Election commission officials in Egypt say preliminary figures show incumbent Hosni Mubarak has garnered more than 70 percent of the presidential vote.
Officials results are expected to be announced on Friday.
On Thursday, Egypt's election commission rejected a request filed by candidate Ayman Nour demanding a re-vote citing procedural irregularities and other fraud.
Independent monitors and western news agencies also reported multiple problems with Wednesday's election, including vote-buying and intimidation.
The U.S. State Department says it hopes the Egyptian people will build on the experience of their first multi-candidate election when it comes time for parliamentary elections later this year.
A State Department spokesman (Sean McCormack) has acknowledged there were issues with the presidential election, and says Washington will comment further after votes are tallied and the election process is analyzed.