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“Democracy is not just the right to vote, it is the right to live in dignity.”–Naomi Klein The Informer Wins Court Battle Page 4 • C e l e b r a t i n g 4 8 Ye a r s o f S e r v i c e • Serving More Than 50,000 African American Readers Throughout The Metropolitan Area / Vol. 48, No. 4 Nov. 8 - Nov. 14, 2012 President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden acknowledge the crowd at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Obama Coasts to Second Term By Barrington M. Salmon WI Staff Writer President Barack Obama won re-election to a second term by handily beating Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Tuesday. Obama’s win ends a long and nasty race that up until the end was too close to call. Romney was unable to run the table on the swing states needed to take him above the 270 Electoral College votes needed to claim victory. He had to capture all or most of the 13 battleground states, including Florida, Ohio, Iowa and Wisconsin but fell short. He managed to grab North Carolina and Indiana. Well past midnight, one percentage point separated Romney and Obama in Florida and Virginia. Obama campaign honchos were confidence, saying they expected the “ground game” to take care of business. Ultimately, the nation’s 44th president swept 11 of those states as well as the popular vote. Avis Jones DeWeever never had any doubt about the outcome. “I do believe that the president will win on Tuesday,” said DeWeever during an interview two days before the election. “Substantial shenanigans would be the only reason he wouldn’t win. I’m American and a political Visit us online for daily updates and much more @ Racism and the Election Page 11 Go-Go Mickey Joins New Band Page 30 scientist and I don’t understand why it’s this close. If Romney wins, given him holding back information and blatantly lying and answering both sides of an issue, it would provide a tremendous blow to the body politic.” Ordinary Washingtonians Follow us on One-on-One with Boxer Seth Mitchell Page 32 See ELECTION on Page 8 and on DCTV 95 & 96

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