Barack Obama Wins 2012 Election, Celebrities React
President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night, the major television networks projected.
Obama, 51, secured a second term in the White House, after prizing more than the coveted 270 electoral college votes required to win office as a result of victories in the crucial battleground of Ohio, as well as Iowa and Oregon.
Shortly before 1 am ET on Wednesday morning, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney conceded defeat, taking to the stage at his campaign headquarters in Boston.
"I pray the President will be successful in guiding our nation," the former Massachusetts Gov. said.
Obama scored narrow wins in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, according to network projections.
Many celebrities took to Twitter to celebrate the result.
Katy Perry: “DONE AND DUSTED!!! The people have the power! Proud to stand by you for 4 more years.”
Ian Somerhalder: “I’m so proud of us as a people.Even people in other countries contributed to this event. A global group hug…Wow. Wow. Wow.”Lea Michele: “Amazing election party tonight at @MrRPMurphy’s house! And so glad we got to celebrate the re-election of OBAMA!!! #GObama”
Eva Longoria: “We did it!!! Obama re-elected!!!!! Yes!! Yes We Can!”
Adam Levine: “That’s what happens when you f*ck with Sesame Street.”
Dianna Agron: “Four more years, and I am so happy!! Does anyone have a picture of the Empire State Building?? I want to see it in blllluuuueee….”
Mandy Moore: “So F’ing proud of my country and our President @BarackObama!! #obama2012″
Jared Leto: “I’m calling it! President @BarackObama IS ONCE AGAIN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!”
Cher: “OMG ! IM SO HAPPY ! THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT NITES OF MY LIFE !!!! TEARS R STREAMING DOWN MY FACE ! WOMEN WE HAVE A CHAMPION !!!”
Mark Ruffalo: “The American People beat bigotry and racial hatred tonight. The Working Class wins. It is a great night.. I am so proud to be an American!!! I love our country and everyone in it. Even those who do not share my beliefs.”
Olivia Munn: “Four More Years!!!! @BarackObama is our 43rd AND 44th PRESIDENT!!!!’
Octavia Spencer: “I have a question… is it freezing cold in DC in January? What type of coat should i bring for the inauguration? #Trench or #Wool”Zachary Quinto: “NEVER BEEN MORE FIRED UP IN MY ADULT LIFE!!!!!!!”
Zoe Saldana: “Barack Obama!!! The 44th President of The United States of America. God bless America, once again!- ZS… We all spoke and our voices were heard. See?! We do have the power to make a change! We voted and as americans we elected our president! ”
Jared Padalecki: “Attaboy. Well done. #fourmoreyears”
Sara Bareilles: “F**k yeah!!!!!!!!”
AnnaLynne McCord: “Omg!!!!! Aaaaaahhhhh!!!!”
Elizabeth Banks: “Wow, great day! Open the champers! Whoo hoo – let’s make sure we win the popular vote too – congrats @BarackObama !! #election2012″
Rob Lowe: “Now we come together. It is time for our leaders to lead. We will do our part, if they will do theirs.”
Billy Ray Cyrus: “Congratulations Mr President ! Congratulations America …the process worked …and freedom rings.”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “We are either hearing fireworks or massive bubble wrap being popped outside! So exciting!!!! #Obama”
Justin Mikita: “IN TEARS! #FourMoreYears #Forward”Jaime King: “God Bless America!”
Ashlee Simpson: “4 more years!! #Obama”
Ciara: “YES!God Bless America! We Will Get Better!I BELIEVE!The Economy WILL GET BETTER!WATCH! Historical Moments Dont Happen Like This 4 No Reason!”
Kal Penn: “Young people, you fought hard & pushed for #progress and this is historic & awesome! Congratulations, Mr. President!”
Matt Dallas: “I am so very proud to call @BarackObama my president for another 4 years!”
America Ferrera: “Congrats to everyone who voted and participated. It’s what makes our country great. :-)”
Gabrielle Union: “S/O to all the #Volunteers Poll workers, voters, STANDING OVATION! Hats off!”
Lynn Collins: “I believe. I trust. I love the people of the United States- congratulations freedom fighters! #ObamaWins”
Niall Horan: “Wey hey! Come on @barackobama ! Champion! What a man! 4 more years!”
Kerry Washington: “Wow! Wow! Wow! #Obama2012 YOU DID IT AMERICA! YOU DID IT!”Olivia Wilde: “AMERICA! You have spoken! Women! You have been heard! Young people! You proved them wrong! Tireless Obama volunteers! I THANK YOU!”
Shanola Hampton: “Spending election night with my #Shameless family at @realjoancusack’s home, was an experience I would never have imagined 4yrs ago!”
Naya Rivera: “OBAMA!!!! Can’t wait for this speech. A BOSS always wins.”