US President Chosen by Electors, Not Popular Vote

While millions of Americans will cast ballots for president in November, their votes do not directly send one of the candidates to the White House. That the selection of the president is actually done by a group called the "Electoral College." Americans vote for their next president on...

Obama Wins Florida, Widens Margin over Romney in Final Tally

U.S. President Barack Obama has been declared the winner of the closely-divided battleground state of Florida, four days after winning re-election. The southern state had been the only state still tallying its votes after Tuesday's election, which pitted the incumbent Democrat against Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Florida's...

Obama Wins Re-Election

U.S. President Barack Obama has been re-elected, beating Republican challenger Mitt Romney in a tight race. Supporters of the incumbent waved flags and cheered at the news, which came after Mr. Obama won enough states to reach the 270 electoral votes needed to win the election Tuesday. Americans went to the polls Tuesday, some...