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Redskins Players React to Obama Re-election

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — By now you’ve undoubtedly heard Barack Obama has defeated Mitt Romney to win a second term in office.

So too have Washington Redskins players who, like the rest of the country, have been closely following the election season.

As media outlets began projecting Obama the winner, many members of the team shared their feelings on Twitter while beginning their bye week exodus from Ashburn.

No surprise there.

Tuesday’s election was the most heavily tweeted political event in the six-year history of the social media giant.

Twitter says their service peaked at 327,452 tweets per minute as the election results began coming in.

In all, 31 million tweets were sent during election night.

Some players had fun with the election, some offered congratulations and some tweeted a more thoughtful message.

Robert Griffin III opted not to share his thoughts on the election itself, but did encourage people to go to the polls.

“Our Soldiers fight for us all around the world for days like today. Go out and exercise your right to vote,” he tweeted.

Here is a sampling of what other players posted:

https://twitter.com/PhillipDaniels/statuses/266032088145334272

https://twitter.com/cbaker92redskin/statuses/266032239358377986

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