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Barack Obama Re-Elected President

President Barack Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan.

NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you."

The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy.

The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges from both candidates. After a weak performance after the Republican Convention, Romney surged following Obama’s listless performance after the first presidential debate. Nevertheless, the president cemented a lead in battleground states heading into Tuesday’s election.

Obama handily won California, which also went blue in 2008.

c5 November 08, 2012 at 06:32 PM
don't forget the massive income tax increase that is already in place, retroactive to the beginning of the year...
gregorio -x November 08, 2012 at 06:33 PM
@Tony Thanks for asking the questions that need serious consideration from whichever camp one is in. Perhaps the loss of Habeas Corpus, and the NDAA would be an issue common to many.
Russ Sawyer November 08, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Didn't you watch the TV Tuesday night Andy???? Be afraid!!! Be very afraid!! doesn't work on Americans anymore......we are so tired of your scare tactics. Our President has repeated time and time again, he is letting the Bush tax cuts EXPIRE only on people making over 250K. Andrew try this......wait four years and start repeating WMD's over and over.....LOL!!!!!!
Californicated1 November 08, 2012 at 06:40 PM
I'd rather watch "Behind The Green Door", but that's me.
John Ness November 08, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Thank you to everyone who's commented! We're shutting down this thread now.

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