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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A SECOND TERM
Students gather on the Diag after Obama's win.
After grueling campaign,
.Obama wins re-election
A student watches poling results at a watch party at Bustalo WildW ings on soutn State St.
Students react to
PreSident ClaimS bouncing up and down and waving his
arms in the air upon hearing news that
Michigan's 16 Barack Obamawas the projected winner
of the 2012 presidential election.
electoral votes Montgomery and his wife, Toya, cry-
ing on his arm, had been waiting for
By ANDREW SCHULMAN hours at the Obama campaign's elec-
Daily StaffReporter tion night rally. Now came the moment
they had been hoping for, in which the
CHICAGO - A few minutes past incumbent prevailed, defeating Republi-
ten o'clock here, Chicago resident Les- can presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
te Montgomery paraded down an In his victory speech, an impassioned
entranceway at McCormick Place, Obama addressed the beaming crowd
waving flags and cheering blissfully, and
said that though the past four years have
been challenging, the support of the
American people on Tuesday is indica-
tive of the promise of his coming term.
"Tonight, in this election, you, the
American people, reminded us that
while our road has been hard, while our
journey has been long, we have, picked
ourselves up, we have fought our way
back, and we know in our hearts that for
the United States of America the best is
See OBAMA, Page 7A
By PETER SHAHIN and
A roaring cheer, emanating from
the Diag, echoed throughout Central
Campus Tuesday night as students
gathered to celebrate the re-election of
President Barack Obama.
Four years into a battered presi-
dency, the thunderous outcry was a
sigh of relief for many Obama support-
ers whose hopes for the future were
pinned to the president's precariously
narrow electoral success.
Across campus and partisan divides,
students gathered in groups large and
small to watch the returns from Tues-
day's election. As the night progressed,
See REACT, Page 7A
STATE BALLOT PROPOSALS
K E°n DProp 1: Too close to call
--,""",Prop. 2: NO 59%, YES 41%
E EProp. 3: NO 63%, YES 37%
b ( ~ ~avsssns~Prop. 4: NO 57%, YES 43%
H r )Prop. 5: NO 69%, YES 31%
Page2 AProp. 6: NO 60%, YES 40% SOURCE AP
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