Barack Obama Defeats Mitt Romney
President Barack Obama defeated Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney earlier tonight to earn another four years in the White House.
As it stands right now, Barack Obama has 303 electoral votes, while Mitt Romney has 206. Once Ohio (a key battleground state) was given to Obama, the major TV networks declared that President Obama had won the election.
Florida, which was such a crucial state in the 2000 Presidential election, still hasn't been decided as of yet. As of this late hour, 50% of Florida's votes have gone to President Obama, while 49% have gone to Mitt Romney. The fate of Florida no longer matters, however, as President Obama will still win without Florida.
As of this second, the popular vote looks like this:
Barack Obama - 54,171,659 votes
Mitt Romney - 53,367,097 votes
Mitt Romney led the popular vote for a great deal of the evening before relinquishing his lead in the later hours.
In other news, the Democrats held the Senate while the Republicans held the House of Representatives.
In exit polls, voters revealed that the economy remains their top concern.
The national unemployment rate is close to 8%, the country has posted a number of trillion dollar deficits in a row and the national debt is well over $16 trillion.
On top of all of that, the "fiscal cliff" looms large and threatens to send the economy back into a recession. Will the Democrats and Republicans be able to fashion a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" after a vicious and mean election battle?
One thing is for certain - the next four years are likely to be every bit as bitter and contentious as the last four.
Filed under: General Knowledge
8 COMMENTS - What Say You?
Comment by Matthew on November 07, 2012 @ 4:46 am
Further proof that an election can be bought with a government credit card!
Comment by alan on November 07, 2012 @ 2:04 pm
Do you know why Florida stil has not declared?
Comment by Rochelle Culver on November 07, 2012 @ 6:47 pm
If Republicians care about our country as they claim that they do; then , President Obama should not the bitter contentious four years as he did in the last four. He would be aboule to avoid a fiscal cliff and many other key components.
Comment by Dan on November 07, 2012 @ 9:16 pm
Go figure, a real literary genius commenting on poor Obama and what he endures as he racks up 6 trillion in debt over 4 years
Way to go scholar
Comment by Margie on November 22, 2012 @ 4:25 pm
Well another 4 years of more of the same problems ,and worse . You people voted him in . And wait there is more taxes less money in medicare social securty will be gone and god help our seniors . Half he people don't pay taxes so its up to the rest of us to pay for illigals . He made a deal with the devil . I hope he is happy . And as for the people that voted for him , his wife should enjoy all her vacations on tax payers money while people are losing their homes , homeless are starving , and well i don't have to tell you about new york . All these promises , i don't know how he can live with himself . CHRISTIAN ,,,,,AH DON't think so . More on the muslim side .white people you deserve what ever he dishes out .
Comment by Andry on December 07, 2012 @ 9:45 am
Fair question, Paul. I don't have the aewsnr but the past several are all starting to look alike, aren't they? No doubt Romney would carry the GOP banner and continue supporting the wealthy and controlling corporate interests. He knows where his bread is buttered and he respects that. In light of his flip-flopping past he does not appear to be principled so much as politically strategic. And then there is the Mormon thing.What do you think he would be like as president?
Comment by Avto on December 07, 2012 @ 11:54 am
That might be, ken; but in this case, he looks to be attempting to apapsee his anti-war followers and war critics, without actually implementing any actual, meaningful change; not without leaving him an "out". I think Obama might be serious enough about his legacy, that he's trying to come to terms with the reality that what the Bush Administration was doing might not be so partisanly whacked out, after all.
Comment by Adriane on December 09, 2012 @ 4:47 am
Ahab I'm about halfway thrguoh The Obama Syndrome I'm going to have to finish it and think about it while verifying a few of the sources during the next couple of days. Initial prognosis: very troubling. The author clearly believes Obama was a smooth-talking puppet of the powers-that-be long before he won the election. His argument is fairly compelling.
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