President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
He secured the 270 votes in the electoral college needed to win the race.
His Democrats also retained their majority in the Senate, which they have held since 2007, while Republicans kept control of the House.
With Florida’s 29 electoral votes still undecided, Obama won 303 electoral votes to Romney’s 206.
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