US President Barack Obama won a second four-year term on Tuesday night, conquering the key states of Ohio and Wisconsin to edge out Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Barack Obama won a second term as the president of the United States on Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney in an extraordinarily tight race. Major US television networks and newspapers called Obama the winner at around 11:15pm Eastern Standard Time, based on projections for key battleground states.
Ohio once more proved to be America’s “bellweather state” in a tight contest that saw the two rivals separated by a few electoral college votes when the race was called. Obama’s advantage in that state appeared to seal his victory, after wins in the swing states of Winsonsin and Iowa.
“Four more years”, Obama wrote on his Twitter account, publishing a photo of himself embracing First Lady Michelle Obama. Within minutes it became the most re-tweeted message in the short history of the micro-blogging site.
The incumbent also thanked his supporters: “We’re all in this together. That’s how we campaigned, and that’s who we are.”