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. cg

    Gonna miss those sarah palin skits on snl lol

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  2. Kimo

    Ho’omaika’i ‘ana, Bruddah Barack!!! “Toot” is smiling up in Heaven and she is so proud of her grandson tonight!!! We must know all UNITE behind President Obama so we can fix the ills of our nation...

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  3. erika

    I love america and President OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  4. here in Canada

    Good job America. It about time. Obama is the man

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  5. LOOI

    it is beyond words .
    It is so splendid

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  6. Brad from NE

    I am filled with hope for this country

    Congratulations Obama

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  7. INDEPENDENT WOMAN NOW FOR OBAMA

    CRYING, CRYING, CRYING

    HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  8. TexasLady

    I'm no longer proud to be an american, I'm ashamed by the apathy which allowed this travesty.

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  9. The Wright Family

    Thank u Father God for the day in history, May u Bless The Obama and all america Families...Amen for justice

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  10. jamal

    THAT GOOD ABAMA WELL DUN THANK YOU

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    HALLELUJAH! Let's do the dang thing!No more Bush as usual.

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  12. Mike Sutherland

    I pray for the Obama family! Thank God. Yes we can!!!!

    Congratulations. President Obama.

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  13. PL

    God Bless America, and it's my hope and pray that we as Americans become one nation under God... By the way when does Sarah Palin take her clothes back to Sak's??lol

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  14. Fed Up McCallahan

    It is what it is

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  15. torrey

    OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA !!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS OBAMA & AMERICA THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  16. Enrique Trejo

    Felicitaciones senor Presidente
    Obama.

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  17. hernand

    welcome to the comunism

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  18. Fiend

    Yeah good job, now we can lose the white guilt.

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  19. Obama Hater

    We're all gonna die!
    This is the end of the world!

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  20. Deanna

    Regardless of who you voted for it's time to realize we must get together and make this Country what it use to be...

    Congrats Mr. Obama!

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  21. romenita

    I can't stop crying. President Obama! Yes, Yes, Yes!

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  22. Dr. Roy

    As Guiliani said earlier tonight – The great thing about America is that after the election we are ALL Americans.

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  23. OBAMA 08

    Hell yea!!! President Barack Obama!!!! 2008. I am so proud.

    November 4, 2008 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  24. Dave P.

    God bless america and our new President Obama

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  25. GuineaPigs8

    God help us, for you know not what you just did!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
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