President Obama wins reelection, Romney concedes


WASHINGTON (WKTV) - President Barack Obama won reelection Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney as well as the weak economy and high unemployment.

"This happened because of you. Thank you" Obama tweeted to supporters' as he secured four more years in the White House. He also spoke to thousands of supporters Tuesday night in Chicago.

The president sealed his victory in Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire and Colorado, four of the nine battleground states where the two rivals and their allies spent nearly $1 billion on dueling television commercials.

Ultimately, the result of the brawl of an election campaign appeared likely to be the political status quo. Democrats won two more years of control of the Senate, and Republicans were on track to do likewise in the House.

Romney was in Massachusetts, his long and grueling bid for the presidency at an unsuccessful end.

Romney spoke to his supporters and officially conceded the raise. He called the president minutes before to congratulate him.

The battleground state of Ohio seemed to make all the difference, as expected. Once NBC News was able to project an Obama victory in Ohio, they were easily able to project the race for the incumbent president

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