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. Anonymous

    Go Bama GO

    November 4, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  2. Jeanette

    PA PLUS Florida baby!!!! Go Barack!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  3. Monti

    I hear that...c'mon lets do this thing rite and make history!

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  4. Doxiades A.Hill

    Praise God!

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  5. Go Obama

    I'm in philly and he's going to take it!

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  6. Janemwangi2@sbcglobal.net

    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.

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  7. Houston

    Well, there's no accounting for stupidity.

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

    Philly loves Obama !!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  9. John M.

    Thanks God Almigthy, We are free at last!!!!!!!!!!! Just like the israelites, it's taken 40 years! Think about it and glorify Jesus-Christ!

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  10. Charlotte, NC

    My hope is every single vote is counted accurately. GO OBAMA!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  11. Trilly

    Lake county Indiana may hold the Calvary votes for Obama to change that state from red to blue. Go Obama!

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  12. Mike

    Change is on the horizon:D

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  13. ras

    Makin us proud!

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  14. Casey

    Go obama go!!

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  15. Sid Nickels

    Let's go Obama... clap...clap... clap clap clap

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  16. TRUE BELIEVER

    OBAMA IS THE MAN!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  17. Martin UK

    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.

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  18. Saint Modibo

    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

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  19. nkosi

    Go Obama Go

    November 4, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  20. Dennis Carpenter

    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.

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

    We got this. Its time for a change!

    November 4, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  22. Mailman Fred

    What about PA? Other cable channel has already called it for Obama...

    November 4, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  23. drich

    history in the makin baby! Lets pray for florida for obama!

    November 4, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  24. roy

    go baby go, no more bush

    November 4, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  25. Melody

    We are in desperate need of a change and this is the time to do it!! Go Obama!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
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