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. Chips

    CHECK MATE

    November 4, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  2. Tajik

    Congrats to Obama|Biden team!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  3. chris

    i'm moving to spain.

    November 4, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  4. Yes We Did

    just speechless and grateful!!

    November 4, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  5. Fatigued

    It's over. It's FINALLY OVER!!! After TWO LOOOOOG YEARS, it's done and OVER WITH! I..I feel faint.

    November 4, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  6. Amy

    How can the presidential election be projected two minutes after the polls close on the west coast??

    November 4, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  7. ObamaObamaObama

    Mac just got pwneed

    November 4, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  8. Jon Wilhelm

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!

    November 4, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  9. Chris

    What an amazing time to be in. Barack Obama who is the ultimate rags to riches story. Now is the time when change will take place in a BIG way. Not only will Obama lead this great nation, but the Senate is also already Dem. controlled. It looks as if the House may go the same way. I guess the question isn't will things be changing. It is how much will change. In this humble mans opinion I think this will be the beginning of a brand new era in the life of the American people. A better time, A leader who can create a vision for his country and move towards it. What an amazing time!

    November 4, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  10. mike coburn

    God save Mr Obama

    November 4, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  11. Rachel

    I couldn't be happier that Obama will be our President!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!

    November 4, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  12. haj

    Let no one tell you, no you cant! Thanks Obama!

    Yes we can

    November 4, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  13. chucky1169469

    THANK GOD

    YES WE DID..........YES WE DID

    November 4, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  14. Jack

    CNN pls put it in a different way. McCain looses the presidency. Thank God we got rid of him

    November 4, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  15. tom

    Yes we can, President Obama

    November 4, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  16. KD

    YES WE CAN! History made today

    November 4, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  17. Edward

    Why do the news organizations insist on fueling the sterotype that there is an African-American. Either you are an American or you are not. Please stop fueling the hatred. If they want to be an African then they should go back to Africa.

    November 4, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  18. Canadian

    THANK YOU GOD THANK YOU....................

    November 4, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  19. JIM IN INDIANA

    I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN!

    November 4, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  20. ron

    this is a great day

    November 4, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  21. blkkbbeauty

    Its been a long time comin, but a change gone come.... YES WE DID !!!
    GOD BLESS AMERICA !!!

    November 4, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  22. shawn

    Thanks to all the smart folks who got out to vote.

    November 4, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  23. Angela

    We need God now more than ever. I'm very fearful for this country.

    November 4, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  24. KRISTIN

    SHUT UP AMY!!!!!!!

    GET OVER IT!

    HE'S OUR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    November 4, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  25. OBAMA/BIDEN SUPPORTER

    Obama Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
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