November 4th, 2008
08:04 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama set to win seven more states, D.C.

(CNN) – Barack Obama is set to win seven states and the District of Columbia as polls close at 8 p.m., CNN projects, based on exit polls.

The Democratic candidate is on pace to beat Republican John McCain in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, his home state of Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey. CNN projects he will also win three of the four electoral votes in Maine, which splits its electoral votes proportionally.

That would give him 77 electoral votes to McCain's 34. A candidate needs 270 to win the White House.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (258 Responses)
  1. Angela Naugle, NS Canada

    Yes, that is more like it!!

    November 4, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  2. Paul, Riverside, CA

    You can add Pennsylvania.

    November 4, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  3. big daddy

    CALL PA. CNN WE DID IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  4. O.V. in TN

    go obama !!!
    obama all day everyday
    We need obama to help out with the situation we are in right now.

    Obama/Biden 08 !!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  5. JASON FROM LOS ANGELES .

    OBAMA JUST WON PENNSYLVANIA!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  6. Michael Gross

    ANYONE CAN BE VP is an incredible video, just search it on youtube, you will love it!

    November 4, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  7. Charlie

    Do these projected wins for either candidate include the early voting and absentee numbers?

    November 4, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  8. single dad

    go man go!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  9. Josh Faust

    I am from PA and I really feel that my state will go Blue.

    November 4, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  10. Julie

    Thank the heavens!!

    November 4, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  11. slickingdom in N.J.

    YEAH BABY !!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    OBAMA IS GOING TO WIN NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  13. New Day

    MY PA!!! YAAAAAAAAAY!

    November 4, 2008 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    When will the early voting numbers be presented??

    November 4, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  15. angie in dallas 28

    goosebumps anyone??????

    November 4, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  16. Meredith, Brooklyn, NY

    And New York

    November 4, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  17. Kevin F.

    KEEP IT UP OBAMA!!!! GO!!GO!!GO!! THE WORLD IS WATCHING AND HOPING!!!!!!!

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

    Obama is simply just set to win.
    Obama/Biden 08

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

    GO CT!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  20. brandon from mi

    i bet anybody here 100 bucks that obama will win. you can add ohio too.

    November 4, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  21. BIG AL

    GO OBAMA!

    November 4, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  22. Rhonda, Jacksonville FL

    Awesome!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  23. Sophia, Sacramento ca

    I agree to that. Obama 08

    November 4, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  24. Daniel Weed

    I am an Obama supporter from Indiana...I hope he can pull Indiana as well. Go BIG O

    November 4, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  25. paige, torrance, Ca

    obama got it!!! he's the president !!!!!

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