Barack Obama Wins Re-Election for Presidency

President Obama triumphed over Mitt Romney for the title of the next U.S. President. Obama’s main support came from moderates, women and minorities. The upward battle for re-election was shorter than expected – with early takeovers in the key battleground states specifically Ohio and Virginia for Obama. This swing states caused Obama to gain a large lead over Romney – Obama received 303 electoral votes in total to Romney’s 206 electoral votes.

Around midnight, it was announced on all major news stations that Barack Obama was re-elected as the United States 44th President.

Click here to listen to President Barack Obama’s victory speech.

Even though he has his hands full with a national unemployment rate of 7.9% among other issues, he won’t tackle it alone. Unlike past years, members of Congress are willing to settle their differences and handle America’s issues together with the president.

According to CNN.com, Speaker of the House John Boehner issued a statement supporting the President in regards to working with the blended congress to solve crucial problems.

“We want you to lead, not as a liberal or a conservative, but as president of the United States of America,” said Boehner, R-Ohio. “We want you to succeed. Let’s challenge ourselves to find the common ground that has eluded us. Let’s rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country.” (CNN.com)

 

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