The election became the most tweeted event ever in the history of social media giant Twitter. At its peak, Twitter saw a surge of 327,000 tweets per minute when it was announced that President Barack Obama had won re-election.
Compared to the previous record of 10 million tweets on the night of the first presidential debate, election day set a record of 31 million tweets. Celebrities across the Twitter-verse chimed in during the 2012 election season, sharing their thoughts, frustrations and political commentary. From Donald Trump's "end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it" type rants to jokes about reporters and election coverage, tweeters covered the gamete.
Here are the top election tweets from election day 2012:
Before election results:
During election results coverage:
When President Obama won re-election:
Barack Obama's tweet is the most retweeted in Twitter history.