Tuesday, November 6, 2012

CNN Calls It: Obama Wins Second Term

President Obama Wins Over Mitt Romney In Tight Race
by Sarah Hayes of the Forum

In a historic race that looked to be as tight as ever, incumbent President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have taken a second term in office, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan.

Obama received 275 electoral votes. The majority of votes required for a victory is 270, putting Obama five votes over the majority count. The race was officially called after Obama won a number of key states, including Ohio which has been a historical marker for who becomes president.

CNN has officially called Obama the winner of the presidential election for 2012, and all other major news stations have confirmed CNN's call. Romney has yet to officially concede.

Update: Mitt Romney has officially conceded, making Barack Obama the new president-elect of the United States.

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