11/07/2012 10:40 am ET Updated Nov 07, 2012

Barack Obama Victory Photo Becomes Twitter's Most Retweeted Post Ever

Barack Obama is the official winner of the 2012 presidential race, as well as the ultimate king of the Twittersphere.

When numbers began pouring in from swing states on November 6, 2012, it was soon apparent the current commander-in-chief would reclaim the White House with pivotal electoral college votes. Meanwhile, on micro-blogging site Twitter, posts from anxious citizens reached a whopping 327,452 Tweets per minute, according to the company's blog.

As it became clear Obama would win the night, the president's official Twitter handle posted the following tweet at 11:16 p.m.:

This heartwarming image quickly became the "most-retweeted" post in history, per the Twitter blog. As of publication, the "four more years" message had been retweeted 641,800 times and "favorited" by 217,373 people.

Were you following Obama's Twitter account last night? Do you use Twitter to stay in the know about politics? Let us know in the comments section, or tweet us at [@HuffPostTech]. Then read more about how Twitter might be able to predict an election (here).

[Hat Tip: The Atlantic]



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