COLDWATER (WTVB) - The nation's 44th President will get a second term. After a long, bitter and expensive campaign, President Barack Obama won re-election by easily surpassing more than 270 electoral votes. Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney, the Michigan native and former governor of Massachusetts. Obama's path to victory was secured by winning several key battleground states.
In Branch County Romney took the race by a wide margin, beating Obama 9,575 to 6,526.
Just over 51% of county cast their ballots in the presidential race.