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

By: The Huffington Post Email
By: The Huffington Post Email

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 tweet (pictured in the top right corner) 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.

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