After months of campaigning, countless political ads and three televised debates, it all came down to one day when Americans could let their voice be heard. And Americans chose to give President Barack Obama four more years in office. The president swept the swing states, garnering 303 electoral, needing only 270 to win the election.
In his victory speech at Chicago’s McCormick Place, President Obama thanked his family and supporters, while addressing a divided nation.
Said the president: “I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We’re not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are, and forever will be, the United States of America.”