Women, Obama, Pot, and the Flag Hair Lady: Election Night in Tweets

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It was the biggest political event of the year -- according to the United States, and also Twitter. We've rounded up tweets about Obama's presidential victory and the historic women's gains; same-sex marriage and marijuana; and tweets ranging from the hysterical to the ranty. Plus: Is Nate Silver now a god? Read on …

President Obama Re-Elected

Women's Wins

It was a historic night for women: 19 women in the Senate as of this writing, and, as the Center for American Women in Politics reminds us:

Women made gains in the House as well, and CAWP reports that projections for the state of New Hampshire has women in all the top spots: Senate, House, and governor.


Next Page: Disappointment, Heartfelt Emotion, Thoughtfulness

Heartfelt Emotion, Disappointment, Thoughtfulness


Next Page: Funniest Election Tweets

The Funniest Election Night Tweets


Next Page: Marijuana, Same-Sex Marriage, and ... Hillary 2016?

LGBT Victories

It was a historic night for Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin (D, WI) ; while same-sex marriage initiatives passed in Massachusetts and Maine.

Marijuana

Colorado and Washington passed initiatives legalizing marijuana for recreational use, while Oregon defeated a similar measure.


Oh, and one last thing: #Hillary2016 is trending worldwide on Twitter tonight.

Did you follow the election in social media? What did you think?

Election Night
Nov. 7, 2012 - Washington, DC, USA - Supporters of President Barack Obama pose for a picture as they gather outside the White House in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Obama's re-election, Tuesday, November 6, 2012. (Credit Image: © Chuck Myers/MCT/ZUMAPRESS.com)

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