Breaking News: Obama wins the U.S. election
President Barack Obama wins a second term in The White House, beating Mitt Romney to the 270 votes.
We are proud to report that Barack Obama has been re-elected as President of the United States of America. After a heart racing duel between the Democratic leader and Republican Mitt Romney, Obama has won a second term in The White House!
In the ‘first to 270 votes’ electoral race, Mitt Romney gave the president a huge run leading them and winning the majority of the Southern states in the first part of the results. Obama then won the Ohio (7th most populous state) vote and subsequently Iowa and Oregon (9th largest state), which took his votes up to 275 – surpassing the required 270 votes.
Making history yet again, we here at E2E would like to congratulate the President on his success, and most importantly the people who went out to vote for him.
UPDATE 5.17am: Barack Obama writes and posts a thank you letter for his supporters, before his re-election speech in Chicago. Meanwhile his votes increase into the 300s as the remaining state’s results roll in.
UPDATE 6am: Mitt Romney concedes the election in Boston with, “I pray Obama will be successful in guiding our nation.” Obama up next in Chicago for his victory speech.
UPDATE 6.38am: Obama arrives on stage with wife Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia to give his victory speech.
UPDATE 6.43am: Obama thanks the voters, congratulates Romney and Paul Ryan on their campaign. He gives a special shout out to his wife and daughters and a huge thank you to, “the best campaign and volunteer team”.
UPDATE 7.01am: Obama wraps up his speech with a massive thank you and is joined on the stage with close friends and family, including Vice President Joe Biden.
President Obama’s message to supporters:
I’m about to go speak to the crowd here in Chicago, but I wanted to thank you first.
I want you to know that this wasn’t fate, and it wasn’t an accident. You made this happen.
You organized yourselves block by block. You took ownership of this campaign five and ten dollars at a time. And when it wasn’t easy, you pressed forward.
I will spend the rest of my presidency honoring your support, and doing what I can to finish what we started.
But I want you to take real pride, as I do, in how we got the chance in the first place.
Today is the clearest proof yet that, against the odds, ordinary Americans can overcome powerful interests.
There’s a lot more work to do.
But for right now: Thank you.