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. Presh

    Obama should win

    November 4, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  2. Delores

    Where's Senator Obama's photo on this webpage?

    November 4, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  3. Luís Oliveira_Melres city

    Go Obama, go!

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

    im not worried either OBAMA got it so i think so and im in florida so they always talking about coming down to the wire in fla theres no need for that stunt they pulled in 2000 we are holding OBAMA down for 2008!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  5. Julia

    Obama is amazing and I hope and think that he will!! I am ready for change!I am from connecticuit and we voted blue... GO OBAMA

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  6. Ariel

    GO OBAMA GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  7. Bless

    Obama Go baby Go!

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  8. Petra Mansfield

    John McCain is good decent man. However, I truly believe that Obama will be a better president to lead the country.

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  9. OregonForObama

    Go PA! Make us proud!

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  10. dan, orlando fl

    YES WE CAN! Barack my world baby!

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  11. Terrance

    Gary, IN will win the election for Obama in Indiana!! Go Rudy!!

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  12. Red

    I can't wait to see how quickly this guy goes from god status to bush status. I give him no more than two years before people stop drinking the obama-aid.

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  13. shernell

    Tonight, the change begins. Better days ahead!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  14. Maggie, Indiana, PA

    I knew, Obama would carry PA !!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  15. hines5

    We must pray for our president OBAMA

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  16. Alan

    Solid....Solid as Barack!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  17. vanessa

    I am so proud of obama

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  18. someone

    good luck man !!!

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  19. Dave

    YEAHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks like i get to give my money away to everyone who doesnt work

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  20. John Q Cynic

    Keep that winning Obama train moving west, and into the White House. The more the merrier.

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

    All states need to go red

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

    I am soo excitied....go Obama....you got it

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

    Yes We Can....YES WE DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    I'm going CRAZY!!!! a PA win would REALLY make me feel better...

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  25. Kevin

    YES WE CAN!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
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