Barack Obama re-elected president
Barack Obama has thanked the American people after he was elected to the presidency for a second term
Though he was re-elected with a reduced margin of victory, he still won comfortably thanks to narrow wins in Ohio, Virginia, Nevada and Colorado.
After walking out with his wife and two daughters in Chicago, Mr Obama said the American people rise or fall together as one nation.
“Tonight more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward,” he said.
“Tonight in this election you the American people reminded us of while our road has been hard, while our journey has been hard, we have picked ourselves up,