OBAMA VICTORY: Iowa Helps Re-Election

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It was not the late-night, down to the wire wait for results we expected Election Night.

President Barack Obama nearly swept the critical swing states and rode a solid electoral victory to a second term against Gov. Mitt Romney.

You can count Iowa as one of his key battleground wins. NBC called the race in Iowa for Obama around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday and shortly after projected Obama would win the nationwide election.

The president won with slim majorities in key states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Colorado, New Hampshire, and Iowa.

Virginia and Nevada weren’t called until early Wednesday morning, after Obama was declared the projected winner.

Only Florida’s totals are still outstanding but Obama has reached the requisite number of electoral votes even without the Sunshine State’s 29 electoral votes.

Two-hundred and seventy electoral votes are needed to win the presidential election. Obama has already received 303. Romney currently has 206.