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.


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  1. gm

    If BO wins. We've got bigger problems than any of you can imagine. At least ill be able to criticize for 4 yrs.

    November 4, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  2. edmond dantes

    forgive them Lord for nthey know not what they do

    November 4, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  3. It ain't over till Mrs. Obama says it's over

    No news here people – move on. Nothing deviating from the plan yet.

    It all comes down to a couple pesky fly over states, Pennsylvania, and Florida – OMG what has this country come to?

    DEMAND SPLIT ELECTORAL VOTES NEXT ELECTION !!!!

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

    A vote for Obama is a vote put a man that will make George W. Bush look like a saint! by the time Obamacizing this country we'll all be looking for work overseas because we won't be able to afford the taxes here in America.

    November 4, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  5. be_happ_y

    No escape from defeat, McCain.

    November 4, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  6. texas gal

    i heard a lady comment on CNN today that she's a democrat but she will vote republican this time. .. didn't give a real reason. . . it's sad that this election has to be a race issue whether most americans want to believe it or not. . . . . WAKE UP TO REALITY FOLK. . . . struggle has no color, loss of jobs has no color, foreclosures has no color. . many folk of all different races have lost nearly everything they've had under a republican president. . . .if you do not realize that republicans are for the RICH and WEALTHY folk then you are lost in times. . .. . pay close attention of how many rich folk support mcain because they want to keep those 250,000 salaries rolling TAX FREE!!. . . . .

    November 4, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  7. w mitchell

    Go OBAMA!!!!! It's time for CHANGE!!!!! History WILL be made.

    November 4, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  8. Lambo4Life

    I have the up most respect for obama, *but* I fear McCain's track record just cannot compare...the man is clearly more qualified in every way except the end all be all popularity contest obama lovers spew...remember people this is your new president, not your friend...if you have read this and have not yet voted...McCain is your choice...the 'America' you all want is already in existence...the change you hope for is not going to come from the democrats....it just isn't.

    on a side note: I am a California resident and I am aware of how my state will vote...yet every other state between New York and here MATTER...for anyone who thinks less of the Mid-west...what kind of American are you? take a look in the mirror and slap yourself

    November 4, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  9. Kenneth

    If you are for coal vote McCain if your for higher taxes and the same o'l B.S. then vote Obama...

    November 4, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    McCain/Palin ticket!! All the way to the white house!! Our school voted for you and you won 2 to 1!! Way to go!! Out of the mouths of Babes!! Our children know who to vote for!!! They know who is right for your country!! I'm praying the adults know who is right for your country, too!! You are the ones to keep us One Nation Under God!!

    November 4, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  11. randy warhol

    I sure hope somebody looks into DeSoto and the rest of the country where electronic votes don't match up with all the others. Something is wrong, seriously wrong.................

    November 4, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  12. Wonga

    Republicans....a true waste of oxygen. :(

    November 4, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  13. trucker on hte road

    This is a time to look at what is right and what is wrong and who can help get America back.

    November 4, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  14. It ain't over till Mrs. Obama says it's over

    Can you imagine what her face will look like if her man does not win?

    How do you say "I have never been so ashamed of America as I am right now" ?

    Tell you one thing, if Obama doesn't win he is going to be moving in with Hillary and Michelle and George Soros are going to be wanting their money back. Rezko too – – -

    November 4, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  15. Christine CT

    CHANGE IS COMING- AMERICANS SPEAKING LOUD AND CLEAR!

    OBAMA/BIDEN!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  16. someone who cares

    If Obama wins, get ready for higher taxes people!

    He is all but talk! He won't do America any good.

    November 4, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  17. T E - from OIK

    I like McCain but he voted with Bush so many times and was no different. He was for Regulation and thought this economy was sound when people were having many problems. All the money is being spread to the billionaires and millionaires while the cost of living is breaking us from groceries, utilites and bond issues to fix streets that cannot be fixed and bridges that are in bad condition. Something has to change. We are in a war that is breaking us.

    Not many people from Ok know much about politics and we ahve the most poor the most uninsured and lots of crime and they still vote Republican – they listen to Fox News the worst right wing station in the land.

    November 4, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  18. T E - from OIK

    I like McCain but he voted with Bush so many times and was no different. He was for DeRegulation and thought this economy was sound when people were having many problems. All the money is being spread to the billionaires and millionaires while the cost of living is breaking us from groceries, utilites and bond issues to fix streets that cannot be fixed and bridges that are in bad condition. Something has to change. We are in a war that is breaking us.

    Not many people from Ok know much about politics and we ahve the most poor the most uninsured and lots of crime and they still vote Republican – they listen to Fox News the worst right wing station in the land.

    November 4, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  19. edmond dantes

    who did mccains first wife vote for?

    November 4, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  20. Senka87-Amherst

    Obama Biden is going to win!
    People in this country need a change'a good change' and Obama is the right person for that Change!!McCain is going to ruin our lives if he wins..

    November 4, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  21. the majority

    sarah palin does not even know vice presidents job is that is not good to have her as vice president

    November 4, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  22. Christine CT

    I feel sorry for the people who actually look forward to criticizing this country for the next four years...shows you don't really care about the path of our nation, but partisanship and winning.
    no sour grapes-
    YES WE CAN

    November 4, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  23. cla

    McCain/Palin...with out them this country is screwed!

    McCain will win...he's fighter!

    Children for Republicans! Pro Life!

    November 4, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  24. Pattie

    Why blame 8ush for all of the problems. The mtg lenders let people buy houses even when they knew they couldn't afford them and the consumers signed on the dotted line knowing they couldn't afford it. But I voted for Mccain because I will never vote for someone who would sit in church with his children and listen to a so called preacher spew hatred and racism toward America and other races and say "God d__n America". Not to mention his ties to terrorists and there beliefs. And in response to Palin sometimes I would rather trust someone with a little common sense then the so called intellectual people who have gotten us in this mess. _

    November 4, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  25. DSW

    I am so shocked by the postings here who are so nasty to Mrs Obama.
    What exactly have all you Repugs been proud of the past 8 years – what has actually worked in this country!
    And how exactly can the Democrats make it any worse – when the Repugs have just about destroyed everything.
    It's time to stop the hate and all the vile talk and get to work to unit this country and try to heal the woulds of 8 years of pilage & plunder!

    November 4, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
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