Four More Years!
President Barack Obama defeats Mitt Romney to earn another term
After months of campaigning, the 2012 presidential election came to an end last night.
President Barack Obama defeated former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to earn four more years in the White House.
President Obama won the popular vote 50 percent to 49 percent, as of early Wednesday morning. But he won nearly 300 electoral votes, with Florida still not called for either candidate. The first candidate to 270 electoral votes is declared the winner.
At a rowdy Election Night event in Chicago, was met with wild, loud, and long cheers. First Lady Michelle Obama joined him on stage, then left the President by himself to deliver his victory speech.
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—Kid Reporters Natalie Wexler and Coleman HirschbergPhoto: President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage with First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at his election night party Wednesday, November 7, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)