President Obama addressed the nation and gave a rousing victory speech last night in Chicago, after 1am EST, shortly after Mitt Romney’s concession speech in Boston. While many polls showed the race to be close, President Obama won re-election by a wide margin, capturing the crucial swing states of Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and likely Florida after that state finishes with its count.
“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,” Obama said. “We know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come.”
Watch President Obama’s full victory speech below: