Obama wins another 4 years
November 22, 2012 • Angel Rios, Staff Writer
Filed under News
Incumbent President Barack Obama won a total of 332 electoral votes, earning another four years to govern the country, defeating Republican Presidential hopeful former governor of Massachusetts Willard Mitt Romney and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan.
The race for the White House for over three hours Tuesday, November 6 was tied at 162, as more and more precincts finished reporting, for a moment appeared as though Romney might win the election as he acquired Texas-38 electoral votes-around 7:00 pm pacific standard time placing him at 174.
It was only after 7:45 pm PST that Barack Obama was reported on most T.V. networks as acquiring the west coast, consisting of a total of 77 electoral votes altogether.
At 8:23 pm all major networks projected the next president of the United States as Barack Obama, he at the time having over 230 of the 532 electoral votes. 270 votes are needed to win.
Obama did not win, however, by an overwhelming margin. A mere few thousand votes breaking the tie in most places.
“Obama won by a hair, even in states that vote primarily democratic,” sophomore Henry Rodriguez said.
As well, since this is the last time Obama may call himself the president some fear that he may disregard anyone’s opinion on anything.
“This is his legacy, Obama is on his way out, he is going to do whatever he needs to do to make his vision for the country come true, it’s not going to matter what the country wants anymore. Obama has come into his ‘Careless Term’,” senior Alex Marios said.
The country, especially the South and the Midwest U.S. known as the “Nation’s Breadbasket” does not necessarily support President Obama.
“This is the most politically polarized our country has been since the Civil War, with over 120,000 people in over 20 states petitioning the government for a ‘peaceful succession from the union’,” ABC World News on Wednesday, November 14, said.
Either way, whether the country supports President Obama or not, he is determined to press on.
Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America The best is yet to come.