Barack Obama won yesterday’s U.S. election, becoming the President of the United States for the second term in a row.
It was a close and hard-fought election.
In the end, Obama and his Democratic party won about 50 per cent of the popular vote, to rival Mitt Romney’s approximately 49 per cent.
Obama comfortably won the “electoral college” votes he needed to retain his presidency.
By early Wednesday morning, with votes still trickling in, the Democrats had won 300 electoral college votes. Two hundred and seventy were needed (out of 538) to win the election.
Romney had 206 of the electoral college votes.
In the days leading up to the election, opinion polls in the U.S. showed Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama as neck-and-neck.
It wasn’t clear who would win.