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. Naomi

    Change is on the horizon.....Time to embrace it.... It's been a long time coming....

    November 4, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  2. Loddi

    Go Obama!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  3. Marine Wife

    Marine Wife for OBAMA!!!

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

    Add PA to the list we got this go OBAMA!

    November 4, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  5. nickkk

    come on obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  6. sport's mom

    Go Pennyslvania It is going Red

    November 4, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  7. jacob

    remember when you used to cheer for the war now you spit on the men you sent over there. And now you cheer for a man that will change sometime, but what who can tell me. you the people will never be happy.

    November 4, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  8. sheri cromartie

    We need a new fresh young face in the white house. Someone whose there for the people

    November 4, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  9. reggie

    you go abama america need you ! to make the change we need , you go boy

    November 4, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  10. Sherman

    People have lost their mind voting blue

    November 4, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  11. Freddy

    Barack don't worry better is the end than the biggining. Blue is the winner.

    November 4, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  12. Mireille, Forest Hills, NY

    OBAMA, IS GOING TO BE OUR NEXT AMERICAN PRESIDENT!!!! HE REPRESENTS THE CHANGE WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A LONG TIME, OUR COUNTRY NEEDS HIM NOW MORE THAN EVER!

    November 4, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  13. anonymous

    The youth vote is going to make a huge difference this election. GObama! He's a great man and will make a great president for EVERY citizen of this great nation.

    November 4, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  14. Vicki, Tacoma, WA.

    I Praise God for Barack Obama! He is brilliant and the only choice for the President of the United States of America! U go boy with your bad self. yeah, for Barack Obama.

    November 4, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  15. theresa

    i can truely say i was undecided whom i wanted to be president..i was not even going to vote..i made my decision and i chose OBAMA..i trust he will pull america together and fix our economy..,,my condolences go out to the family..go BARACK !!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  16. Jersey mom

    Barack Obama is the change we so desperately need! He will lead us into the great nation I know we are capable of being!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  17. p j

    i wish obama all the best and may god bless him.
    i know that he will win and make a very good president.

    November 4, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  18. Becky

    I'm from AZ- so we'll very likely go red- but for the first time since the beginning of the election, AZ might just be pink. That's progress.

    November 4, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  19. fareta

    rock on !!!!!!!!!!!! obama for prez

    November 4, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  20. Pete

    Its a sad day for America if we elect a tax and spend liberal to put this country into the worst depression we have ever seen!

    November 4, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  21. Greg Shaw

    Thanks 4 having our back Bom

    November 4, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  22. chris broach

    Gobama! Woohoo! The next president elect! He has to be or we're moving to Canada!

    November 4, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  23. jonathan

    Your right, change is on the horizon. If all Obama wants is implemented our country will go right down the toilet, our superpower status will be lost, and our constitution will be a dead document. Remember to be careful for what you ask for because you just might get it!

    November 4, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  24. anonymous

    Everyone better get used to the phrase PRESIDENT OBAMA. LOL its a wrap

    November 4, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  25. julia

    OBAMA FOR CHANGE!
    HES TOTALLY WON THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!=]

    November 4, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
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