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“Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come.” (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)
“Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back, and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come.” (KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)

Obama’s victory came from constituents whose numbers and political clout is growing Add to ...

The United States didn’t turn blue when 60 million Americans gave Barack Obama a second mandate. Far from it: Much of the country is more Republican than it was four years ago. But support from key constituents in crucial swing-state counties gave Mr. Obama the strategic advantage he needed to win.

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