(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.
Go Bama GO
PA PLUS Florida baby!!!! Go Barack!!!!!
I hear that...c'mon lets do this thing rite and make history!
I'm in philly and he's going to take it!
Congratulations to the first black president go baby go! This is your year Obama slide all the way to white house. I am not praying for a win I am already praising for the victory!
Thanks to all who voted for Obama be blessed.
Well, there's no accounting for stupidity.
Philly loves Obama !!!!!
Thanks God Almigthy, We are free at last!!!!!!!!!!! Just like the israelites, it's taken 40 years! Think about it and glorify Jesus-Christ!
My hope is every single vote is counted accurately. GO OBAMA!!!!!
Lake county Indiana may hold the Calvary votes for Obama to change that state from red to blue. Go Obama!
Change is on the horizon:D
Makin us proud!
Go obama go!!
Let's go Obama... clap...clap... clap clap clap
OBAMA IS THE MAN!!!!
We're a little less stressed in Europe, the moron (GOP) vote seems less worrying this election.
I know Republicans hate everyone (America and the world) and themselves so they will just spit bile at this remark, however speaking as a European who loves America I'm looking forward to my fellow Europeans liking America again.
Jesus, they say died for you
Moses, we're told split red sea into two
Obama, we know turns red states blue
All five-character names, yes it's true
Go Obama Go
I don't expect Obama to win Illinois. I for one didn't vote for him and in my town I have seen more McCain signs then Obama. He has done nothing for Central Illinois.
We got this. Its time for a change!
What about PA? Other cable channel has already called it for Obama...
history in the makin baby! Lets pray for florida for obama!
go baby go, no more bush
We are in desperate need of a change and this is the time to do it!! Go Obama!!!!