Election 2012 Results and Impacts

November 16, 2012

President Obama became only the second Democratic president to win reelection since Franklin Roosevelt (Bill Clinton being the other), winning both the popular and Electoral College votes. Along with President Obama's victory, Democrats maintained control of the U.S. Senate and actually increased their majority position by two seats (going from 53 to 55, including two Independent Senators). With a handful of House elections still to be decided, Republicans nonetheless maintained control of the House of Representatives with a comfortable albeit diminished majority.