He won, and the word "phew" trended worldwide on Twitter. Despite a hard-fought campaign in the United States, there was never any contest overseas.
Democrat Tim Kaine defeated Republican George Allen in their U.S. Senate race Tuesday, keeping the seat in Democratic hands and thwarting Allen's attempt to regain the seat he lost six years ago.
Newly elected Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she'll go to Washington believing there is a "lot of room for compromise" on the most pressing issue facing Congress: What to do about the deficit and the impending fiscal crisis.
Gambling in Maryland will soon include table games like blackjack and a casino near the nation's capital, after voters on Tuesday approved an expansion measure that generated the most expensive political advertising campaign in the state's history.
Maryland joined Maine Tuesday as the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, capping a tough struggle by supporters that has lasted more than a year.
Virginia's U.S. House incumbents have all won re- election.
Maryland voters have approved allowing illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges.
Sen.-elect Tim Kaine of Virginia says he believes Democrats and Republicans in Congress will come together to avoid the "fiscal cliff" threatening the country at year's end.
David Grosso has defeated D.C. Councilmember Michael A. Brown, becoming the first challenger to unseat a sitting councilmember since 2004.
Democrats swept the city council member election in Alexandria, Va. Tuesday night.
Fairfax County voters overwhelmingly approved a $30 million bond issue to build a levee and a pumping station for the Huntington area, according to unofficial election results.
Voters have returned Democratic incumbent Libby Garvey to the Arlington County Board.
Marion Barry will continue to represent the District of Columbia's poorest ward on the D.C. Council.
Maryland Democrats picked up a seat Tuesday in the House of Representatives after political newcomer John Delaney defeated Republican incumbent Roscoe Bartlett in the state's westernmost district.
Americans already know who their next president is, but the formal process for picking a president extends beyond Election Day.
President Barack Obama's speech in Chicago after his re-election Tuesday night, as transcribed by Roll Call:
A triumphant President Barack Obama heralded his re-election with a call to action early Wednesday, telling Americans that their citizenship doesn't end with their vote and declaring that the "best is yet to come."
The Newseum, which is located on the Pennsylvania Avenue parade route in Washington, plans to offer a special package for viewing the next presidential inauguration.
Republicans recaptured control of the House early Wednesday, besting Democrats in a billion-dollar battle and ensuring that the chamber will be dominated by their conservative agenda. Reacting to President Barack Obama's re-election, House Speaker John Boehner said voters want both parties to find common ground on repairing the economy.
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney split the male vote in Virginia, but Obama narrowly won among female voters as he again carried the state that Republicans had long dominated in presidential races.