November 4th, 2008
09:38 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama wins Ohio, CNN projects

(CNN) – Democrat Barack Obama is on target to win the critical battleground state of Ohio, CNN projects.

The projected victory makes it very difficult for Obama's rival John McCain to win the White House. No Republican has ever become president without winning Ohio.

Watch: Obama wins Ohio

Ohio is the first state that went for President Bush in 2004 but flipped to the Democratic column this year. No states that went Democratic in 2004 have yet gone for McCain.

The state's 20 electoral votes would bring Obama's total to 194, versus 69 for McCain. A candidate needs 270 to win.

CNN projections are based on exit polls and partial results.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
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  1. carlyle rowland

    First two comments from wolf on cnn was "An African American" "Our First Black Man".. As if that were the significant point.. The Point is We have a new President elect... Who was elected on a platform of change. Try to grow up Wolf

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  2. originalyoyo

    I shocks me to see so many people that are so ignorant, that means lacking of knowledge, about Obama. some people believe things told them on wanting what they hear to be true even when they are not. do your home work and learn the truth, simple philosophy, believe nothing you hear and only half that you see!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
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