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Barack Obama wins election for second term as presidentPresident Barack Obama handily defeated Gov. Mitt Romney and won himself a second term Tuesday after a bitter and historically expensive race that was primarily fought in just a handful of battleground states. Networks project that Obama beat Romney after nabbing the crucial state of Ohio.Photo: President Obama embraces the First Lady at an Iowa campaign rally Monday night. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) High-res

Barack Obama wins election for second term as president

President Barack Obama handily defeated Gov. Mitt Romney and won himself a second term Tuesday after a bitter and historically expensive race that was primarily fought in just a handful of battleground states. Networks project that Obama beat Romney after nabbing the crucial state of Ohio.

Photo: President Obama embraces the First Lady at an Iowa campaign rally Monday night. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Can your favorite NFL team predict the outcome of the presidential election? In every presidential election except one since 1940, when the Washington Redskins won their last home game before the election, the incumbent party retained the White House. If the team didn’t win the game, the out-of-power party won the election. But that doesn’t mean the Redskins actually have any sort of predictive power. Our columnist Chris Wilson breaks down the randomness of patterns, illustrated above by the “rules” for each NFL team when it comes to predicting the next occupant of the White House. High-res

Can your favorite NFL team predict the outcome of the presidential election? In every presidential election except one since 1940, when the Washington Redskins won their last home game before the election, the incumbent party retained the White House. If the team didn’t win the game, the out-of-power party won the election.

But that doesn’t mean the Redskins actually have any sort of predictive power. Our columnist Chris Wilson breaks down the randomness of patterns, illustrated above by the “rules” for each NFL team when it comes to predicting the next occupant of the White House.