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. ted

    we cheer for you Obama!!!! From the big white north.

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  2. Caryn

    I don't understand, its not close to over yet.. And I'm pretty sure the loosing party will call for a recount. I hope this isn't going to be as bad as in 2000.

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  3. Pointed Revelations

    Truth always prevails. God bless Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

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

    Hope springs eternal. Well done America.

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  5. elm-girl

    can't wait to see changes to come. This is the time for changes!!! Finally! Congrats to you Mr. President Obama!

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  6. clay

    Yeah ... Spread the wealth ... Spread the wealth ... no more working for what we get

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  7. DreuhSoCal

    Congrats to Obama! You just made history... now make it again by proving all the haters wrong! Do something good for this country!

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  8. Char

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

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  9. YES WE CAN!!!!!

    YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE GREATEST DAY EVER IN HISTORY!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  10. Steven

    I have faith in this country and its political system, may he hold his promises and we all should support our president!

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

    God Bless America, pray for her too! Congratulations Obama! Lets hope he can do his job well!

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  12. N Guiboche

    CONGRATULATIONS AMERICA!
    You have reestablished faith in America from all parts of the world including Canada. The American Dream is truly still alive and well!

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  13. Veronica

    Thank God Obama did it!!

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  14. Rose

    Yes! Congrats to obama and biden! Good luck and hope u can fix our countries problems. Lol.

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  15. Torben S. Lynge, Greenland

    Although not american, I have to congratulate you with the election of Barack Obama as your next president. He will bring the change needed, not only to USA, but to the whole world.

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  16. Mike

    congrats to the president elect.lead the world.we are proud of you in your kenyan home land.

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  17. DefauLT

    Congrats Obama supporters. I hope the States will be better under him. Change has started!))

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  18. Sarah Palin lost McCain the Election

    I'm glad Obama doesn't support Israel. God doesn't exist, so why make policy like he does.

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  19. a canadian

    congratulations america raise a toast to rosa parks it's taken enough from many

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

    What a night! Im def. not black – but sure wish i was for this amazing historical moment! Congratulations! Take good care of us Mr. President!!

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

    I didn't vote for him but I wish him all the luck in the world and hope for the best.
    Congrats

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  22. Vince K

    Long time voter, and McCain supporter, however Congratulations to the next President if the United States, Barack Obama...

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  23. Travis

    Cool, time to start buying guns before he takes them away from the law abiding citizens.

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  24. Clint

    YES WE CAN! We rocked the boat, youth of America! YES WE CAN!

    November 4, 2008 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  25. Peter (CA)

    Jayflow-thanks for the endorsment, I think....geez.

    Amy, Angela-I'm just too happy right now. I wished you right wingers would stop foaming at the mouth even for a few minutes but I should have known better.

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