Blogs

Video: The strangest places to vote in America

Neela Debnath

A cemetery in San Francisco, a laundrette and Venice Beach in California are just some of the places that were used as polling stations for last night’s US election which saw Barack Obama win a second term in office.

The election was closely fought between Republican candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama, with the Commander-in-Chief taking victory by getting over 270 votes in the Electoral College.

Obama gave a victory speech which lasted up to 25 minutes and thanked his supporters over Twitter saying: ‘We’re all in this together. That’s how we campaigned, and that’s who we are. Thank you. -bo’. Among his supporters were singers Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Kate Perry who all sent their congratulations via the social media site.

In another tweet, which reads ‘Four more years’ with a picture of Obama embracing his wife Michelle, has gone on to make history by becoming the most retweeted message since Twitter was first launched.

Tagged in: , , , , , ,

Most viewed

Read

N/A

Property search
Browse by area

Latest from Independent journalists on Twitter