President Barack Obama was re-elected Tuesday night after a long and grueling campaign against Republican opponent Mitt Romney. He was declared the winner at 8:13 pm PT.
Obama won the Electoral College handily, according to preliminary results.
The President crafted together a strong base on the liberal West Coast and Northeast, and won critical swing states of Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Colorado, Virginia and Minnesota. It is now clear that Obama's declaration in support of marriage equality and LGBT rights did not harm his re-election chances.