US media claim Romney victory

Guardian US editor Janine Gibson, BuzzFeed Politics Andrew Kaczynski and The Hotline's editor Reid Wilson tweeted:

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Can't blame the format. Obama was not good and Romney was much improved.

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Romney needed to do something special tonight. He did. Not race-ending home run, but Obama's momentum could be arrested.

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Romney: 47% remark 'wrong'

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said his comment on a secretly taped video in which he disparaged 47 percent of voters as dependent on government "was just completely wrong".