CNN Radio News Day: November 7, 2012
US President Barack Obama celebrates after delivering his acceptance speech ion Chicago on November 7, 2012.
November 7th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: November 7, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:

  • It was a hard-fought race, but in the end U.S. President Barack Obama won re-election. The president cemented his spot in the White House with at least 303 electoral votes verses 206 for Republican Mitt Romney.  Priscilla Jones was at the McCormick Convention Center in Chicago for the president's victory party:

"I'm hoping that the people that voted for Romney actually give Barack Obama a chance to prove himself. Four more years."


The sounds of victory...and defeat
U.S. President Barack Obama stands on stage with first lady Michelle Obama after his victory speech on election night at McCormick Place November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.
November 7th, 2012
03:01 PM ET

The sounds of victory...and defeat

By Nova Safo and Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

(CNN)  - An emotional day followed the most expensive presidential election ever in the U.S.

But early Wednesday morning, after 1:00 AM Chicago time, supporters and campaign staffers for President Obama could finally breathe a huge sigh of relief; this long campaign and election was finally ending in victory.

There were loud cheers and tears of celebration as supporters like Arnie Filco realized what they had achieved:

[1:23] “We spent the day today making calls into the state of Wisconsin and the state of Iowa, to get people to come vote." Filco said. "It’s a great feeling. Because this election means so much to our country and the direction that we go.” FULL POST