Friday November 27, 2020

Obama re-elected: how it unfolded

Obama played hoops, Romney ate burgers. Analysts asked who would be a better president in a zombie invasion. And Paddy Power called victory for Obama first.

7th November, 2012
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Barack Obama hugs his wife Michelle as victory becomes certain. This picture was tweeted by the president's account as the TV networks declared the election in his favour.

As America went to the polls to re-elect Barack Obama, we kept an eye on the big stories (and some of the quirkier ones).

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**3.10 pm** Barack Obama has not only won the election, he's also the King of Twitter. His victory tweet: Four More Years!" accompanied by the photograph shown here of him embracing his wife, has been retweeted 652,000 times (at last count).

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