President Barack Obama essentially secured his reelection bid on Tuesday night.
Obama won the key battleground state of Ohio, early exit polls show, as well as other key states including New Hampshire, Wisconsin, and Iowa.
“We’re all in this together. That’s how we campaigned,” Obama said via his Twitter account. He added, “This happened because of you. Thank you.”
After numerous polls, it was projected that Romney would have needed to take a number of these key swing states to win.
The president also took California, which has a whopping 55 votes, as well as Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii. He also took much of the Midwest and all of the northeast United States, including New York.
Romney, however, had a strong showing in much of the southeastern United States as well as well as Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, Texas, Missouri, and others. He took the battleground state of North Carolina.
Florida was the most hotly-contested state and if Obama’s victory was not so decisive, the outcome of the state risked repeating similar events in 2000 when there was a mass recount of votes for Al Gore and George W. Bush.
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