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.


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soundoff (258 Responses)
  1. drew

    still holding out hope for alabama to go blue pretty close....

    November 4, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  2. Allison

    Yippee! GO Obama!

    November 4, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  3. pdiane

    OUr ancestors are proud! They built this country and now it is not in vain. Go Obama!

    November 4, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  4. vote! OBAMA-BIDEN NOV.4th

    obama i'm rooting for you, YOU WILL MAKE A WONDERFUL PRESIDENT AND MICHELLE WILL BE A FANTASIC FIRST LADY. DITTO

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  5. Louis

    from Canada, we are rejoicing on the thought that it looks like the old boys will be kicked out and replaced by individuals of integrity

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  6. Mac

    Does Obama wear lipstick. His lips are alway black and glossy.

    what's up with that-not good for a President..........

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    I from las vegas nevada, go barack nevada going blue

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  8. Me

    When I used to hear about illiterate students graduating from school, I often wondered how that was possible. But after encountering some of Mr. Barack Obama's more anal-retentive obiter dicta, I now realize that not only is it possible for people to graduate without having learned fundamental skills such as reading and writing, but that it's possible for these same people to believe that space gods arriving in flying saucers will save humanity from self-destruction. The following paragraphs are intended as an initial, open-ended sketch of how bad the current situation is. Everywhere he's gone, Mr. Obama has tried to hijack the word "antiprestidigitation" and use it to pit the haves against the have-nots. It can happen here, too. He would have us believe that coercion in the name of liberty is a valid use of state power. Not surprisingly, his evidence for that completely sinister claim is top-heavy with anonymous sources and, to put it mildly, he has a checkered track record for accuracy. I contend it would be more accurate for Mr. Obama to say that he has recently been going around claiming that his pronouncements are Holy Writ. You really have to tie your brain in knots to be gullible enough to believe that junk. This letter has gone on far too long in my opinion and probably yours as well. So let me end it by saying merely that unlike Mr. Barack Obama's schemes, my own perorations are not vague and undefined.

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  9. Anon

    270 GET
    GOBAMA!

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  10. Abbas

    Yes we can!

    Obama supporter from Canada!

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  11. Martin

    Obama will be our next president! What a great man.
    He will not only change AMERICA. He will change the world as well. The financial markets are reacting extraordinary positive already because the world thinks exactly that! Obama has not only carisma he is
    very very smart as well! I was a former republican!

    Obama for president makes our country and our citizens
    proud and he will fix our problems in a very short time! God bless AMERICA and PRESIDENT OBAMA

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  12. eddie villarreal

    its the fourth qtr and we are running out the clock with a 20 point lead! Go obama!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  13. justin B

    Im from Canada and i am praying for obama to win! make this world a better place!

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  14. W. Dorcy

    The racist republican regime will eventually fall. This campaign has brought alot of you to the forefront. You will have no say in this colorblind future.

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  15. Kevin Davis

    Obama baby, so proud to see this happen for him......2008 Obama baby

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  16. detroit

    2 words . GO OBAMA!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  17. MAXINE

    I just heard Obama just won Pa. Thank God.

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  18. cici

    extreme left wing orgy party at my house.

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  19. shalayna

    lets go obama, lets go...im so nervous

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  20. maranda from Maryland

    Let's go Barack the time for change is now

    November 4, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  21. Tim

    Go McCain

    November 4, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  22. Canton Oh.

    Will Ohio Go Blue :)

    November 4, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  23. dennis hyman

    why vote 4 Macain when he won't last a year an then that ladie become the first women president i don't think so

    November 4, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  24. Aryeonne Johnson

    YES WE CAN!!!

    November 4, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  25. Dr. No

    Ron Paul for President was my write in vote. Neither of the two big party candidates and the media outlets would allow equal coverage for an independent or any other third party candidate for president in this election.

    November 4, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
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