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WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama on Tuesday secured a second term in the White House, beating Republican challenger Mitt Romney, after winning the crucial battleground state of Ohio which helped him surpass the 270 mark of required electoral votes, according to projections.
"We're all in this together. That's how we campaigned, and that's who we are. Thank you," Obama wrote in a message on the social networking website Twitter, moments after American news networks projected his re-election. Another message a minute earlier read "this happened because of you," though it was not made clear if it was part of Obama's message.