It was the biggest political event of the year -- according to the United States, and also Twitter. We've rounded up tweets about Obama's presidential victory and the historic women's gains; same-sex marriage and marijuana; and tweets ranging from the hysterical to the ranty. Plus: Is Nate Silver now a god? Read on …
With 20 million tweets, Election Day just became the most tweeted about event in US political history. #election2012
President Obama Re-Elected
Four more years. twitter.com/BarackObama/st…
It was a historic night for women: 19 women in the Senate as of this writing, and, as the Center for American Women in Politics reminds us:
NYTimes calls WI Senate for Baldwin. With this race, we are at 19 women in the Senate…and the night's not over!
Women made gains in the House as well, and CAWP reports that projections for the state of New Hampshire has women in all the top spots: Senate, House, and governor.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I won't just be your Senator, I will also be your champion. #masen
1st disabled woman, 1st openly gay woman, and 1st Asian woman elected to the Senate tonight. Vaginas:3 Assholes:0
If Obama wins, look for the GOP to finally engage in real navel-gazing on appealing to a diverse America & empowered women #current2012
Quick! Make a legitimate joke about Todd Akin! #election2012
MY UTERUS IS CHEERING SO LOUDLY YOU GUYS
Heartfelt Emotion, Disappointment, Thoughtfulness
Now I'm crying.
With loss of Senate & Presidency, what hope is left for America politically?Only Jesus can save us now!
Obama does not lead the gov't I want, but he makes me think it's possible.
So happy my son is watching election returns with me. So annoyed he won't shut up and has a zillion questions. ; )
Heartbroken. My party has to evolve or it's going to die.
Just like them, we nearly lost everything too. Thank you for Obamacare, ACA, I don't care WHAT you call it. THANK YOU Mr. President
Dude. If you waited in line for Chick-fil-A, but didn't vote your values today, this potential loss may be in you.
The Funniest Election Night Tweets
CBS just called Florida for Bush.
WHAT IF I SHOWED MY TAX RETURNS?
For you all commenting on the woman with the flag on her head: It's not just on her head but IN HER WEAVE. OMG.
Just kidding - four more rums! four more rums! four more...oh, I have to teach at 10am. Four more melatonin! Four more melatonin!
Romney could still win this if too many Dems accidentally write-in "Nate Silver" with little hearts around it.
America's Happy Warrior. That's a TERRIBLE superhero name.
Wow. #Obama's in. Dope's in. Same sex marriage is in. An openly gaysenator's in. It's like the US forgot "liberal" is a sweary word.
This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!
It was a historic night for Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin (D, WI) ; while same-sex marriage initiatives passed in Massachusetts and Maine.
Colorado and Washington passed initiatives legalizing marijuana for recreational use, while Oregon defeated a similar measure.
CO and WA made history tonight when they become the first U.S. states to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol
Young Obama would have been so disappointed that old Obama can't celebrate Colorado's marijuana law.
Oh, and one last thing: #Hillary2016 is trending worldwide on Twitter tonight.
Did you follow the election in social media? What did you think?
Nov. 7, 2012 - Washington, DC, USA - Supporters of President Barack Obama pose for a picture as they gather outside the White House in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Obama's re-election, Tuesday, November 6, 2012. (Credit Image: © Chuck Myers/MCT/ZUMAPRESS.com)
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