Once again US President Barack Obama created history and swept the re-elections on November 6, 2012. Obama managed to leave behind Republican contestant Mitt Romney during polls after a tight election battle.
Obama created history by becoming only the second Democrat to win a second four-year White House term since World War II. Television networks had projected that he would win over the bellwether state of Ohio, where he had staged a pitched battle with Romney.
Soon after the win, Obama Tweeted, “This happened because of you. Thank you” to his 22 million followers. The US president managed to win the battle of states, including Iowa, which fulfilled his unlikely dream of re-entering the White House for a second term.
Some the states like Florida and Virginia are yet to be declared and Obama already has 275 electoral votes. More than 270 votes are needed for the White House to be won and it looked like a comfortable victory for Obama. Four years ago, there was a victory party when the first African American president was elected and now Obama will occupy the White House for another four years.
On the other hand, the mood at Romney’s headquarters was dull throughout the evening, as partisans stared at their smartphones, as the White House was slowly slipping out of reach.