At 11:18 pmÂ ESTÂ Â last night OhioÂ put Â President Obama over the top to win a second term as President of the United States.Â In the end, the President had reached over 300 electoral votes to Romney’s 206 after all but Florida’s votes were countedÂ .
In a speech to cheering,Â Â flag waving, and dancing Â Chicago supporters and to a watching nation the President saidÂ the American people have “picked ourselves up”in the past Â and fought back during tough economic times, and added Â “The Best is yet to come.”
Challenger Mitt Romney in a gracious concession speech told his supporters to “Pray for President Obama and urged the political winnersÂ on both sides of the aisle Â to put partisan bickering aside and “reach across the aisle” to tackle the nation’s problems.
President Obama said that he intends to sit down with Governor Romney in the coming weeks.
Here is how we voted by the states:
President Â Obama won: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Maine, Maryland Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Â New Hampshire,Â New Jersey, New Mexico, New York,Â Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,Â Â Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin.
Mitt Romney won: Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky,Â Â Idaho, Indiana,Â Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Â Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Â South Dakota, Texas, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming.
Flordia results are still not in as of this writing.
President Obama is leading in the popular vote with near 75% of the precincts reportingÂ by 25,000 votes
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Sen. Robert Menendez joins President Barack Obama for the signing of the credit card reform law in the White House Rose GardenLANDMARK CREDIT CARD REFORM SIGNED INTO LAW
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