November 4th, 2008
08:04 PM ET
5 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. Lisa

    GO OBAMA!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  2. Dave the felon

    If Obama doesn't win, will not really mean it was some bs in the game but the fact that every body that posted signs and spoke of support for Obama wasn't riding with him but McCain

    November 4, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  3. STACEY MITCHELL

    OBAMA MAKE THE CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Obama's winning a bunch of blue states...so, how is this news?

    November 4, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  5. richardq01

    Obama will be the next President of the USA.

    November 4, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  6. barbara roker

    add Florida. we Love you Obama

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

    too bad. i guess we really do want the government to take care of us all.

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

    the united states can't take 4 more years of a republican president. . . .think of what we went through the past 4 or 5 months with GAS and FOOD skyrocketing not to mention FORECLOSURES and LOSS OF JOBS. . .. .until you've had to struggle to take care a family off of 70,000 or less then no one knows, especially the weathy, of what it means to struggle. . . .

    November 4, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  9. miami brujo

    obama better win with all the brujeria we've done down in miami

    November 4, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  10. blue PA!

    NBC and ABC already turned PA blue!!! Bye bye McCain/ Palin/ Joe the Plumber. I won't miss any of you.

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

    WAY TO GO OBAMA KEEP EM SWEATIN!!!!!

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

    We are backing obama all the way win! win! win!

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

    Yup.. same states that Kerry won in 2004!!! Nothing new so far..

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

    it is time for a change and Obama is it

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

    OK...OBAMA LETS TAKE IT HOME..... FLORIDA REPRESENTING OBAMA......

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

    Things are looking good guys!! Come on Florida!!! Let's hope we do the right thing!!

    Obama is who we need right now people!!

    November 4, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  17. Hoops McCann

    Obama rocks in a landslide!!

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

    I'm 4rm nigeria OBAMA will certainly clear the atmosphere

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

    GLORY GLORY Halelujhia!

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

    I am ready for my country to inspire! Obama ' 08! Change is looking GREAT!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  21. Misty

    Proud to be a Democrat !!! Ohioan for Barack Obama and Joe Biden!!!
    GO DEMOCRATS!!! YES WE CAN!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  22. KZ Strong Island NY

    Republican's for Obama!!!!! O'Macky boy the pipes the pipes are calling!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  23. Kenny

    As poor as Tn is they're still a red state :( sad in Memphis

    November 4, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  24. jean

    Go McCain!

    November 4, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  25. Stevareno01

    Chicago will rock tonight!
    Gobama, Go!!

    November 4, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
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