2012 US Election Electoral Votes Results: President Barack Obama wins re-election, CNN projectsBy Angel Cuala on Nov 7, 2012 in International, Politics, United States •
Updated: November 7, 2012 4:10 p.m.
The latest 2012 US Election Electoral Votes results revealed that Barack Obama won the 2012 US presidential election over Mitt Romney in key states on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, Election Day; with CNN now projecting that Obama will win his second term as president, despite having a very tight race in earlier presidential polls.
As aired at CNN on Tuesday night, Barack Obama has won the electoral votes in the key states, including New Hampshire, Michigan, New Mexico, Iowa, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Ohio, notably the most important state to win the elections; referring to the present numbers on their electoral map.
“Barack Obama will be re-elected president, CNN projects.” CNN (@CNN) tweeted minutes earlier, following the series of tweets about their election result projections in various states. Other major news sites, including Fox News, ABC News, and Huffington Post are also projecting the same.
As of this writing, CNN electoral map 2012 shows that President Obama has 290 electoral votes while Romney has only 201, with only a few states waiting to release their actual figures. Huffington Post counts it as 290 for Obama and 203 for Romney. Any candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win the election.
“This happened because of you. Thank you. We’re all in this together. That’s how we campaigned, and that’s who we are. Thank you. Four more years.” Barack Obama (@BarackObama) tweeted, after the latest election map projections were released, attaching a photo of him embracing US First Lady Michelle Obama.
Meanwhile, President Obama is being expected to receive over 300 electoral votes, with Mitt Romney now slightly winning the popular votes in the unofficial election results. On the other hand, the former Massachusetts governor has not yet conceded to Obama.
2012 Electoral College Map
Image Credit: Huffington Post
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