Obama was declared the winner of the election on Tuesday after multiple networks declared he won Ohio, thus weighting the electoral map in his favor. Romney was still leading in the popular vote shortly after midnight.
Trump called the Electoral College “a disaster for a democracy … a total sham and a travesty.”
But either Trump or his team was deleting his tweets as fast as he sent them, including two that called for a “revolution.”
One read: “We should have a revolution in this country!”
Another said: “More votes equals a loss...revolution!”
Unlike Trump, other conservatives on Twitter were less riled by Romney’s loss.
Erick Erickson, founder of the influential conservative Red State blog, was critical of the Romney campaign on Twitter and counseled that Obama’s reelection hardly means the end of the conservative movement.
Erickson actually indicated he was resigned to the outcome before the major networks called the race for Obama, tweeting a “thanks” to Team Obama before following up later with a "congratulations" and a promise.
Dear President Obama's Team: Thanks at least for not making us have to stay up all night.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) November 7, 2012
Congratulations President Obama.Your team actually did run a great campaign operation -- all real when the Romney team's was hype.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) November 7, 2012
The next two years are going to be some of the funnest and most exciting in the conservative movement.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) November 7, 2012
But longtime Republican campaign strategist Karl Rove disputed the Ohio call in the minutes after most major networks declared it a win for Obama, warning it was too early. Fox News heard him out and even took viewers on a trip backstage to the decision desk to question the math behind the decision. The network ultimately decided to stand behind its decision to call Ohio for Obama.
“I just wanted to raise the question, which I did,” Rove defended himself a few minutes later, accepting the call.