PRESIDENT OBAMA RE-ELECTED! 4 More Years...
President Obama is the WINNER for the second time! With 303 electoral college votes (most recent count at time of post), President Barack Obama has been re-elected to President of the United States.
Check out his acceptance speech and what this means for America inside....
Despite Mitt Romney initially "not accepting" the call in Ohio--which gave President Obama the necessary 270 electoral votes to win--he eventually conceded to our current POTUS.
During his acceptance speech, Mr. President fired up the the audience at McCormick Place in Chicago with promises of a united country--whether he earned your vote or not--an equal country, and a fair place for all.
First Lady Michelle Obama, who looked gorge in her Michael Kors dress, joined her hubby on stage with the fab First Daughters Sasha & Malia, before he kicked off his rousing acceptance speech. And VP Joe Biden & wife Dr. Jill Biden joined them on stage afterwards.
Check out the acceptance speech in full below:
It was a long campaign road. Congrats to the Obamas on 4 more years! Well done.
Interesting election news you can use:
- The Democrats grabbed control of the Senate, while Republicans maintained the House.
- Same-sex marriage was officially voted legal in Maryland, Washington State and Maine. It was voted down in Missouri.
- VP candidate Paul Ryan's back-up plan worked--he was re-elected to his House seat for Wisconsin (even though the Romney/Ryan ticket LOST Wisconsin in the Presidential bid)
- Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is now the first openly gay Senator-elect in US history.
- Despite his long absence and troubled year, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. easily won re-election for his House seat in Illinois.
- Colorado became the first state to legalize marijuana (even without stipulations like medical marijuana licenses).
- Rep. Todd Akin (the "legitimate rape" fool) lost his bid for a Senate seat from Missouri. Dem. Senator Claire McCaskill won a second term.
- There is now a historic number of women in the U.S. Senate as of Tuesday night. After at least 4 were just elected, it brings the total to 19 (it was 17 before Tuesday).
- Obama won all battleground states (and is leading in Florida still at time of posting) except North Carolina.
- The youth vote (18-39) was 60% in favor of Obama, and the demo voted in record setting numbers!