Celebrations outside White House as networks project Obama victory
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 - 01:00
Nov. 6 - Supporters of U.S. President Barack Obama celebrate outside the White House as television networks project Obama victory. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama rolled to re-election and a second term in the White House on Tuesday, television networks projected, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and overcoming deep doubts about his handling of the U.S. economy.
Obama defeated Romney in a series of key swing states despite a weak economic recovery and persistently high unemployment as U.S. voters decided to stick with the first black president rather than go with the wealthy Republican.
Obama's victory in the hotly contested swing state of Ohio - as projected by TV networks - put him over the top in the fight for the 270 electoral votes needed to clinch the White House and ended Romney's hopes of pulling off a string of swing-state upsets.
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