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. KESSA

    OBAMA for life, for ever and ever.
    For always will.
    He will get the top anyway.
    No one will be able to stop him.

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

    The weapon is going to form, but it doesn' t mean its going to prosper, in the name of Jesus, Obama will be our new 44th President!!!

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

    Get ready for your 40 acres and a mule.

    Unreal

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

    Here come the "projections."

    Pay attention west coasters. These projections may help you undecided voters determine who to vote for!

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

    WE GON TAKE IT ALL DA WAY!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  6. cclh022

    Way to go PA!!!!!

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

    GO OBAMA...GO PA...GO PITTSBURGH...GO STEELERS!!!

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

    Idiots.

    November 4, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  9. Nik, California

    The suspense is killing me!!! Obama 08'

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

    Too bad most of his supporters spent their welfare checks on liquor and lottery tickets and can't watch this on tv.

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

    Welcome to the Obama Era!!!!!

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

    we ALL have a better future now...even those who don't believe...WE ALL have a better future

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

    I heard that there were report of Black Panthers at the polls causing trouble. Fox news is talking about it.

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

    It aint over. i dont hear the fat lady yet. go mcpalin 08

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

    Obama has it, lets make a toast for our new president who will help us rather than just talk to hear himself

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

    0BAMA IS THE MAN 4 THE UNITED STATES PLAN

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

    I hope the American people do the right thing-we really need a major change

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

    OBAMA! I AM FROM VIRGINIA AND I AM MAD WE DIDNT GO BLUE :/

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

    I am a nervous wreck tonight... I am so afraid of that woman!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  20. arnie

    notice who the rednecks are voting for

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

    There will be a change folks. GO BARACK!

    November 4, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  22. Pua, HI

    Obama/Biden by a landslide!

    November 4, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  23. Victor

    Obama 08 and 2012 when I get to vote :)

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

    I'm so proud of obama

    November 4, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  25. johnr

    time for a change and change is good. go obama go

    November 4, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
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