President Obama Holds On to Second Term In Close Race (VIDEO)
Matt | On 07, Nov 2012
Last night was NERVE-WRACKING for a lot of the people I follow in social media.
President Obama came through with the win over Republican challenger Mitt Romney in a hard-fought and testy race. America watched as Mitt Romney’s third bid to become the leader of the nation went down in flames.
Here are a few quick stats about the president’s victory:
- Electoral votes: Obama (303) vs. Romney (206) — as of 8:00 p.m. ET Nov. 7
- Popular votes: Obama (60.5 million) vs Romney (57.7 million) — as of 8:00 p.m. ET Nov. 7
- Battlegrounds won: Obama won all of the battleground states that CNN outlined, including Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Florida. Romney only carried North Carolina, which had previously been seen as a battleground.
- Time of defeat: MSNBC called Ohio as an Obama win at 11:12 p.m. ET on Nov. 6, thus carrying him over the mark of 270 electoral votes.
Check out the president’s victory speech in Chicago. He seemed much more fired up and ready to move forward with his second term. It’s going to be an interesting road for him, but thankfully this election is over.