Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Obama has won a second term

President Barack Obama wins.

Congratulations Mr. President.

U.S. President Barack Obama has won a second term, after being declared the winner in the key battleground state of Ohio late Tuesday.

Obama pulled ahead late after Republican challenger Mitt Romney was ahead in Electoral College votes for much of the night. Romney also had a slight edge in the popular vote.

Obama edged out Romney late Tuesday after winning California, Pennsylvania, Washington and Minnesota.

Obama’s headquarters in Chicago erupted in wild cheers after he was declared the winner shortly before 11:30 p.m. ET.

With victories in Colorado, Wisconsin and Nevada, Obama surged ahead with 290 electoral votes to Romney’s 200.

“This happened because of you,” Obama tweeted. “Thank you.”

In the U.S., the popular vote does not decide who wins the election. Rather, the winner of each state gets that state’s Electoral College votes, and 270 are needed to win.

Obama will once again face the challenge of leading the country with a divided Congress, as Democrats retained control of the Senate and Republicans maintained their hold over the House of Representatives.

Obama wins 2nd term after edging out Romney in battlegrounds | CTV News

Barack Obama Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 8:37 AM
Reply-To: info@barackobama.com
To: Prathapan Gopalan


I'm about to go speak to the crowd here in Chicago, but I wanted to thank you

I want you to know that this wasn't fate, and it wasn't an accident. You made this

You organized yourselves block by block. You took ownership of this campaign five
and ten dollars at a time. And when it wasn't easy, you pressed forward.

I will spend the rest of my presidency honoring your support, and doing what I
can to finish what we started.

But I want you to take real pride, as I do, in how we got the chance in the first

Today is the clearest proof yet that, against the odds, ordinary Americans can
overcome powerful interests.

There's a lot more work to do.

But for right now: Thank you.


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