November 6, 2012:
With more than 20 million related posts the election became the most tweeted about event in US political history. The msnbc community played its part in the celebration and the announcement below was shared more than 3,000 times-- just one of thousands of images commemorating the moment across social media.
President Barack Obama won a historic second term, defying predictions that a sluggish economy and an energized Republican party might overwhelm the supporters who propelled him to the presidency four years ago. Read more.