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Opinion | scot lehigh

Obama’s victory will have big effects

It was a narrow victory for Barack Obama, one eked out in the battleground states against strong economic headwinds. But despite its closeness, this hard-earned victory was well-deserved and of historic consequence.

Some detractors are already trying to diminish his victory, but Obama has every reason to be pleased. Presidential elections play out on an Electoral College chessboard, where Team Obama out-thought and out-fought Team Romney.

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