Many political pundits called it, Tuesday night’s election hinged on Ohio. It was the Buckeye state that pushed President Barack Obama over the 270 electoral votes needed to win a second term in the White House.
As the night wound down, Mitt Romney’s chances of beating Obama kept looking slimmer and slimmer until just after 11pm when NBC News projected that the President had, in fact, been re-elected.
“We’re all in this together,” Barack Obama tweeted as he thanked supporters.
Beyond the Presidency, Democrats held on to their majority in the Senate as Republicans maintained theirs in Congress.
As polls close across the country, CNN says is likely to be one of the closest elections in United States history.
The breakdown of voters, according to CNN’s early exit polls, looks like this:
73% white, 13% African American, 10% Latino and 3% Asian.
According to polls taken prior to the election Romney holds an advantage among white men while Obama has the edge with white women. Those same polls show Obama receiving overwhelming support among minorities.
It looks like it might be a long election night in America!
The New York Post weighed in on the Presidential election on Thursday by endorsing Mitt Romney.
In their piece they wrote:
America needs more than hope. It needs leadership. That is why The Post today endorses the candidacy of Mitt Romney for president of the United States.
Scrape it down to bedrock, and Mitt Romney knows that there is but one issue in this campaign: America’s woeful economy, and the demonstrated inability of President Obama to cope with it.
Although it is highly unlikely that Mr. Romney will win the electorial votes from the state of New York, the Post has always been known to march to the beat of their own drum.
Don’t say Hillary Clinton has done nothing for Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Secretary of State Clinton says she doesn’t want the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya last month to be a part of the political “blame game,” so she is taking the wrap for the lack of security.
Clinton said she is in charge of security for State Department employees working around the world on behalf of the United States. She said in television interviews during a visit to Peru Monday that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden would not know about specific decisions made by security for these individuals. She also reiterated that the circumstances surrounding attacks like the one on September 11 that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans are not always transparent right when they first occur.
So far, throughout the 2012 race, Secretary Clinton has said she is out of the political scene.
Honey Boo Boo is one redneck who is supporting Barack Obama.
Jimmy Kimmel asked the young reality star who she would be voting for, if she could vote, and she said it would be Obama.
In a late night appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, the talk show host asked her if she knows who Mitt Romney was. She replied, “no.” Kimmel then told the “Toddlers and Tiaras” standout that Romney revealed on he preferrred Snooki over Honey Boo Boo, so Boo Boo picked Obama when asked to pick between the President and his GOP contender.
Earlier this year; Honey Boo Boo (whose real name is Alana) showed her support for the LGBT community on her spin-off show, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” by saying, “Everbody is a little bit gay.”
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” returns to TLC in January.