(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.
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.
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
WONDERFUL – OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT =)
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.
wooo first arab heritage president. i think he could be related to saladin.
OBAMA will win by a landslide......OBAMA08
pray for Texas guys!
YES WE CAN!!!
The world rejoices!!!
THIS IS THE REGIME CHANGE WE NEED!!!!
You are the man!!!
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.
Go OBAMA! It's time for a CHANGE!!!!!!!
this is history in the making
It looks like America is going to regain some respect! Good going, guys!! I'm watching from South Africa – 3am.
Let's not put the cart in front of the horse.
we don t want to died inocently maccain
wtg !!!! so glad you are going to get it !!!!
i really hope obama does win ,republicans have been making good americans look evil all over the world for too long now!!!
FOX, the only network reporting that. hmmm might tell us something
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!
0BAMA G0. Y0U G0T IT!
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GO OBAMA! keep him in your prayers everyone. he is a good man. he's got this election. AMEN!
It's a GREAT start!
I'm an Obama supporter from Utah. I hope he WINS!
From mississippi but lives in dallas. The day has finally has come. We have made it to the mountain top. Go Barack!!!!!