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. des

    Do these projected wins for either candidate include the early voting and absentee numbers?

    How could CNN predict without these? In my opinion they put absentee voting in the overall calculation although their data could only be based on exit polls.

    November 4, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  2. THE CHAIRMAN

    OUR TIME FOR CHANGE HAS COME WE ARE TIRED OF OLD MEN RUNNING THE COUNTRY AND I DONT CARE ABOUT RACE OR CREED IM REPUBLICAN AND I VOTED FOR OBAMA BECAUSE IM TIRED OF B.S. P.A. WILL GO OBAMA AND WE WILL HAVE A VERY POWERFUL PRESIDENT WHO WILL PUT SMACK DOWN ON THIS B.S.

    THANK U TO ALL WHO VOTED OBAMA FOR U ARE THE CHANGE IN THIS WORLD

    November 4, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  3. SnowCat

    WONDERFUL – OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT =)

    November 4, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  4. Shumon-OrangeB.-AL

    Obama is the PRESIDENT for sensible people. TRUST in YOURSELF. Have faith in our Presidents' ability to lead us.
    There will be a better America. There will be a better world.

    November 4, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  5. cici

    wooo first arab heritage president. i think he could be related to saladin.

    November 4, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  6. Gaurav Singh

    OBAMA will win by a landslide......OBAMA08

    November 4, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  7. carlmex

    pray for Texas guys!
    YES WE CAN!!!
    GO BLUE!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  8. Thomas Sheahan

    The world rejoices!!!

    THIS IS THE REGIME CHANGE WE NEED!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  9. mrf

    You are the man!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  10. Tainiesha Smith

    This shows that the country wants change! America is defintely ready Barack will definitely challenge us to make our country better. We as a people deserve him to be our president.

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

    Go OBAMA! It's time for a CHANGE!!!!!!!

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

    this is history in the making

    November 4, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  13. Dylan, Yukon

    It looks like America is going to regain some respect! Good going, guys!! I'm watching from South Africa – 3am.

    November 4, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  14. Jax

    Let's not put the cart in front of the horse.

    November 4, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  15. ady

    we don t want to died inocently maccain

    November 4, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    wtg !!!! so glad you are going to get it !!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  17. canadian dude

    i really hope obama does win ,republicans have been making good americans look evil all over the world for too long now!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  18. Gary

    FOX, the only network reporting that. hmmm might tell us something

    November 4, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  19. Really Bad Change

    If the American people really want change, I think they are going to get more than they bargained for if Obama wins. Goodbye, Land of the Free!

    November 4, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  20. US ARMY RECUIT

    0BAMA G0. Y0U G0T IT!

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

    GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE'S GOT IT WON

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

    GO OBAMA! keep him in your prayers everyone. he is a good man. he's got this election. AMEN!

    November 4, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  23. Patricia Ann

    It's a GREAT start!

    November 4, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  24. Nick

    I'm an Obama supporter from Utah. I hope he WINS!

    November 4, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  25. william rob

    From mississippi but lives in dallas. The day has finally has come. We have made it to the mountain top. Go Barack!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
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