President Obama on Tuesday defeated Republican Mitt Romney to win reelection to the White House, echoing his historic victory of four years ago, and concluding a campaign in which he vowed to deliver on promises of a more vibrant economy. Obama, who needed 270 electoral votes to be elected, was declared the winner by television networks around 11:15 p.m. At McCormick Place, the site of Obama’s rally, the crowd erupted in cheers and supporters jumped up and down, waving placards with the campaign slogan “Forward.” The Associated Press called the race for Obama at 11:35 p.m.
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