The Democratic incumbent took the battleground state of Ohio, which has 18 electoral votes, pushing past the 270 needed to win the presidency, CBS projected.
It has been a long and grueling campaign and the most expensive. According to an estimate by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, $6 billion is the total amount spent on this election, That’s $700 million more than the previous “most expensive election” in history—2008—and includes money spent by the campaigns, outside groups, and independent organizations.
Work is not over for Democrats. The House is very much still in the hands of Republicans. Americans deserve better over the course of the next four years. The parties must find a way to work together to improve the economy, health care and foreign relations.
Here’s what our 44th President of the United States tweets followed by the full transcript of his victory speech.