November 4th, 2008
11:15 PM ET
13 years ago

Barack Obama elected president

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Barack Obama has been elected President of the United States, CNN projects.(AP PHOTO)
(CNN) - Democrat Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, CNN projects, defeating Republican John McCain.

With his inauguration on January 20, 2009, Obama will become the 44th president of the United States and the first African-American to hold the nation's highest office.

Obama is set to win the states of California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington, CNN projects, putting him over the top.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • John McCain
soundoff (477 Responses)
  1. Obama Supporter

    Thank GOD!!! YES WE CAN!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  2. jayflow22

    I didn't vote for the man, but if the rest of America is willing to give his horrible policies a try...then so am I.
    I'll be interested to see where we are in 4 years.
    Congrats Obama.

    November 4, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  3. Franky

    We're a dynasty! We're a dynasty!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!

    Let's keep on going!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  4. Brian Estabrook

    We salute you, President Obama.

    November 4, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  5. jm from sc

    We give all thanks and honor to God!!!!!

    America will never regret this night because regardless of what people may think Barack Obama will make a wonderful president.

    Obama/Biden 08 & beyond

    November 4, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  6. Muz

    YEAHHHHH PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  7. Sam

    YAY! OBAMA WON...UTOPIA BEGINS TOMORROW!

    November 4, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  8. Ariel

    I love you obama

    November 4, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  9. Obama Proud

    Congratulations. This is a very proud and happy day full of hope.

    November 4, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  10. Maggie from Virginia

    Good job everybody. We did it!

    November 4, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  11. Dennis

    Congratulations President-Elect Obama!

    November 4, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  12. Proud Obama Supporter in TX

    Oh my God!!!!!!!!!!! I would have never thought I would live to see this historical moment. The People has spoken!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  13. Bill

    Now this is truly historic...I am proud to live in this country again!

    November 4, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  14. Glen in Los Angeles

    A great day for the United States of America.

    November 4, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  15. Loque

    More emotional night than I'll ever let on...

    November 4, 2008 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  16. TyWebb

    Congratulations Barack & Joe!

    November 4, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  17. Arsik

    YES>......
    PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

    November 4, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  18. jim

    YES YES YES to all you haters in the house............ZIP IT!!!!!!!!!!!! PRESIDENT OBAMA and the AMERICAN PUBLIC took our country back!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  19. Chris from St. Louis

    Well done, Mr. President Obama. Congratulations, and may God bless you with health, wisdom, and courage ....

    Best of luck ...

    November 4, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  20. Token Canadian

    Good job, America.

    Thank you.

    November 4, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  21. george

    great, a loser prez here we come.

    November 4, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  22. Jack

    YeSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs Obama wins

    November 4, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  23. Amy

    you guys have got to be the worst network ever, you never post anything republicans write. hope you media people are happy with how you tricked the people of the US. I am amazed at how truely ignorant this countries voters are. This is the beginning of the end for the US, get ready people.

    November 4, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  24. Joe, The Obama Supporter!

    Im so Proud!

    November 4, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  25. Eliot 16year old kid from phila

    First! Lets hope that whatever our political beliefs that Obama does a good job...

    November 4, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
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