Twitter users react to Barack Obama US presidential election victory

7 Nov 2012

US President Barack Obama

Twitter users from around the world, from celebrities to the not-quite-as-famous, have taken to the microblogging site to express their joy or disappointment at the news that Barack Obama has been re-elected president of the United States.

While Obama emerged victorious over Mitt Romney, a new record was set on Twitter, with more than 327,000 tweets a minute.

A tweet from Obama’s account that announces the election result by simply stating “four more years” and includes a photo of Obama hugging his wife, Michelle, has become his most retweeted post ever, attracting 524,449 retweets and 177,884 favourites.

Here we present a collection of tweets revealing reactions to yesterday’s US presidential election outcome:


Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic