(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.
Papua New Guineans are for Obama. The world needs change.
I'm in North Philly, and it's safe to say that Obama will take PA based on what I've seen so far. Go Obama!
Obama all the way
Obama is the man
I can't wait to see him as the president.
can't wait to see what happens!
Go Pennsylvania it will be RED this year!!!!!
Go Barak Go!!
Guess that Monday Night football game predicted it all!
Mccain don't have a chance now. better luck next time my friend.
We're taking our country back!
oh man an election has never ment so much to me. obama is my homeboy!!!!!
Lets hope he can pull this off!! Ohioans for OBAMA!!!!
yessss way to goObama
I am a first time voter and its a huge deal me and my brother and my mom stood side by side and voted together....we are looking for a change and I think its going to come...OBAMA 08
HISTORY WILL BE MADE TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
vote obama! mccain is a sellout!
haha, nothing exciting has happened yet.... obama was projected to win these states by a longshot
This country needs a man who has dedicated his life to it. VOTE McCain!
Obama wants to make change and i know he wants to save our country from the rollercoaster ride it has taken. Go obama!!!
Change is going to come!!!
I am in Texas, I think McCain will win this state, but I voted for Obama anyways, you never know, maybe enough LA residents are in Texas to swing it! ( Wouldn't count on it :( )
LOVE OBAMA!!! He is the new president of the United States...I can finally be proud to be an American again!!!! LOVE YOU BARACK, MICHELLE, MALIA and SASHA!!!
I hope Obama takes Michigan.