Election Night 2012 Tweets that Congratulate Barak Obama

One hundred million votes and 31 million Tweets later, Election Day 2012 has come to a close.

Election Night 2012

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

One hundred million votes and 31 million Tweets later, Election Day 2012 has come to a close. As the results of the election were called by news organizations, the conversation about the election on Twitter surged, hitting a peak of 327,452 Tweets per minute (TPM). Before President Obama took the stage to address the nation, he shared a special update on Twitter. As thousands of supporters cheered in Chicago, more than 455,000 (and counting) retweeted his celebratory message:

Four more years. twitter.com/BarackObama/st…
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012

While the announcement of results was the biggest moment of the election cycle, there were many other notable Twitter moments tonight:
-327,452 TPM – 11:19pm ET – Networks call Obama’s reelection
-85,273 TPM -11:12pm ET – IA presidential race called
-69,031 TPM – 9:33pm ET – PA and WI presidential races called
-65,106 TPM – 8:03pm ET – Polls close in various states; AP calls races for IL, CT, ME, DC, DE, RI, MD, MA
As international leaders tweeted diplomatic messages directly to @BarackObama, Twitter also provided a glimpse into global politics:

Warm congratulations to my friend @barackobama. Look forward to continuing to work together.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) November 7, 2012

Congratulations @barackobama on being elected to a 2nd term. I hope our countries’ relationship continues to go from strength to strength.
— Mohd Najib Tun Razak (@NajibRazak) November 7, 2012

My sincere congratulations to President@barackobama on your re-election! JG
— Julia Gillard (@JuliaGillard) November 7, 2012

Since the campaign cycle unfolded on Twitter, it’s only fitting that for candidates nationwide, the journey also culminated here. After the votes were tallied, the candidates came to Twitter to share their final campaign Tweets. And so we’ll wrap things up by letting them speak for themselves.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I won’t just be your Senator, I will also be your champion. #masen
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) November 7, 2012

This is your victory – your hard work, support, & faith made it possible. Thank you so much. I’m honored to have had you by my side.
— Gov. Tim Kaine (@timkaine) November 7, 2012

Thank you to thousands of volunteers who gave their time & talents. I hope you will keep the faith & always stay strong for Freedom!
— George Allen (@georgeallenva) November 7, 2012

Tonight is a testament to the grassroots and each and every one of you who made it all possible #txsen twitter.com/tedcruz/status…
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 7, 2012

Reporter: “Was it worth it?” Sadler: “Absolutely it was worth it!” #thankyouTX #TXSen
— Paul Sadler (@SadlerTX) November 7, 2012

And I’m well aware that I will be the first openly gay member of the United States Senate. #Tammy2012 #WIsen
— Tammy Baldwin(@TammyBaldwinWI) November 7, 2012

I didn’t run to make history.I ran to make a difference. #WIsen #Tammy2012
— Tammy Baldwin(@TammyBaldwinWI) November 7, 2012

I spent 14 years serving as governor, and it was an honor. I will continue to be the proudest and loudest advocate for Wisconsin.
— Tommy G. Thompson (@TommyForWI) November 7, 2012

I am thankful for the opportunity to continue to represent the people of #Mississippi in the U.S. Senate! twitter.com/RogerWicker/st…
— Wicker for Senate (@RogerWicker) November 7, 2012

Posted by Adam Sharp (@AdamS)
Head of Government, News, & Social Innovation