This tweet, from @BarackObama, was sent a few hours before the final scores of the elections:
In that span of time, it became the most retweeted tweet of all time. In that span of time, the note-image combo was retweeted — as of this writing — 298,318 times.
Not only that, but another Obama victory tweet garnered 167,939 retweets tonight in the space of just under 40 minutes:
Which means that President Obama gained another victory tonight: Not only did he retain the presidency, but he outsted none other than … Justin Bieber. The singer — before tonight — held the record for the most retweeted tweet, at (as of this writing) 223,376 retweets:
The president also ousted Green Bay Packers offensive linesman T.J. Lang (98,688 retweets):
… and Floyd Mayweather (89,055 retweets):
We’re not waiting for the others to concede. Barack Obama is the clear Twitter winner. Obviously, this is the victory the president will be savoring most tonight.