President Barack Obama has now joined an illustrious gathering of Presidents of the United States of America who have served two terms in office.
President Obama who has served as the 44th President of The United States of America, is following sixteen other presidents who have done so, three of these, however, not finishing the second term, due to resignation and two assassinations.
Presidents of late who have secured second terms include Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.
Today, election day, the president secured his second term in what has been described as the most expensive, least informative, least inspiring presidential election since TV took over politics in the Kennedy-Nixon race of 1960, so says the Huffington post.
Estimates of the cost of the 2012 US Presidential elections have been predicted to be ranging at about US$6 billion dollars, according to The Center for Responsive Politics, this shatters the previous record by more than $700 million.
Obama managed the win in the closely fought campaign against Republican Mitt Romney, who was a formidable challenger, but somewhat wavering in his beliefs and ideals.
After the final tally of votes for the Presidency, Obama won a whooping 332 electoral votes though only 270 were needed. Romney on the other hand won 206 electoral votes.
States won by each candidate.
Obama: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Hawaii, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida.
Romney: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alaska.