By BVN Staff
The 2012 Presidential election race much like watching a sporting event, had its highs, lows, and at the end, a winner. That winner was President Barack Obama winning his bid for re-election over Gov. Mitt Romney.
President Obama’s victory was in part due to a diverse coalition from women and minorities.
According to exit polls, President Obama won 93 percent of African Americans, 71 percent of Latinos, and 73 percent of Asians. He also took 55 percent of the overall female vote.
He built a coalition of young people, college educated women, minorities and won by turning out supporters with a ground operation to get out the vote.
Before Florida had been called and with counting still going on, Obama led with a significant electoral lead, 303 votes to 203.
Obama appeared before thousands of thrilled supporters to Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” and promised, “that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come.”
He congratulated his opponent and said, “In the weeks ahead, I am looking forward to sitting down with Gov. Romney to discuss how we can move this country forward.”
He thanked those who voted and described his victory as a call to action.
“A decade of war is ending. A long campaign is now over. And whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you, I have learned from you, and you have made me a better president,” Obama said. “With your stories and your struggles, I return to the White House more determined and more inspired than ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead.”
“Tonight, despite all the hardship that we’ve been through, despite all the frustrations of Washington, I have never been more hopeful about our future,” President Obama told the crowd.
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