter turnout in 12 years in El Paso County, according to the county website. Only 46 percent of El Pasoans cast their ballots Tuesday, according to County election results.
Women played a key role in this year's election, as both President Obama and Mitt Romney recognized them for their roles in society. In fact, a record number of women ran for political office this year.
Barack Obama will be re-elected as president of the United States, CNN projects. He will win the critical swing state of Ohio, putting him over the 270 electoral votes needed to secure the White House, CNN projects
El Pasoans apparently haven't been inspired to go to the polls this year, at least compared to the last presidential election. More than 96,000 people in the county voted early this election. Most turned out last Friday.