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Meagan McCanna, 26, (left) and Katie Donnell, 22, at a Republican watch party at Molly Malones in Capitol Hill. Both work for a Wisconsin Rep. Tom Petri and voted for Romney. We need change in this country, McCanna said Tuesday night around 8 p.m. (WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
Meagan McCanna, 26, (left) and Katie Donnell, 22, at a Republican watch party at Molly Malone's in Capitol Hill. Both work for a Wisconsin Rep. Tom Petri and voted for Romney. "We need change in this country," McCanna said Tuesday night around 8 p.m. (WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
Spencer Pederson, 29, of the District, showed off his support for candidate Mitt Romney on his shirt. I think Mitt Romney is the candidate who is ready to embrace the free market to get people back to work and get the economy going again, he said at a Republican watch party Tuesday night. (WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
Spencer Pederson, 29, of the District, showed off his support for candidate Mitt Romney on his shirt. "I think Mitt Romney is the candidate who is ready to embrace the free market to get people back to work and get the economy going again," he said at a Republican watch party Tuesday night. (WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
D.C. Council candidate Republican Mary Brooks Beatty talks with longtime friend and supporter Amy Horner, 37, of D.C., at her watch party at Molly Malones. Beatty said she thought the D.C. Council race could go late into the night. There are so many candidates, the vote is going to be so split, she said. Its going to be a very interesting race. (WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
D.C. Council candidate Republican Mary Brooks Beatty talks with longtime friend and supporter Amy Horner, 37, of D.C., at her watch party at Molly Malone's.
Beatty said she thought the D.C. Council race could go late into the night. "There are so many candidates, the vote is going to be so split," she said. "It's going to be a very interesting race." (WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
A band called Blackface played at the Red Lounge on 14th Street in D.C. as election results were displayed behind them. Big Daddy, the lead guitarist and band organizer, said he voted for Obama in the election. This is historic to have a black president...weve never seen anything other than white people so to have a black president is the greatest thing to ever happen, he said. (WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
A band called "Blackface" played at the Red Lounge on 14th Street in D.C. as election results were displayed behind them. "Big Daddy," the lead guitarist and band organizer, said he voted for Obama in the election.
"This is historic to have a black president...we've never seen anything other than white people so to have a black president is the greatest thing to ever happen," he said. (WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
The D.C. chapter of the NAACP partnered with Forward Vision Group to host an election watch party at Jin bar on 14th Street in D.C. Around 930 p.m., Darryl Ward, an organizer of the event, said he didnt think the election results would be announced any time soon. (The results are) probably going to come down not until tomorrow, Ward said. Theyll probably have to count overnight. I think its going to be very close though.(WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
The D.C. chapter of the NAACP partnered with Forward Vision Group to host an election watch party at Jin bar on 14th Street in D.C.
Around 9:30 p.m., Darryl Ward, an organizer of the event, said he didn't think the election results would be announced any time soon.
"(The results are) probably going to come down not until tomorrow," Ward said. "They'll probably have to count overnight. I think it's going to be very close though."(WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
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District resident Heather Cabral, 32, reacts as CNN calls Florida for Barack Obama. Cabral went to Jin Bar on 14th Street to watch the election results. She said she voted for Obama because her values fall in line with his policies. As a woman, I support what Barack Obama has on his platform regarding womens issues, she said. (WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
District resident Heather Cabral, 32, reacts as CNN calls Florida for Barack Obama. Cabral went to Jin Bar on 14th Street to watch the election results. She said she voted for Obama because her values fall in line with his policies. "As a woman, I support what Barack Obama has on his platform regarding women's issues," she said. (WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
District resident Heather Cabral, 32, reacts as CNN calls Florida for Barack Obama. Cabral went to Jin Bar on 14th Street to watch the election results. She said she voted for Obama because her values fall in line with his policies. As a woman, I support what Barack Obama has on his platform regarding womens issues, she said. (WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
Locals line up inside Bens Chilli Bowl on U Street election night. The restaurant is known to be one of Obamas favorite eateries in D.C. (WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
Locals line up inside Ben's Chilli Bowl on U Street election night. The restaurant is known to be one of Obama's favorite eateries in D.C. (WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
Jenna Kelly, a 20 year-old American University student from N.J., stopped at Bens Chili Bowl around 10 p.m. after attending an election party nearby. She watched the election returns on a TV in the corner while waiting for a hot dog. Its a favorite of Obamas so I figured I should stop in, she said. On her outfit choice I decided to just go with patriotism at-large, she said. (WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
Jenna Kelly, a 20 year-old American University student from N.J., stopped at Ben's Chili Bowl around 10 p.m. after attending an election party nearby. She watched the election returns on a TV in the corner while waiting for a hot dog. "It's a favorite of Obama's so I figured I should stop in," she said.
On her outfit choice: "I decided to just go with patriotism at-large," she said. (WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
The D.C. Democratic State Committee gathered some of the citys most active Democrats to cheer on Obama and other local candidates Tuesday night. (WTOPHeather Brady)
The D.C. Democratic State Committee gathered some of the city's most active Democrats to cheer on Obama and other local candidates Tuesday night. (WTOP/Heather Brady)
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Those who attended were watching, captivated, as the results came in. (WTOPHeather Brady)
Those who attended were watching, captivated, as the results came in. (WTOP/Heather Brady)
Jack Evans won re-election to his Ward 2 seat on the D.C. Council.(WTOPHeather Brady)
Jack Evans won re-election to his Ward 2 seat on the D.C. Council.(WTOP/Heather Brady)
Candles decorated the Hyatt Regency room where the event was held, symbolizing the hope many felt throughout the night. (WTOPHeather Brady)
Candles decorated the Hyatt Regency room where the event was held, symbolizing the hope many felt throughout the night. (WTOP/Heather Brady)
Eleanor Holmes Norton was re-elected as D.C.s delegate to Congress. (WTOPHeather Brady)
Eleanor Holmes Norton was re-elected as D.C.'s delegate to Congress. (WTOP/Heather Brady)
Those who attended were watching, captivated, as the results came in. (WTOPHeather Brady)
Those who attended were watching, captivated, as the results came in. (WTOP/Heather Brady)
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Those who attended were watching, captivated, as the results came in. (WTOPHeather Brady)
Those who attended were watching, captivated, as the results came in. (WTOP/Heather Brady)
D.C. Mayor Vince Gray arrived just in time to hear the results of the presidential election. (WTOPHeather Brady)
D.C. Mayor Vince Gray arrived just in time to hear the results of the presidential election. (WTOP/Heather Brady)
When Obama reached 274 Electoral College votes and the news networks projected him as the winner, the room erupted in cheers. (WTOPHeather Brady)
When Obama reached 274 Electoral College votes and the news networks projected him as the winner, the room erupted in cheers. (WTOP/Heather Brady)
When Obama reached 274 Electoral College votes and the news networks projected him as the winner, the room erupted in cheers. (WTOPHeather Brady)
When Obama reached 274 Electoral College votes and the news networks projected him as the winner, the room erupted in cheers. (WTOP/Heather Brady)
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray poses with Obama supporters for a photo after news of the presidents reelection. Gray was one of several local leaders who attended the Democratic State Committee watch party at the Hyatt Tuesday night. (WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray poses with Obama supporters for a photo after news of the president's reelection. Gray was one of several local leaders who attended the Democratic State Committee watch party at the Hyatt Tuesday night. (WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
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Barack Obama supporters embrace after Obama is reelected president of the United States. (WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
Barack Obama supporters embrace after Obama is reelected president of the United States. (WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
At the White House, people streamed in from all directions, singing, hugging and yelling, Four more years (WTOPHeather Brady)
At the White House, people streamed in from all directions, singing, hugging and yelling, "Four more years!" (WTOP/Heather Brady)
At the White House, people streamed in from all directions, singing, hugging and yelling, Four more years (WTOPHeather Brady)
At the White House, people streamed in from all directions, singing, hugging and yelling, "Four more years!" (WTOP/Heather Brady)
At the White House, people streamed in from all directions, singing, hugging and yelling, Four more years (WTOPHeather Brady)
At the White House, people streamed in from all directions, singing, hugging and yelling, "Four more years!" (WTOP/Heather Brady)
There were flags of all kinds, from the D.C. flag to an LGBT support flag to one depicting the Obama campaigns signature circular logo. (WTOPHeather Brady)
There were flags of all kinds, from the D.C. flag to an LGBT support flag to one depicting the Obama campaign's signature circular logo. (WTOP/Heather Brady)
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Drivers along 15th Street near the White House honked, waved, hoisted flags out of their windows and stood up through the sunroof to cheer. (WTOPHeather Brady)
Drivers along 15th Street near the White House honked, waved, hoisted flags out of their windows and stood up through the sunroof to cheer. (WTOP/Heather Brady)
Drivers along 15th Street near the White House honked, waved, hoisted flags out of their windows and stood up through the sunroof to cheer. (WTOPHeather Brady)
Drivers along 15th Street near the White House honked, waved, hoisted flags out of their windows and stood up through the sunroof to cheer. (WTOP/Heather Brady)
At the White House, people streamed in from all directions, singing, hugging and yelling, Four more years (WTOPHeather Brady)
At the White House, people streamed in from all directions, singing, hugging and yelling, "Four more years!" (WTOP/Heather Brady)
Obama supporters flocked to the White House carrying flags and campaign signs.(WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
Obama supporters flocked to the White House carrying flags and campaign signs.(WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
One supporter held up a poster of Barack Obama, which became an object for many photos. (WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
One supporter held up a poster of Barack Obama, which became an object for many photos. (WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
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Younger Obama supporters hugged and waved their hands as they shouted in celebration outside the White House. (WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
Younger Obama supporters hugged and waved their hands as they shouted in celebration outside the White House. (WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
The crowded erupted in clapping and cheering whenever someone started up the chant four more years(WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
The crowded erupted in clapping and cheering whenever someone started up the chant "four more years!"(WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
A supporter holds up an Obama campaign sign in front of the White House. (WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
A supporter holds up an Obama campaign sign in front of the White House. (WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
Students from Catholic University show their support for Obama with a message on a white board. (WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
Students from Catholic University show their support for Obama with a message on a white board. (WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
Several people climbed on top of an elevated platform and started chanting four more years across from the White House.(WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
Several people climbed on top of an elevated platform and started chanting "four more years!" across from the White House.(WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
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Around 1230 am. the Obama supporters on the platform attracted television crews and continued to get the crowd riled up outside the White House.(WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
Around 12:30 am. the Obama supporters on the platform attracted television crews and continued to get the crowd riled up outside the White House.(WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
A group of women brought red and blue balloons to the celebration.(WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
A group of women brought red and blue balloons to the celebration.(WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
A woman climbed into a tree kitty-corner to the White House and posed for photos as people took pictures of her. (WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
A woman climbed into a tree kitty-corner to the White House and posed for photos as people took pictures of her. (WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
A woman on her way to the rally outside the White House around 1230 a.m.(WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
A woman on her way to the rally outside the White House around 12:30 a.m.(WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
A group of men give high-fives to strangers as they rush toward the White House shortly after 1230 a.m.(WTOPStephanie Steinberg)
A group of men give high-fives to strangers as they rush toward the White House shortly after 12:30 a.m.(WTOP/Stephanie Steinberg)
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