November 4th, 2008
08:05 PM ET
5 years ago

McCain set to win two states, CNN projects

 McCain greets supporters at an airport rally in Grand Junction, CO.
McCain greets supporters at an airport rally in Grand Junction, CO.

(CNN) - John McCain is set to win two more states as polls close at 8 p.m., CNN projects, based on exit polls.

McCain is on pace to defeat Democratic candidate Barack Obama in Oklahoma and Tennessee, which have a total of 18 electoral votes. CNN earlier projected that he would win South Carolina and Kentucky, bringing him to a total of 34 electoral votes.

A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to capture the White House.


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  1. big daddy

    you missing the boat cnn...check cbs and nbc

    November 4, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  2. big daddy

    HOW DO YOU SPELL LANDSLIDE PALIN....

    November 4, 2008 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  3. Darth Vadik, CA

    That's two too many.

    November 4, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  4. Bob Fred

    A Good Start

    November 4, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  5. nora from pittsburgh

    Check out the Florida map for President. DeSoto county has 47% reporting. Results: McCain 1310, Obama 0.

    Seems things haven's changed that much in Florida

    November 4, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  6. Leslie Lindfelt

    Why are you calling South Carolina for McCain when the numbers say 55% Obama and 45% McCain and Obama has a higher number of counted votes. Please explain it is very confusing.
    Thank you!

    November 4, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  7. slickingdom in N.J.

    CNN is being cautious about their reporting. Can you blame them ?
    Reputation is at stake..........

    November 4, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  8. richard

    How can you project candidates winning states already when half of the country is still voting!!!!!!! You don't think that's going to influence voters???

    November 4, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  9. Fired my party (former republican)

    Awwh. I wanted Obama to win SC, TN, KY, and OK.

    November 4, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  10. Veronica

    I really think those complaints we got this morning was a problem in S. Carolina and Virgina... Do you all remember when all those cast ballots were in the garbage been in Fla.? Bush stole his way in the White house on his second term...

    November 4, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  11. Angela Naugle, NS Canada

    Wow, what's up? McCain looks really bad in that picture! Come on CNN, at least try to help him look good!

    November 4, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  12. No McCain

    Hey McCain....just by looking at the current numbers, I Am sure you are feeling the gig loss that is going to come to u in a few hours..........

    November 4, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  13. Christine CT

    yeehawww....start the choir

    November 4, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  14. Big Moose

    This is gonna be a great election,probably the best in my lifetime. Good Luck Nominee's for president

    November 4, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  15. Mama D

    I did my civic duty and voted for whom I thought will be best. I am glad to live in America where my vote actually counts for something. Thanks!

    November 4, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  16. BidenFan69

    Obama is the winner for sure

    November 4, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  17. Veronica

    McCain is to old and if he dies God forbids then do you people think Sarah Paline can run this country????? Come on be real...

    November 4, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  18. don

    why would they check other networks?

    November 4, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  19. Bidenfan69

    Obama is teh winner for sure no doubt mccain losssesssssssssssss

    November 4, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  20. Scott L

    GO JOHN MCCAIN!

    If Obama wins, get ready for higher taxes people!

    You will have buyer's remorse for sure!

    LAUGHING AT ALL DEMOCRATS!

    Either way, Scott L WINS! Democrats will get screwed by Pelosi...Obama doesn't scare me, but Pelosi does!!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAA!

    November 4, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  21. mm

    Nope... CNN wants to make sure the results are reliable before publishing them

    November 4, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  22. smithnwhite

    What is going on? CNN is projecting that Obama has lost SC however or local news stations are reporting that he is leading in the popular votes counted thus far?

    November 4, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  23. James Stroud

    Wow OK & TN? Who woulda thunkit? Tell us something we don't know. Minute by minute updates in OH, FL, and VA would be nice. Toss in NM and you'll really be on to something.

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  24. Anonymous

    PRESIDENT OBAMA !! VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN !! North to Alaska Palin, MCcain to Georgia, (y'know the one , near Moscow, Palin can see him from her porch!!) You reap what you sow !!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  25. good lieu in LA

    the change is coming

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
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