United States re-elects Barack Obama
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Incumbent U.S. President Barack Obama has been projected enough electoral votes to win re-election, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. Many of the major media outlets have called the election for Obama.
Obama's campaign succeeded in gaining the vote in the battleground states of Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, and New Hampshire. Romney won in Indiana and North Carolina, two states Obama won in 2008.
Obama thanked voters via Twitter, posting: "This happened because of you. Thank you."
In the race for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, who helped set up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, defeated incumbent Republican Scott Brown. In Wisconsin, Democrat Tammy Baldwin defeated Tommy Thompson for U.S. Senate and will be the first openly gay member of the Senate. In Missouri, Senator Claire McCaskill defeated her Republican challenger Todd Akin. In August, Akin suggested that women who are victims of "legitimate" rape are unable to get pregnant.
- "Barack Obama elected 44th President of the United States" — Wikinews, November 5, 2008
- "President Barack Obama wins re-election" — BBC News, November 7, 2012
- "Barack Obama Re-Elected As US President" — Sky News, November 7, 2012
- "Obama wins 2nd term as president" — CBC, November 6, 2012
- Jeff Zeleny and Jim Rutenberg. "Obama Wins New Term as Electoral Advantage Holds" — New York Times, November 6, 2012
- "Tammy Baldwin wins in Wisconsin, becomes first openly gay U.S. Senator" — Vancouver Sun, November 6, 2012
- Katharine Q. Seelye. "Warren Ousts Brown for Massachusetts Senate Seat" — New York Times, November 6, 2012
- Lucy Madison. "McCaskill to win Missouri Senate, CBS News projects" — CBS News, November 6, 2012
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