President Obama Re-Elected
- President obama is projected to have won a second term in office.
The crowd at his victory rally in chicago went wild when the news broke that the president was re-elected.
President Obama clenched the 270 electoral votes needed after he became the projected winner of Oregon and Ohio.
The President is telling his supporters that they deserve credit for his re-election victory.
Obama tweeted, "This happened because of you. Thank you." Obama claimed the election with wins in Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, Colorado and Virginia. Florida has yet to be called.
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