Romney Loses Home States - Democrats Hold On
President Barack Obama gets four more years in the White House, after winning Tuesday's national election. The victory was called by most news networks shortly after 11 p.m.
Obama had small leads in most of the battleground states including Ohio, said to be the crucial pin to victory.
The President won the popular vote by about 1.4 million and a decisive majority of the Electoral College vote with 308 for Obama and 206 garnered for Romney.
From his home city of Chicago, Obama Tweeted, "We're all in this together. That's how we campaigned, and that' who we are."
The Republican Party became the first party since 1972 to lose both candidates' home states since McGovern and Shriver lost in 1972. Mitt Romney lost Michigan, his birth state, and Massachusetts, his current state. Running mate Paul Ryan's lost the vote of his native state of Wisconsin.
Ryan did win reelection to his House seat in Wisconsin.
At 12:55 a.m. Wednesday Romney told supporters, “This is a time of great challenges for America and I pray the President is successful in guiding our nation,” And added, “We look to Democrats and Republicans in government at all levels to put the people before politics.”
In Florida, Obama won the votes of the African-Americans, young people and Latinos, segments the Republican party seems to have neglected.