Obama Wins Re-election With Romney Defeated in Key States
Barack Obama, the post-partisan candidate of hope who became the first black U.S. president, won re-election today by overcoming four years of economic discontent with a mix of political populism and electoral math.
Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney, according to television network projections that show the president winning more than the 270 electoral votes needed for a second term.
Obama was projected the winner in the battleground states of Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Colorado. He also won Pennsylvania, where Romney made a last-minute bid for support to try to derail the president’s path to re-election. [full story…]