November 4th, 2008
08:05 PM ET
6 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.


Filed under: John McCain
soundoff (113 Responses)
  1. Robin

    I am happy to pay some higher taxes so my kids don't inherit this mess. You can't just cut axes (yes it sounds good) without consequences which is partly why we are in trouble from the last 8 years. Ten billion a day for Iraq? I think that money is best used at home for many other things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  2. oscar raviolli

    is america ready for Obama? Racism still a big issue

    November 4, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  3. Patrick in Panama city florida

    MCcain O8 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! McCain O8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND HILLARY CLINTON 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  4. charlene

    wow two states wopudidu

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  5. Annette - New York

    Go McCain! IT'S NOT OVER UNTIL IT'S OVER. I am pround to be an American!

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  6. Vijay

    We cant have 3 republicans in a row.. that will devastate usa...
    Bad credit policy, bad education reforms, bad foreign policy...
    more wars to come...

    Mccain and Palin...no way...Big No!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  7. Joe the Bummer

    PLEASE: The election is over....TIME to unite as the United States of America!!!!
    Politics is now OVER!!!......UNITE!!

    November 4, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  8. OregonForObama

    Thanks to all the peeps in the red states that voted BLUE! We're all Americans- we all deserve the best future- stop hating on each other. OBAMA's just BETTER- deal with it!

    November 4, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  9. Obama Nation

    obama's got this thing wrapped up 4 sure! mccain is 2 old of a hag 2 live another day and palin will make this country a shopping mall if she becomes president. this is gonna be a landslide win 4 obama and biden!

    November 4, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  10. Lisa

    Big whoop. 2 is the collective IQ of the residents of those States.

    November 4, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  11. Me

    NOBAMA!

    You people voting for Obama seriously need to read up on politics.

    McCain all the way.

    November 4, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  12. cla

    Go McCain and Palin!

    November 4, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  13. garry1952

    No big surprise here as far as I can see. Typical redneck states should go in the red column. Just like the rednecks in my home state of Kentucky. Sadly the first red state you guys called for "ole Mac".

    November 4, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    hey cnn, ya think you could do anymore to try to persuade those mccain supporters in western states that the election is already over. we certainly see that cnn supports "change".

    November 4, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  15. augustus

    Its tough but we hope its OBAMA,

    November 4, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  16. Waiting in Florida

    Hate to break it to you, but a majority of the lingering Florida counties are Republican.

    November 4, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    We're praying!! Christians get out and vote!!

    November 4, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  18. Brook

    Obama In, McCain/Bush/Cheney Out.

    Republicans with their hillbilly and evangelical supporters can get back to their inbreeding, now. Yea, baby. It's all good!

    November 4, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  19. paula mccready

    Next week or even next year when the electric bills skyrocket, the complaints come in about obama if he is the winner, you people who voted for him only have yourselves to blame. If you don't look at all the issues before you vote you can live with the consequences afterward and pay the "benefits" obama will bring to us! I can say with a clear conscience I didn't put him in office!

    November 4, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  20. robert

    very close hopefully its gonna be CHANGE!!WHAT WE NEED

    November 4, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  21. Morreen M. CT

    We do not want a repeat of 2004. Please wait until all the votes are counted before you call the State for the canditates...
    I am blessed to be in a country where my vote counts, and history is being made...

    November 4, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  22. I'v seen the mountain top

    see they said he was ahead in the polls ......... I hope people went out to vote

    November 4, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  23. lindsey

    If America elects Obama, it deserves to go into a depression.

    I don't like MY hard earned money being handled by the government. Kinda sounds like socalism to me.

    In a year when our economy is down and we are a socliast economy..all us NOBAMA supporters will laugh at y'all!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  24. Wichita Ks,

    Kansas wants McCain, come on MO tell us you do Too.

    November 4, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  25. charlene

    i feel sorry for the old man

    November 4, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
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