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Four more years

Videos: The moment US TV networks called the election for Obama

As the networks called the state of Ohio for Obama, they called the election for the US President. Watch how it unfolded…

IT WAS NOT the long night that some anticipated but the US television networks kept their powder dry until around 4am Irish time when they finally called the swing state of Ohio and the election for Barack Obama.

The debacle of the mis-calling of Florida in 2000 has meant that networks have utterly changed how they make projections on election night so that they are more accurate and ultimately correct.

So here’s how the dramatic moment that it was confirmed Obama had secured a second term as president unfolded across the major TV channels in the United States:

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Meanwhile, over on Fox News…

There was some debate as to whether their placing of Ohio in the Obama column was the right call with former George W Bush advisor Karl Rove questioning Fox’s decision to call the battleground state:

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