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. rixeyh

    Thank God, now I have hope for the future instead of being resigned.

    November 4, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  2. francheska ;-)

    Oh thank you God!! This is the most wonderful thing!!

    November 4, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  3. Jaynie

    Yes we did. 🙂

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  4. hahayeahsonnn.

    🙂 Our time has come. <3 Thank you.

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  5. Harlem

    Yeah! Here we go America! Back on the path to greatness! Well done Obama, we trusted you, lets see you deliver...

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  6. Ed

    History was made tonight, the American people turned away from fear and and embraced, each other for the first time in over eight years, Obama, bring our service members home, Officer or enlisted, soldier, sailor, airman or marine, let them rest their heads in their own bunks or beds.

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  7. Yoop

    It is a historic event

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  8. Stephanie M

    Canada loves Obama!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  9. Obama Supporter

    GOD BLESS AMERICA. OBAMA IS THE MAN!

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  10. Obama Mama

    well it is all but put to rest – tear down the goal posts as the nite is young

    can it be ? this day will be looked on as the gift of gab and that is about it

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  11. vote! OBAMA-BIDEN NOV.4th

    YES WE DID! YES WE DID! YES WE DID! PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  12. Rick in Az

    USA ! ! ! USA ! ! ! USA ! ! !
    God Bless the United States of America
    Free at last Free at last. THANK GOD ALMIGHTY we are free at LAST

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  13. Kimberly Rose from Dallas, Texas

    I am crying from happiness!

    As a young black woman who loves politics now knows that it is possible for me to accomplish my greatest dream of becoming president!

    Go Obama!

    I love America!

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  14. JO-ANN

    CONGRADULATIONS PRESIDENT ELECT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA!!! MAY GOD BLESS & KEEP YOU!!

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  15. linda from South Dakota

    oh yeahhh ,, was there any doubt??? yes we can,,,, yes we can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,,,, its our turn oh yes,, lies never pay,, mccain/palin,, lern a lesson,, tell teh truth,,, be honest and carry it out,,,,,,, oh yeahhh oh yeahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  16. jm from sc

    Amy,

    I feel sorry for you. May God open your eyes and sooth your heart.

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  17. Carolyn

    The American people have spoken – more than ever before. Now the work begins, for ALL of us, together, and I can imagine no better leader than President Barack Obama.

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  18. Jamie

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    November 4, 2008 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  19. a canadian

    way to go U.S.A.

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

    im already packing my bags to move to germany. this is a sad day for america

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

    Yes WE Can. God Bless America!

    November 4, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  22. Dealt, Lisbon

    Thank you, USA. And I'm going to bed now (it's 04:00 AM, here). 🙂

    November 4, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  23. Sohrab

    This is a historic night for the American people as i am not an American but i feel very lucky to see Obama as the president of the United States of America, He is the only man to bring American back on track........................ WelDonE AmericanS you have shown that you will select the right person.........

    Best of Luck Barack

    November 4, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  24. In Canada!

    We watched your election more then ours!
    And you picked the right person to fix the mistake that has been made!
    Good job America !

    November 4, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  25. lynette

    America the beautiful,truly!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
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