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.


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soundoff (258 Responses)
  1. Luke Ince

    Wow. Something tells me that God wouldn't send you a Muslim leader. He may profess being a Christian but he has insulted the Church and Bible. He was born and always will be a Muslim

    November 4, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  2. chris

    I'm hoping for an Obamanation.

    November 4, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    I am a young SC resident it was a pretty close call...but the repub. won by 3percent anyway I just want to say that Obama is going to win....GO OBAMA NATION!!! MS.FANTABULOUS

    November 4, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  4. zfrom georgia

    i hope barracks does not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!win

    November 4, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  5. pdiane

    Our ancestors are proud, they built this country. Free labor for 100s of years, they fought and died after slavery, it was not in vain, Emmitt, Martin, Harriet, Coretta, Malcolm, it was not in vain! Go Obama and Michelle. We are a proud of you!

    November 4, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  6. Obama Fan

    We're in need of change, big time. Go Barak!

    November 4, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  7. flawson1

    Great 08!!!! It really is time for a change.

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

    Whites and blacks should realize this is historic for whites to support a black president. Color should no longer be such a big issue. Thank god

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