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. Jo Ann Singer

    GOBAMA!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  2. ATL

    GO OBAMA.....OBAMA!!!!! ADD FLORIDA TO THE LIST!!!! AND OHIO!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  3. hawaii

    You can Add Hawaii as well.......

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

    quantum chemistry exam tomorrow,,,, who cares,,, Obama is winning this

    November 4, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  5. Momma Dukes

    Yes!! Obama Rules!

    November 4, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  6. OffHerRockerr(:

    Obama all the way baby!
    NJ is my homestatee!!
    WOOHHH!!!!

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

    Mcain for president! grtz from europe

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

    Things are moving as projected by CNN and other news agencies.

    America is looking for a change...

    Give the opportunity to a young and dynamic leader for a change

    with lot of hope that he will bring America back on track....

    November 4, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  9. Joanne

    Woot-Woot!!Go ahead Obama!

    November 4, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  10. Melanie Pa

    GO OBAMA!!!! PA GOT YOUR BACK!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  11. Florence

    GO!! OBAMA!! OUR COUNTRY NEEDS HIM.AND I CAN'T BEAR 4 MORE YEARS OF THE SAME!!!..

    November 4, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  12. NJhustler

    I did my part we put jersey in the win column for Obama

    November 4, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  13. Nobama

    Be careful what you wish for. We're not going to enjoy this ride.

    November 4, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  14. billyblevins

    finally the country goes in a new direction

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

    None of those are battlegrounds states...do not get too excited.

    November 4, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  16. Juan C Presinal

    I just want congratulate John King for the tremendous job his doing with the magic wall.Mr. King excellent job.

    November 4, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  17. Fairfax, VA

    GObama in PA and VA!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  18. Worried in Florida

    I hope and pray that Obama is our winner tonight but from some of the early exit polls McCain is catching up
    For all the MST and PST there is still time to stand in line and cast a vote!

    November 4, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  19. SO HAPPY QQQ

    YYYYAAAAYYY! GO OBAMA

    November 4, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  20. Yannick De Bom Van Driessche

    Mcain for president! grtz from europe

    November 4, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  21. bobby

    i am so excited

    November 4, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    Chea! Obama all the way

    November 4, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  23. Sally

    My state's going to go blue. 08AMA !

    November 4, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  24. Miami for Obama

    WOO HOO!!! WE WON PENNSYLVANIA!

    November 4, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  25. Denise Cobley

    Go Baby Go.....Mr. President, Obama, my household loves you!!

    November 4, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
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