Putting speculations to rest, President Barack Obama has been reelected as the 44th President of USA. Obama’s win in the key state of Ohio seemed to clinch the situation with wins in Wisconsin and Iowa adding power to Democrats. About 11:30 a.m. Obama crossed the 270-electoral-seats hurdle and was elected a second time for the White House. He immediately sent a post on Twitter to his supporters: “This happened because of you. Thank you. We’re all in this together. That’s how we campaigned, and that’s who we are. Thank you. –bo”
On the other side of things, at around 12:55 a.m., Mitt Romney told a crowd of his supporters in Boston: “I have just called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory … I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead this country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader.” Emphasizing that the woes of America are hardly over and Obama would have to live up to his promises, Romney told the crowd, “This is a time for great challenges for America, and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation.” The latest update shows the tally of electoral seats at 303 for Obama and 206 for Romney.
An email sent by Obama to his supporters following his win indicated that standing by his promises was his major concern. He told his supporters, “I want you to know that this wasn’t fate, and it wasn’t an accident. You made this happen … I will spend the rest of my presidency honoring your support.”
In the email statement issued to his supporters after he crossed 270 electoral seats, Obama said that his reelection was the “clearest proof yet that, against the odds, ordinary Americans can overcome powerful interests.”
Echoing the President’s belief in the electorate, ordinary Americans voted across the nation to show that they are not in favor of any single political party being in absolute control of both the House and the Senate. While the Senate went overwhelmingly to Democrats, the same electorate gave Republicans their highest number of governor seats since 2000, totaling 30 until now.