November 6th, 2012
11:40 PM ET
7 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
soundoff (56 Responses)
  1. Clark

    The republican party needs to make some big changes to ever get this guy back on their side. To start with stop with the lies and scare tactics. Divide and concur is not going to work. The citizens of this country are too smart for that as we proved in this election. Now let's start to work together and fix the things that need fixed and build on the things that are working.

    November 7, 2012 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  2. Bobby R

    Jay i agree with you completely. A few shouldn't be allowed to dictated the voice of the many. Even if we voted them in. The electoral college was a great idea when we didn't have all the technology we have today but now it should be changed.

    November 7, 2012 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  3. lee73

    Lord Help Us!!!!

    November 7, 2012 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  4. Donkey Party

    Good triumphs over evil!!!

    November 7, 2012 12:33 am at 12:33 am |
  5. Name Omofoman emmanuel

    America, you have spoken...YES!!!!! OBAMA!!!!! 4 MORE YEARS!!!!! THIS IS THE NEW AMERICA!!!!! I WOULD LOVE TO BE AN AMERICA

    November 7, 2012 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  6. rs

    Don't worry- when the California votes are tallied, Obama will be ahead 1-2%.

    November 7, 2012 12:36 am at 12:36 am |
  7. cali girl

    A fat lady is singing, the chickens have hatched and been counted.
    So how come there is nothing but the sounds of crickets coming from the regular rightys on here? truth, myviews, four, Ind., ancient, valetina, and so many others that had nothing but trash and racism to spew.
    And where is the concession from Robmey?

    November 7, 2012 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  8. jakez

    Congrats barrack,love u n ur family.

    November 7, 2012 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  9. rs

    Jay- just on TV- Obama leads Romney by about 100,000 popular votes. Alignment has been achieved.

    November 7, 2012 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  10. Expat American

    the popular vote has shifted to PRESIDENT Obama. It's over for Romney and the GOP.

    November 7, 2012 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  11. bb

    The truth does really hurt...right truth hurts?

    November 7, 2012 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  12. Name Joe

    I know he has done good thing and bad things lets just give him a chance hey the gas prices have not been over 4 dollars gallon in Cleveland oh

    November 7, 2012 12:58 am at 12:58 am |
  13. Name

    Congratulating Barack obama

    November 7, 2012 01:08 am at 1:08 am |
  14. chamberlain

    The most popular candidate wins elections in an organized society such as the U S

    November 7, 2012 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  15. GI Joe

    Mitch McConnell is up for re-election (or not) in 2 years - maybe it's time to put a really good Democrat in there to run against him.

    November 7, 2012 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  16. Name

    Congratulations America for returning Obama as President.

    November 7, 2012 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  17. Name

    Obama won both the popular and the electoral votes.

    November 7, 2012 01:18 am at 1:18 am |
  18. Godisincontrol

    Congratulations Mr. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle – The World is looking up to you as examples.. God will be with you as you seek HIM for wisdom for the next 4 years...God Bless you and protect you and may his face shine upon you..

    November 7, 2012 01:20 am at 1:20 am |
  19. Dr chidi B Ibezim

    For me Obama revived the economic mess created by Bush and republicans, eliminated Bin laden created jobs and there was relative world peace .He deserves to win.Congrats Mitchell and Obama

    November 7, 2012 01:22 am at 1:22 am |
  20. Craig M

    Let's do the right thing and pray for Mitt Romney and his family.

    Obama 2012!!!

    November 7, 2012 01:33 am at 1:33 am |
  21. Gavion E Chander

    I am glad that Obama won, I would rather have him as president rather than Romney... but however I wish Americans would realize that we have more to choose from rather than the right and left. We have other political parties who would like to have the opportunity to represent us. We in our own fear and ignorance allow ourselves to believe that it is a two party race. If we wish for change we should vote in good conscience and common sense.. not in fear, knowing and hoping for the lesser of two evils. This is our own perception and accept it blindly to be as such.

    November 7, 2012 01:38 am at 1:38 am |
  22. Name

    Thank god obama's back

    November 7, 2012 01:51 am at 1:51 am |
  23. Name Alishia Adams

    Unfortunately I live in a state that is predominantly republican, yet 78% of my city New Orleans voted for President Obama......Team Obama...congratulations from New Orleans Louisiana

    November 7, 2012 02:25 am at 2:25 am |
  24. Kevin

    Romney wanted to fix the country, Obama just wants to be president. Romney has been more than successful at everything he's done. He didn't just make money, he made hundreds of millions, he didn't organize the Olympics, he did what someone else who was competent failed to do. In Massachusetts, he did what politicians had been trying to do for decades and came up with the best healthcare system any state has ever seen. What has Obama done? Obama is good at getting elected and that's it. Now in his second term he will do even less than he did in his first.

    November 7, 2012 02:27 am at 2:27 am |
  25. Name Alishia Adams

    Congratulations President Obama from about 80% of us in New Orleans Louisiana

    November 7, 2012 02:30 am at 2:30 am |
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