President Barack Obama electrified supporters with his victory speech delivered in Chicago in the early hours of the morning after midnight on Wednesday.
"The task of perfecting our union moves forward," the president said after being projected the winner of the race for the White House over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. "It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope."
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Watch highlights of Obama's victory speech above.