WASHINGTON — Barack Obama has won re-election to a second term as president, beating back a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney.
Obama prevailed despite a weak economy and high unemployment.
Democrats held their narrow majority in the Senate on Tuesday, grabbing GOP seats in Massachusetts and Indiana and turning aside Republican challenges in Virginia and Ohio.
Republicans were well on the way to retaining control of the House, ensuring that Congress will be divided at the start of President Barack Obama’s second term in office.
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