The networks called the 2012 election for President Barack Obama Tuesday night, soon after projecting that the incumbent would win Ohio, a key battleground state that Mitt Romney needed to win to stay in the running.
The race is still too close to call in Virginia and Florida, but the Ohio win — plus victories in New Hampshire, Iowa, and Wisconsin — puts the president over the 270 electoral vote threshold to win the election.
Here’s a photo of the crowd cheering the victory in Chicago, where Obama will deliver his victory speech later tonight:
And here’s another one:
And Huffington Post reporter Sam Stein tweets this photo of the crowd in front of the White House:
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