Four more years…That’s how the first black US president announced his victory, winning to stay in the White house for a second term.
President Barack Obama has defeated Governor Mitt Romney and won himself a second term Tuesday, November 6, 2012 after what has been described as ‘a bitter and historically expensive race’.
Obama is reported to have beat Romney after nabbing the crucial state of Ohio. It was however a tight race as Republican candidate Mitt Romney brought on a fierce challenge. Obama made a great head start with a 265 win in the states of Iowa and New Hampshire, leaving Romney behind with a 191 votes.
Obama hit the electoral point of 274 with Romney at 201, automatically making him the elected president. Ohio has a great history for Republicans as no republican president has ever won presidency without winning ohio.
Romney also failed to win in Wisconsin and Florida regarded as battle states showing that democrats were more preferred. Significantly, Romney lost even in his home state of Massachusetts.
‘We’re all in this together. That’s how we campaigned, and that’s who we are. Thank you. This happened because of you. Thank you’, Obama thanked those who voted via micro-blogging site Twitter.
More than 30 million voters cast early ballots in nearly three dozen states.