(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.
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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.
I've always been proud of my country until today unlike Michelle Obama
Obama's got it. Let's see how long the honeymoon lasts.
QUIT ARGUING EACH OTHER PEOPLE, OHIO IS GONE!!!! OBAMA IS THE PRESIDENT, PERIOD!
McCain supporters can go to Canada and Mexico now.
This is NOT a good thing, people. Doesn't anyone READ anymore? Maybe everyone in Ohio is drunk...
This is a great day to be an American. First time we've been able to say that for the last 8 years!
Thank God I'll not have to hear from Sarah Palin for four years. And to be truthful, I hope she's the front runner for the GOP in 2012, for she'll surely guarantee the Democrats another 4 years. Go on home to Alaska Sarah, your 15 minutes has concluded.
The win for Obama is predicted to win based on mathematical formulas. This election they have been extremely careful about their projections. Even fox is saying the same projections. They are not trying to stop people from going to the polls on the west coast you tard.
Seriously I was proud to be from ohio until tonight. THis is ridiculous!!! Is the majority of this state seriously stupid enough to believe an inexperienced unAmerican liar can give our country what it needs!!??!! This is pitiful!!! I don't consider myself a republican, I was all for getting republicans out of office and electing a democrat until I sw who it was!!! I'm seriously scared of what is going to happen in the next 4 years and hopefully thats all it is and we aren't stupid enough to do this to ourselves again!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS AMERICA! Welcome back to the world! I'm watching from Canada and am so proud of you ALL for the effort and good judgement! Well Done!
If Obama does win...a sad day for ammerica(Note-ohio is definitly McCain, go to WTOV9.com.
@David from Ohio
Don't worry, your state is redeeming itself by seeing through all the stupid lies :]
Can YOU admit you voted for/supported that epic disaster of a "president" you call Bush ?
Yes we can!
obamanation here to stay
Well done OHIO!!!!
John and Sarah, we have some lovely parting gifts for you. Plain, yours is a one way ticket back to Alaska and hopefully a peach with an "im" in the front and a "ment" in the rear.
John, you get a thanks for your service pin and a well wish in retirement.
great, just freakin' great. is there any capitalist society left on earth? I'm taking my money and heading there...
See John, God don't like ugly. Now you've lost the election, your dignity and your honor!!!
Was it worth it? Sleep on that....
This is a wonderful day change is coming
Congratulation for Obama and Biden
I'll admit it OBAMA!!!! Obviously this country has been going down the tube & experience has proven failure finally the change we NEED!!!
we are in a world of hurt, I hope you are happy now, you'll be crying in less than a year
M J Christian if your statement is what your christianity is all about, I want nothing to do with it. We the people not filled with hate and the true patriots of this country have just spoken. You are sad and now in the minority. If you and your kind do not change the stay there will be long.
Yahhh! Finally Ohio voters woke up and realized who has their backs!
For the person who said "HA! Republicans, you are getting what you deserve! People are seeing right through your lying ways!", what you don't get is that both parties lie...once they are in office, there is no difference between a Republican and Democrat!
Big "O" for Obama. I am one proud american!
yippy ky yay obama
if ohio does go to obama – he wins – but you're basing reality on exit polls and partial results...don't count on it just yet