Well, what is said to have been one of the most expensive, longest, and ideologically charged national elections in recent memory has ended. Despite a stubborn 7.8 percent unemployment, tepid economic growth, and a growing partisan divide, American voted to give President Barack Obama a second term.
The final result was of little surprise. Since May, when the General election began in earnest, polls consistently showed Mr Obama beating Republican candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney by a narrow margin in the popular vote and with a built in advantage in the electoral college. In the end that is how it turned out. President Obama edged out Governor Romney in the popular vote 51-48 percent, and a wider margin in the Electoral college 332-206.read more »