Election 2012 November 6, 2012: President Barack Obama Wins Election & Second Term — Networks project Obama re-elected as U.S. president

ELECTION 2012

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CAMPAIGN BUZZ 2012

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Networks project Obama re-elected as U.S. president

Source: Reuters, 11-6-12

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U.S. President Barack Obama greets supporters on his last night of campaigning in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

1 of 30. U.S. President Barack Obama greets supporters on his last night of campaigning in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, November 5, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing

President Barack Obama won re-election to a second term in the White House on Tuesday, television networks projected, beating Republican challenger Mitt Romney after a long and bitter campaign.

Obama defeated Romney in a series of key swing states despite a weak economic recovery and persistent high unemployment as U.S. voters decided between two starkly different visions for the country.

Obama’s narrow wins in Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire – all states that Romney had contested – effectively ended Romney’s hopes of capturing the 270 electoral votes needed to clinch the White House….READ MORE

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