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.
Joe Moody, who beat Dee Margo four years ago for state representative district 78, then lost to Margo two years ago, again defeated his longtime opponent Tuesday night and will return to Austin for two years.
Barack Obama will be re-elected as president of the United States, NBC News projects. He will win the critical swing state of Ohio, putting him over the 270 electoral votes needed to secure the White House, NBC projects.