Nov 07, 2012
By Scott Walker
After months of campaigning, and six billion dollars in expenses, the status quo remains in the United States government.
Barrack Obama defeated Mitt Romney for the right to claim the White House as his home address for another four years.
Obama claimed a decisive victory in the electoral college votes, taking the presidency 303 to 206. But the popular vote was very close.
One analyst says Obama was pushed over the top by support from women, Hispanics, African-Americans, and young people. Romney only did well among older white Americans and white working-class men.
Obama faces another term of partisan bickering in the US Congress. While Democrats held onto their slim lead in the Senate, Republicans re-took the House of Representatives.
Prime Minister Harper issued a statement saying he looks forward to continue working with Obama on key issues affecting the world’s two greatest trading partners.