Top 10 US election quotes: President Barack Obama beats Mitt Romney
Barack Obama defeated Republican rival Mitt Romney to be re-elected as the US president for a second four-year term in the White House. Here are the top 10 quotes from final few days of the election.
10. Donald Trump
'We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!
'Let's fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.'
US business tycoon Donald Trump calls for Americans to unite in protest at the re-election of Barack Obama on Twitter, claiming the US was no longer a democracy.
9. Jay Z
'I got 99 Problems but Mitt ain't one.'
Rapper Jay Z throws in a cheeky dig at Romney during a rendition of his classic hit 99 Problems at a rally for Obama in Columbus, Ohio.
'One hundred million votes and 31 million Tweets later, Election Day 2012 has come to a close.'
US election day became the most tweeted about event in US political history, with a tweet from the re-elected president becoming the most retweeted message of all time on the micro-blogging site.
'Everyday we see your heart and character, inspiring all of us to give more of ourselves.
'You are the leader to take us from where we are to where we need to be.'
6. Poll station worker
'Please excuse the appearance of this place. Two days ago, it was under two feet of water.'
A polling station worker in New Jersey apologises to voters for its late opening. The city was hard-hit by Superstorm Sandy last week.
5. Ed Miliband
'Congratulations to @BarackObama - great victory based on building fairer economy and optimism about what politics can achieve.'
Labour leader Ed Miliband sends out his message of support for Obama on Twitter.
4. Barack Obama
'We're all in this together. That's how we campaigned, and that's who we are. This happened because of you. Thank you.'
Barack Obama thanks his supporters on Twitter after being re-elected for another four years at the White House.
3. David Cameron
'Warm congratulations to my friend @BarackObama. Look forward to continuing to work together.'
British prime minister David Cameron joins in the congratulations with a tweet to ‘his friend’ after his victory in the polls.
2. Mitt Romney
'The nation, as you know, is at a critical point. At a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing.
'Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work and we citizens also have to rise to the occasion.'
Challenger Romney calls for Americans to pull together after conceding defeat to his long-running political rival.
1. Barack Obama
'I believe we can seize this future together, because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions.
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