President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama cheer for their supporters during his last rally the night before the general election November 5, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A few minutes before major networks began projecting President Obama’s win in the 2012 election, first lady Michelle Obama tweeted a message of thanks to her roughly 2.1 million followers:

Michelle Obama spent the last few hours of her husband’s campaign at an election rally held in North Carolina yesterday that featured Mariah Carey.

NBC News is reporting that President Obama is projected to win 284 electoral votes, compared to Mitt Romney’s 203.

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