November 4th, 2008
08:04 PM ET
6 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. Michael YEI

    Papua New Guineans are for Obama. The world needs change.

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  2. AEB the King

    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!

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

    Obama all the way

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

    Obama is the man
    I can't wait to see him as the president.

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

    can't wait to see what happens!

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

    Go Pennsylvania it will be RED this year!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  7. Single mom of 2

    Go Barak Go!!
    Guess that Monday Night football game predicted it all!

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

    Mccain don't have a chance now. better luck next time my friend.

    November 4, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  9. Chuck in Anchorage

    We're taking our country back!

    November 4, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  10. amy, maine

    oh man an election has never ment so much to me. obama is my homeboy!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  11. Tracey, Cantoon Oh.

    Lets hope he can pull this off!! Ohioans for OBAMA!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  12. earl

    GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  13. chris, Pa

    yessss way to goObama

    November 4, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  14. jlove

    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

    November 4, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  15. All For You

    HISTORY WILL BE MADE TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  16. lisa

    vote obama! mccain is a sellout!

    November 4, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  17. bert

    haha, nothing exciting has happened yet.... obama was projected to win these states by a longshot

    November 4, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  18. Jordan Sherman

    This country needs a man who has dedicated his life to it. VOTE McCain!

    November 4, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  19. Mizzladyj

    Obama wants to make change and i know he wants to save our country from the rollercoaster ride it has taken. Go obama!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  20. Christopher Page

    Change is going to come!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  21. Vance

    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 :( )

    November 4, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  22. CHANGE IS COMING

    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!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  23. jcjc10629

    GOOOOBAMA!

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

    Go Blue!

    November 4, 2008 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  25. Josh Geiger

    I hope Obama takes Michigan.

    November 4, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
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