November 6th, 2012
11:40 PM ET
10 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.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
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  1. Kevin

    How can anyone get elected when every tv station but one is against you. From news programs morning, noon and night to daytime tv and late night shows, they are all taking cheap shots at Romney and glorifying Obama. Romney tries saying he had a stack of resumes all female to show he is for hiring women and uses the word binder instead of folder and they roast him for it. All day long they throw punches at Romney making him look like something he is not. For voters that don't know the issues and just vote off of popularity among tv personalities they will obviously vote for Obama. Romney is more qualified than Obama is and it's not even close.

    November 7, 2012 02:35 am at 2:35 am |
  2. Gamaliel samuel

    Congratulation to my hero obama, seek God's wisdom and will go from great to greatest

    November 7, 2012 02:40 am at 2:40 am |
  3. fernace

    American people proved "we wont be fooled again"! We wont accept the RR's "leftover" policies from the W years! We wont reward obstruction, or agendas other than moving us forward! Obama has started us in the right direction & we want him to finish the job, not change direction in the middle of progress! Especially w/some1 whose direction was so wrong for every1 but the 1%! Now we must get involved & hold congress responsible when they act like big babies! At least we're going Forward! What a wonderful day!! Obama/Biden'12-'16!!

    November 7, 2012 02:48 am at 2:48 am |

    Thank god Obama won. The popular vote was interesting. I'm glad Obama has potential to be great in hard times. The pop vote loss hopefully pounds the poeple of our once great nation in his mind. We want it back and oh yah Obama u had us all and half got off the buss. The other half still has faith in u to do your part. No heros just punch in and work hard. When u punch out feel good about the hard days work and the hardworking poeple around u. I will some this up by giving him some advise restructure get rid of the free loading fat government. Lean this thing down and prepare your team to hit the gym because the next four years is game time. Your the point guard have the game of your life. UNITED STATES CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD. CHAMPIONS AGAINST ALL ODDS. Tilt your hat and walk out a man proud proud of us all.

    November 7, 2012 03:12 am at 3:12 am |
  5. Ojwang Peter.

    Obama the president you are the strongest,God bless you and God bless America.

    November 7, 2012 04:52 am at 4:52 am |
  6. Agnes H

    Too bad too sad Mister Romney, you disregarded the middle class, preferring to protect your very wealthy friends. Problem is: the middle class people are far more numerous than billionaires... Were you really thinking that the middle class would let you "milk" them with more taxes? HEHEHE... Wrong calculation for a so called businessman!

    November 7, 2012 05:25 am at 5:25 am |
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