Last night, the American people re-elected Barack Obama as 44th president of the United States. The electoral count stands at 303-Obama, 206-Romney. Florida has yet to call the presidential race, however with 100 percent of precincts reporting, Obama is in the lead. Should he win the hold-out state, that would bring his electoral total to 332. Only 270 electors constitute the necessary majority in the electoral college.
Democrats have reason to celebrate. Not only did their candidate re-take the presidency, they also managed to hold their number of seats in the House and gain two seats in the Senate.
Republicans maintain a majority in the House, 234 to 194. However, this comes as a bitter consolation to some GOP adherents. Donald Trump went so far as to tweet calling for a “revolution in this country.”
Obama and Romney chose a more gracious approach to the democratic process.
“We may have battled fiercely, but it’s only because we love this country deeply and we care so strongly about its future…In the weeks ahead, I also look forward to sitting down with Governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward,” said Obama in his victory speech early Wednesday morning.
“This is a time of great challenges for America, and I pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation,” said Romney in his concession speech shortly before.