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06/11/2012 Barack Obama is reelected President of the United States

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Election night 2012 unfolds on CNN

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Breaking: Obama Wins Election

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Jubilation in Times Square at Obama's Victory Election 2012

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The world reacts to the outcome of the U.S. presidential election 2012

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Barack Obama Re-Elected President

The Democratic nominee, President Barack Obama, and his running mate, Vice President Joe Biden, were elected to a second term. They defeated the Republican ticket of businessman and former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
    • Essentials 

    • State changes to voter registration and electoral rules 

    • Nominations 

    • Campaigns 

    • Results 

    • Voter demographics 

    • Analysis