Editor's note: This article will be updated throughout election night, Nov. 6.
The results are in for Manatee County and more than 140,000 ballots have been cast.
For the presidential election, Manatee County voted for challenger Republican Mitt Romney 55.6% (78,658) , compared to 43.3% (61,195), for incumbent Democrat President Barack Obama.
For US Senate, Manatee County voted 49.4% (68,150), in favor Democrat Bill Nelson over Republican Connie Mack 47.1% (64,994)
For the US House, Manatee County voted 54.9% (74,594) in favor of Republican Vern Buchanan over Democrat Keith Fitzgerald 45.1% (61,271).
For State Attorney, Manatee County voted 56.5% (75,993) for Republican Ed Brodsky over Democrat John Torraco 43.45% (58,407)
In other races:
State Senator - District 26
Bill Galvano (R): 61.2% | 76,989
Paula House (D): 38.81% | 48,845
State Representative - District 71
Jim Boyd (R): 57.1% | 32,880
Adam Tebrugge (D): 42.93% | 24,739
State Representative - District 73
Greg Steube (R): 73.75% | 46,521
Bob (Doc) McCann (I): 26.2% | 15,554
County Commission - District 1
Larry Bustle (R): 61.8% | 18,280
Corie Holmes (D): 38.2% | 11,286
County Commission - District 5
Vanessa Baugh (R): 65.0% | 21,113
James T. Golden (D): 35% | 11,344
County Commission - District 7
Betsy Benac (R): 94.9% | 102,331
Clerk of the Circuit Court
R B Chips Shore (R): 97.21% | 110,943
Supervisor of Elections
Michael Bennett (R): 57.1% | 75,455
Chaeles Williams (D): 41. 55 | 54,939
School Board - District 2
Dave 'Watchdog' Miner (I) 63.45% | 77,328
Robert Moates (I) 36.5% | 44,537
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