Nov 6, 2012 08:55 PM
President Obama won a second term in the White House Tuesday night, according to network projections.
As of 9pm PST the incumbent president and his running mate, Joe Biden, tallied up more than the required 270 electoral votes, with wins in Ohio, as well as Iowa and Oregon. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were leading the popular vote by about 200,000, but those numbers do not yet reflect ballots that were mailed in.
Romney spokeswoman Gail Gitcho told CNN that the Republican candidate was not prepared to immediately concede, but a speech would take place at some point later in the night.
Many celebrities took to Twitter to celebrate, including Katy Perry, Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria, all of whom played crucial parts in the Obama re-election campaign. We've got a round up for you below!
Katy Perry: “DONE AND DUSTED!!!"
Eva Longoria: “We did it!!! Obama re-elected!!!!! Yes!! Yes We Can!”
Kerry Washington: “Wow! Wow! Wow! #Obama2012 YOU DID IT AMERICA! YOU DID IT!”
Ashlee Simpson: “4 more years!! #Obama”
Adam Levine: “That’s what happens when you f*ck with Sesame Street.”
Cher: “OMG ! IM SO HAPPY ! THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT NITES OF MY LIFE !!!! TEARS R STREAMING DOWN MY FACE ! WOMEN WE HAVE A CHAMPION !!!”
Mark Ruffalo: “The American People beat bigotry and racial hatred tonight. The Working Class wins. It is a great night.. I am so proud to be an American!!! I love our country and everyone in it. Even those who do not share my beliefs.”
Mandy Moore: “So F’ing proud of my country and our President @BarackObama!! #obama2012″
Olivia Munn: “Four More Years!!!! @BarackObama is our 43rd AND 44th PRESIDENT!!!!’
Billy Ray Cyrus: “Congratulations Mr President ! Congratulations America …the process worked …and freedom rings.”
Octavia Spencer: “I have a question… is it freezing cold in DC in January? What type of coat should i bring for the inauguration? #Trench or #Wool”
Zachary Quinto: “NEVER BEEN MORE FIRED UP IN MY ADULT LIFE!!!!!!!”
Zoe Saldana: “Barack Obama!!! The 44th President of The United States of America. God bless America, once again!- ZS… We all spoke and our voices were heard. See?! We do have the power to make a change! We voted and as americans we elected our president! ”
Elizabeth Banks: “Wow, great day! Open the champers! Whoo hoo – let’s make sure we win the popular vote too – congrats @BarackObama !! #election2012″
Rob Lowe: “Now we come together. It is time for our leaders to lead. We will do our part, if they will do theirs.”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “We are either hearing fireworks or massive bubble wrap being popped outside! So exciting!!!! #Obama”
Jaime King: “God Bless America!”
Ciara: “YES!God Bless America! We Will Get Better!I BELIEVE!The Economy WILL GET BETTER!WATCH! Historical Moments Dont Happen Like This 4 No Reason!”
Matt Dallas: “I am so very proud to call @BarackObama my president for another 4 years!”
America Ferrera: “Congrats to everyone who voted and participated. It’s what makes our country great. :-)”
Jared Leto: “I’m calling it! President @BarackObama IS ONCE AGAIN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!”
Gabrielle Union: “S/O to all the #Volunteers Poll workers, voters, STANDING OVATION! Hats off!”
Obama will be sworn into office privately at 12pm on January 20, 2013, in Washington D.C. and the public inaugural ceremony will take place the following day.
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