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The election is over, and President Obama won.

With victories in Ohio and Iowa, Obama secures a second term

And that's a wrap — President Obama has won the election.

In the moments before major news networks called the race, Obama won Ohio's 18 Electoral College votes, according to NBC News and Fox News. In addition, he won Iowa's six Electoral College votes, according to NBC News and CNN. And in further bad news for Mitt Romney, The Denver Post projected that Obama won the battleground state of Colorado, earning another 10 electoral votes.

According to battleground projections, Obama has won 284 Electoral College votes, 14 more than the 270 needed to win the presidency.

 Here, some reactions from the Twitterverse, including from the president himself:

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2012

SEE MORE: Election Day in America: The world reacts

— Matt K. Lewis (@mattklewis) November 7, 2012

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) November 7, 2012

SEE MORE: Obama wins New Hampshire and Wisconsin: What it means

— The Fix (@TheFix) November 7, 2012

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