November 6th, 2012
11:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama wins re-election, CNN projects

Washington (CNN) - Barack Obama will be re-elected as president of the United States, CNN projects. He will win the critical swing state of Ohio, putting him over the 270 electoral votes needed to secure the White House, CNN projects

Mitt Romney took an early lead over Obama with more than half the races decided Tuesday, but the Republican challenger lost both his home and birth states and was trailing in key battleground states, according to unofficial returns and CNN projections.

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soundoff (56 Responses)
  1. Expat American

    God Bless You Mr. President.
    What a great night!!!!!!

    November 6, 2012 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  2. CAWinMD

    Now that Obama is here to stay for another four years, can we PLEASE come together and get something done for the country? Democrats should not gloat, Republicans should not pout - there's no time. Get to work come Tuesday and let's get on with the business of the country.

    November 6, 2012 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  3. cynthia dydek

    as a female, senior citizen, disabled veteran and one of those 47% that your opponent spoke about, and one who didnt want to bail out the auto industry which so many depend on in this region, i want to congratulate u on a second term of office, and being true to the heart and soul of this country. we love you and your family so much.Lets keep moving forward! thanks and lets get going.

    November 6, 2012 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  4. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    He sure has some nice teeth. And a Harvard brain to boot!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 WINS. SEE YA IN 4 YEARS, GOP!

    November 6, 2012 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    God bless Obama, USA.

    November 6, 2012 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  6. O2012

    Great Choice America!!! Obama 2012!!!!

    November 6, 2012 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  7. rs

    To Four and Truth and Ancient- Thanks for all the spirited conversations.

    November 6, 2012 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  8. Ken

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Canada is very happy for you!!!

    November 6, 2012 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  9. GOP = Greed Over People!

    And so far the electoral map looks vaguely familiar, where have I seen it before?

    Oh yeah, that one term celebrity, Nate Silver!

    By all means, keep using those GOP forecasters within the Fox echo chamber, that use old goat bones and chicken legs to forecast election results.

    Continue to ignore science and mathematics.

    Please.

    November 6, 2012 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm |
  10. Thomas

    Hey truth hurts and Friends .

    Please work with our president , we need to work together .

    All the best to you GOP guys and gals.

    See you in three years , till then remember , TRUTH DOSNT HAVE TO HURT !

    God Bless America , All of us !

    November 6, 2012 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  11. Jay

    Time to go back to the popular vote. America voted Romney, the system chose Obama.

    November 7, 2012 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  12. vic , nashville ,tn

    Yes we can
    GOP ready for 2016 Hillary
    Again Bill Clinton and Obama will campaign for Hillary Clinton

    November 7, 2012 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  13. anonoymous

    Somebody check on truth hurts....maybe he's helping mitt write that speech he didnt think he was gonna need....lol Obama 2012 thank you america

    November 7, 2012 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  14. Anthony in California

    I sure hope Truth Hurts and Four and the Door show up and back up all the crap they spewed coming down the stretch.
    Seriously! I challenged both of them to show up with their EXCUSES.
    So... Im waiting. But not for long!!!
    Gonna crack open some champaign with the Mrs after we put our son to bed and celebrate common sense winning out over fear and ignorance.

    Obama 2008 & 2012
    Now lets finish the clean up job!

    November 7, 2012 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  15. Woman In California

    Why is Ron Paul at the top of the Ticker when President Obama JUST WON REELECTION?
    Please remove his comments as they are not relevant. Period.

    Also, thank you to Colin Powell, M. Bloomberg and yes, Governor Christie. I think it was the turning point in the election and changed quite a few minds.

    Obama/Biden 2012-2016

    November 7, 2012 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  16. William

    God bless America and the great people. Americans have decided and its time to get to work now. Cogratulation Barack Obama.

    November 7, 2012 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  17. bb

    Checkmate...now that's how you play chess!

    Let's move this country forward Obama/Biden 2012!

    November 7, 2012 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  18. Jay

    America voted Romney, the system elected Obama. Time to eliminate the electoral college and reinstate the popular vote.

    November 7, 2012 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  19. Dan

    Did someone say " may the BEST MAN WIN "? He did.

    November 7, 2012 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  20. Jessie P.

    So glad so many republicans like me voted for Obama! My family and I just could not vote for Romney since he lied so much. The republican party has lost a lot of people's respect. Let's see if they will win it back on how well they work with President Obama over the next four years!

    November 7, 2012 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  21. AK

    I think Mitt Romney and the Republican party owe it to Donald Trump and Rush Limbaugh for their help and the celebrations for success.

    November 7, 2012 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  22. Bobby R

    If the problems we have today don't change for the better within the next 4 years then Romney should have won.
    Obama didn't help us in the last 4 years why do u think hes going to do it now?

    November 7, 2012 12:22 am at 12:22 am |
  23. Silas Aketch

    We are very happy for victory May GOD add you more wisdom for leading the world!

    November 7, 2012 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  24. anonoymous

    Hey truth hurts.....truth hurts....lol

    November 7, 2012 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  25. Bobby R

    What has he done for this country in the last 4 years?! Please someone tell me what a great job hes been doing.

    November 7, 2012 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
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