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Barack Obama Re-Elected President

President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan.

NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you."

The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy.

The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges from both candidates. After a weak performance after the Republican Convention, Romney surged following Obama’s listless performance after the first presidential debate. Nevertheless, the president cemented a lead in battleground states heading into Tuesday’s election.

Barack Obama won Maryland’s 10 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney.

He captured 60 percent of the votes in Maryland.

In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race three out of five times.

Obama’s performance in Maryland wasn't necessarily surprising, considering Maryland has voted for the Democratic candidate in recent presidential elections.

MaryJane November 08, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Indeed!
Jack November 08, 2012 at 06:20 PM
By the time the Government did anything and caught up to my wages I will have a few years of easy living under my belt, then we'll just drop of the Governments dime for a few months and then start again, it's brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration O!
Jack November 08, 2012 at 06:21 PM
I am a Republican and you sir are correct!
Buzz Beeler November 08, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Yes is was a typo. I don't like people who claim to be Americans attacking our military especially when they give up their lives for us and as to your comment about, " Or that was the life of another grunt,". That is someone's child. Why aren't your dinging dirt down at Charles St. at the water main. Oh that's right entitlements. That' is why you and illiterates like Steve are destroying this nation and it's too late to save it. The cancer is our of control. As for Steve you I'll pull out my paper work on you and see you in court for slander if you use that "draft dodger," word one more time without prof. Why don't you ask the county how I've done? One more line of slander and I'm chomping at the bit to expose you for what your are. This time it's for real no more games. With the oher files and what you said as Steve I should have another great day.
HarfordLassie November 08, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Perhaps the FOX viewers should get their information from more than one source. When a 34 year old author and statistician can accurately know the pulse of America and predict every single race in the United States except one using math, it's time to let go of the fantasies of Karl Rove. http://www.thedailyshow.com/full-episodes/wed-november-7-2012-nate-silver?fb_action_ids=10151288321025236&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_ref=share_fblike&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582
HarfordLassie November 08, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Best line of the election coverage- "Is this just math that you do as a republican to make yourself feel better or is this real?"- Megyn Kelly - FOX News to Karl Rove
Steve November 08, 2012 at 07:22 PM
"With the oher files....." LOL What does Michael Oher have to do with this? Old man you make me laugh calling someone else "illiterate". Isn't it nap time?
Steve November 08, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Watching the Faux News coverage of the election was like watching Baghdad Bob all over again.
Buzz Beeler November 08, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Frank, I just flagged your comment also. Trust me this will stop. Your're proud of this. Is this what lies ahead for our country, you and Steve. You violate the terms of use and I'll flag it. It they won't act I forward it on up the chain. By the way, you ever stop and think that repairing a broken water main that disrupts a large part of the city is not important work if that is what you did? Your comments will drive away others and Patch's numbers will take a hit and people will go elsewhere. You see you have become the same people over and over with the mouth and people will get sick of it and stop reading it. Other sites will take over because people will not have to fear being called perverts of draft dodgers among other things. It's a number game.
1ke November 08, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Get real, pal. Being in the military is a job that the dark, imperialist side of America pays for. It is a good living for people who have an inherited stake in it or who are for one reason or another willing to take a dangerous job with travel perks. Really talented people make a decent living doing it and anyone who can hack it can take the option of double-dipping beginning at at relatively young age. The day of the citizen-soldier who saved the country is over, Buzzy-boy. Were you asleep somewhere when the switch-over to mercenary military happened? Were you pissed and had a twenty year black-out? Steve, by the way is a free-thinking patriot and a fine American. If you take him to court, he may wind up owning your house. What county? I thought this was a cosmopolitan chatroom.
Steve November 08, 2012 at 08:18 PM
LOL So what was your draft number then Beeker?
Buzz Beeler November 08, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Bryant, Tony K-12-005969 09:15AM Cavanaugh Courtroom 3 - 3rd Floor That answer your question. You ever accuse me of committing a crime again without prof and I will turn out the lights in your basement. That will expose you and your lies via subpenas and Steve will be done. Right now people like you are bad for Patch because you negatively impact the numbers and that's not good business, Frank and Steve aren't enough to pay the bills.
Steve November 08, 2012 at 08:40 PM
......and that has absolutely nothing to do with you or your Blag (SP?). Is that why the people in the courthouse all snicker behind your back when you show up??
Steve November 08, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Faux News is still trying to spin this. http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/rove-obama-succeeded-by-suppressing-vote
Steve November 08, 2012 at 08:43 PM
LOL I don't even have a basement!
Steve November 08, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Poor Widdle Mittens. He had the fireworks all ready to go off. http://c.o0bg.com/rw/Boston/2011-2020/2012/11/08/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Graphics/Atlas_%20Romney_11-6-12.pdf
Honeygo Hal November 08, 2012 at 08:51 PM
That's easy to understand. Rove started searching himself asking "How would I do that?" and landed on one of his own dirty tricks.
Jenn November 08, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Steve, I don't always agree with everything you say. However, you CRACK ME UP...just saying... I'm still laughing about I don't even have a basement.
Christopher Kidwell November 08, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Al Day, that is a lie. The crime rate has not gone up anymore than it usually does in a recession/time of economic troubles.
Buzz Beeler November 08, 2012 at 10:33 PM
He man, you wouldn't last three minutes in Gold's. At least I have clothes to wear. Remember Brando who made the tee shirt popular not stockings.
Steve November 08, 2012 at 10:57 PM
You got me! I'm naked and in the basement! "He man, you wouldn't last three minutes in Gold's." You're right about that! I am a happy Heterosexual!
Buzz Beeler November 08, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Sorry Frank you're wrong. Draft dodging was a crime and if you were charged it appeared on your record. I was a cop and never charged with a crime. You have heard of libel haven't you? Speaking of cowards are you afraid, scared or just a wimp to use your last name? Come on tough guy lets hear what a man or what ever Frank is? Are you hiding something other than your a coward? You're quote; "You used a fake name when you were drafted, Buzzard?" You think they call that fraud. I know more than you think. I notified the editor and if she doesn't want to do her job I can go to the top! Thought you would like to see this: __________________________________________ Congratulations! Neighbors can’t get enough of your blogging. Dundalk You may not know it, but you're one of our most consistent, prolific and popular bloggers. We just wanted to say we love having your voice on our site! Thanks for helping us make your Patch such a vibrant part of the community. You’re an inspiration to neighbors — and us too! Keep on blogging! email-footer You are receiving related comments at buzz@buzzbeeler.com If you believe this has been sent to you in error, please safely unsubscribe. Questions? Feedback? Send us an email at support@patch.com Patch, Inc. 675 6th Ave, New York, NY 10010 Privacy Policy | Terms of Use And by the way Frank if you associated with the legal system you accused me of changing my name to avoid the law
Steve November 09, 2012 at 12:03 AM
LOL You got one of those e-mails too ?? What was your draft number Beeker?
Parkvillehoney November 09, 2012 at 12:14 AM
just_my _opinion, I agree1000%!!
Steve November 09, 2012 at 12:15 AM
Don't you call them BroBots?
1ke November 09, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Haw haw...I am slain.
BLUE A.A.RESIDENT November 09, 2012 at 01:41 AM
So I say to you Lisa - WTF I thought you were going to start using your brain when you post. Cry me a river and ride off into your life of lunacy! D.B.
BLUE A.A.RESIDENT November 09, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Rob, please don't hurt yourself by thinking. It only uses up the brain cells you require to function on a daily basis. Let those of us who are capable of thinking beyond which foot is the right foot do the hard work. Just go sit down and let us know when you are ready to put your shoes on.
Sonia Dasgupta (Editor) November 09, 2012 at 03:40 AM
The comments on this story are becoming attacks on other readers, rather than adding to the context of this post. While I leave the comments closed for a couple of hours, please review Patch's Terms of Use, under Acceptable Use: http://www.patch.com/terms— "While we encourage people to be honest and post what’s on their mind, communities thrive when people care about each other, and as such, Patch expects all of its users to be respectful of others. This means that whether you are being complimentary or critical, whether you are agreeing or disagreeing with the subject of an article or another user’s comment, you should act in a civil manner and refrain from personal attacks – after all, these are your neighbors." Thanks, Sonia
Tim November 24, 2012 at 04:41 AM
Some food for thought. Seems my first choice for President was the one Obama's campaign manager feared the most, all along. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/55317160-90/americans-appeal-campaign-election.html.csp

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