Election Day on Twitter became the most tweeted about event in U.S. political history with 20 million tweets. By late Tuesday evening, Twitter announced that there was a spike of 327,453 tweets per minute when TV news networks declared that President Barack Obama had been re-elected shortly after 11 p.m. EST.
Even though Twitter traffic was expected to be high, no one really knew how the popular social media bird would handle the volume that was double the previous high water mark of 10 million tweets during the first of three presidential debates.
In the early evening, when election results first started to roll in, Jay Kranda, pastor of Saddleback Church's online campus, tweeted from somewhere in Southern California: "States are already being called. Its going to get interesting. I hope Twitter breaks. #election2012." more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham, son of the famous evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham, has stated that he believes that America is on a "path of destruction" due to yesterday's election results.
In an interview with CNN last night, Graham explained that the path he was referring to involved, among other things, the legalization of same-sex marriage.
"If we are allowed to go down this road in the path that this president wants us to go down, I think it will be to our peril and to the destruction of this nation," Graham said. more >>
Whether you voted for Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, whether you're recovering from your all-night celebration or drying the tears from your pillow, today's a good day, as Chuck Colson reminded us, to heed these words of the Apostle Paul: "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness" (1 Timothy 2:1-3).
As I record this, I don't know the outcome of yesterday's voting. But I'm sure of one thing, whether the president's last name is Romney or Obama, he will need our prayers, because he and his administration face huge, serious challenges to the health of our nation and to peace in the world - challenges that we cannot overcome without divine aid.
Think about it. At home, the economy is still sluggish, to say the least. We face the so-called "fiscal cliff" and sequestration. Economists and politicians on both sides of the aisle are telling us this would be an economic disaster for the nation. And speaking of disasters, there's the national debt. more >>
With election results pouring in and President Obama re-elected to a second term, according to network projections, gay marriage activists are celebrating three, and possibly four victories in their efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in Maine, Minnesota, Maryland and Washington State.
Although results were not in for Washington State at the time of publication, it appears same-sex marriage is set to become legal in Maine, Minnesota and Maryland.
With 37 percent of the precincts in Maine reporting, same-sex marriage is leading by a margin of 52 to 48 percent. In Minnesota, same-sex marriage is leading by a slight 49-47 percent. more >>
President Barack Obama has won re-election, as Republican Mitt Romney made his concession speech just before 1 a.m. ET. Obama won in the key swing state of Ohio, which Romney needed to get if he was to reach the 270 Electoral College votes to win.
Obama's re-election strategy proved too difficult for Romney to overcome. His campaign spent much of their money on ads in important swing states, such as Florida, Virginia, and Ohio over the summer. The ads focused on presenting Romney as an out-of-touch plutocrat. Obama campaign strategists believed in early September that the strategy was so successful that the race was essentially over. Obama also argued that he needed another four years to finish the work he started.
Romney presented himself as the "turnaround artist" who could get the economy going again and create jobs by running on his experience as a successful businessman, governor of Massachusetts, and his leadership of the 2002 Winter Olympics. Romney also argued that Obama is a failed leader due to the sluggish economy. Obama was too partisan and focused on passing liberal legislation instead of helping the economy, he claimed. more >>
On Monday, Mitt Romney began his day by addressing a few thousand voters in an airport hangar just north of Orlando. By the end of a busy day that included five stops, the former Massachusetts governor soaked up applause from the 12,000-plus who gathered to hear him where his campaign began.
As he composed himself after a two-minute ovation, Romney thanked the New Hampshire crowd, telling them he could not have secured the nomination without their help.
"This is where our campaign began. You got this campaign started," said Romney. "Your primary vote put me on the path to win the Republican nomination, and tomorrow your votes and your work her in New Hampshire will help me become the next president of the United States." more >>