After months of campaigning and billions of dollars spent on both sides of the aisle, the networks called the election for President Barack Obama late Tuesday night.
Though both candidates were extremely close in the popular vote, the president powered to a strong victory, winning key battleground states including Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia. Gov. Mitt Romney had closed the gap in recent weeks in Pennsylvania, but was unable to pull out a victory in the state.
The election was the subject of many events throughout Main Campus this semester, including countless voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives at Temple. Campaigning near campus continued up until Election Day, which included a visit from Mayor Michael Nutter Tuesday afternoon.
Both the Temple College Democrats and Temple University College Republicans had worked together in many events including a teach-in on Friday, Oct. 26. The groups also had a debate scheduled between each other for Tuesday, Oct. 30, that was canceled because of Hurricane Sandy.
Romney conceded just before 1 a.m. Wednesday.
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