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Presidential Election: What Hollywood Is Saying

UPDATED: Ricky Gervais, Bill Maher, Conan O'Brien, Carson Daly and Jimmy Kimmel were among the celebrities weighing in on Election Day during the presidential race.
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It was President Obama vs. Mitt Romney on Election Day, but it was Hollywood who wasn't shy about letting its voice be heard.

While many in the industry urged people to vote and encouraged those waiting in long lines to stay put, others took the opportunity to crack jokes. Late-night host Conan O'Brien tweeted Tuesday evening: "Regardless of who you're voting for today, do the right thing & write me in for Michigan Drain Commissioner. The madness must stop."

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As of 6:15 p.m. PST, several races were called, with Obama winning the swing state of Pennsylvania as well as Vermont, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Washington, D.C., Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Maine and New York, and Romney taking North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Minutes later, Obama was projected to be the winner of swing state Wisconsin.

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At around 8:15 p.m. PST, Fox News, CNN and MSNBC projected Obama as the winner of key swing state Ohio, pushing the president over the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. Obama supporter Beyonce posted the message "Take that Mitches" on her Tumblr, and others in the industry shared their thoughts online as well.

Here is what Hollywood is saying on Election Day, including moments after Obama won re-election:

Aaron Couch contributed to this report.