(CNN)–African-Americans played a key role in Obama's projected victory in Virginia, a state that has not supported a Democratic candidate for president since 1964. African-Americans comprised 20 percent of the total electorate in Virginia, with 92 percent voting for Obama. Whites - 70 percent of today's voters in Virginia– voted for McCain by a 60 percent to 39 percent margin - a margin higher than that found nationally.
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As elsewhere, Obama drew heavily among Virginia's younger voters (60 percent), first-time voters (63 percent), those most worried about the direction of the economy (54 percent) and those opposed to the U.S. war in Iraq (79 percent).
we did it
People have been saying that if Obama loses we are a racist country; but Obama won because of the black vote; is this not a racist country?
Obama won by hype; acting as if already elected; the miserable Bush years; the sexism rampant in the media and country and empty words. The whole thing is folly.
Yo PUMA! Good ploy all around. Enjoy you lives, as sad as they may seem now, the world is changing for the better. Tell this to Rush: as the Greeks once observed, Out of Chaos emerged the Cosmos...
Thank GOD Palin did not speak. She would have mucked that up for McCain too !!!! He gave a commendable, very gracious concession. Hopefully she will go back to Alaska and HIBERNATE !!
Great job VA, the 90000 crowd was not in vain. Let's all work with Obama for success
YES WE CAN!!! WE DID IT!!!
Thank You Virginia!
Obama is our 44th president!! He won VA & FL!!!
God Bless America!
it is about time
this racism crap need to sieze
it about the who can deliver and not skin color
Yes, Thank you Virginia!
And people say race had nothing to do with this election... riiiiiight
I knew it........my name says so. ;)
I never thought this day would come. Thank You Virginia!!!! Thank you America!!!!
Up obama! Now is time to tines done
I am from Damascus, a small town in the southwestern (yes, Appalachian!) part of the state, and we are VERY proud to have President Obama! We were ready for change, and our generation deserves the best! I respect John McCain and his service to our country, but couldn't be any happier with the results. It is refreshing to see our country unite with enthusiasm for positive change.
OMG...........WE ARE DOOMED AS A COUNTRY :(
Worried about the promises that have no funding by our President- elect
Thank you so much "Tutu"....Rest in peace dear heart, knowing that President Obama will have your righteous wind beneath his wings.
God Bless America.
Virginia is amazing!
I'm so glad that obama won everyone at school did not think that he could win but i trusted him and prayed
Thank you, United States of America for truly showing that we are indeed united.