Obama elected to second term

Washington Blade

President Obama won re-election to the White House for a second term on Tuesday evening, according to major media outlets, bringing to an end a tumultuous campaign against Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Media outlets, including NBC News, CBS News and Fox News, declared Obama the winner at about 11:15, around 15 minutes after the polls closed on West Coast. The victory was the result of Obama picking up wins in Ohio and Iowa, although other swing states remained too close to call.

In a tweet just as the election was called, Obama thanked his supporters, saying, “This happened because of you. Thank you.”

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