U.S. Senate

NoVa plays critical role in Obama victory in Virginia

After numerous candidate visits to George Mason University and the surrounding area, Mason students and the nation voted to reelect President Obama to his second term in office.

Nationally, media outlets projected Obama as the winner around 11 p.m. after projecting that he won Ohio, a key swing state in the campaign.

Obama went on to win Wisconsin, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Iowa,  Wisconsin and Virginia, all of which were considered swing states throughout the election. Romney won North Carolina, another swing state focused on during the campaign.