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“How this happened”

Yes, we did. And President Obama knows we have all of you to thank tonight. Check out this email he just sent out to supporters, and then go celebrate out and four more years.

Yes, we did.

And President Obama knows we have all of you to thank tonight. Check out this email he just sent out to supporters, and then go out and celebrate four more years.

Friend,

I'm about to go speak to the crowd here in Chicago, but I wanted to thank you first.

I want you to know that this wasn't fate, and it wasn't an accident. You made this happen.

You organized yourselves block by block. You took ownership of this campaign five and ten dollars at a time. And when it wasn't easy, you pressed forward.

I will spend the rest of my presidency honoring your support and doing what I can to finish what we started.

But I want you to take real pride, as I do, in how we got the chance in the first place.

Today is the clearest proof yet that against the odds, ordinary Americans can overcome powerful interests.

There's a lot more work to do.

But for right now: Thank you.

Barack