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. Leah

    God help us all because that man is not the person that should be running this country.

    I am officially moving to Texas and we will become a sovereign nation.

    November 4, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  2. Slash

    Yes we DID! 😀

    November 4, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  3. Marylou South Carolina

    Thank you God, Please Bless Barack Obama. We finally have a President that we have ELECTED. Show him the way to lead us out of this mess

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

    OMG...President Barack Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you God!! Pray for him!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  5. Tammy

    Way to go Obama thank god you won

    November 4, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  6. Odell

    Its about time the hate in our country subsides, for today marks the end of the rehtoric filled fear-mongering tatics by the old racist americans. This day is the mark of a new direction with new ideas in the US. John McCain and Sarah Palin tried to win with the old order and it didn't work! Now she can go back to being a idiot in her own state and McCain can find a clue! God blessed america tonight!

    November 4, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  7. Mark Crane

    Hallelujah. I've spent 20 percent of my life under a corrupt regime.

    November 4, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  8. usaqueen

    YES WE CAN< AND WE DID.... GOD BLESS THE USA.

    Obama/Biden .... History!

    November 4, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  9. linda from South Dakota

    president obama , i truely salute you, im proud to be a american,,,,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh yeahhh oh yeahhhhh we can and we will!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 08 and beyond

    November 4, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  10. Mona

    God has blessed us with this day, Thank You Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  11. vic nashville,Tn

    Congratulation to Obama

    Thanks to America and Clinton family

    November 4, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  12. barry

    Welcome Mr President.
    Thank you America

    November 4, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  13. David

    Say hello to our welfare state…yippie…now 'The One' will pay my morgage and my car bill and maybe child care. I cant wait to not have any responsibilities. I cant wait for jobs to be cut because of higher taxes…oh but wait the ones who dont pay taxes will get a rebate, awesome. Maybe I should quit my job and just wait for 'The One' to take care of everything

    November 4, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  14. rory ryan

    Congrats Mr. President

    November 4, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  15. Nick

    BYE BYE PALIN!!!!!
    BYE BYE MCCAIN!!!!!

    HELLOOOOO

    OBAMA – BIDEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  16. Jerry R Lucas RN Indiana

    I hope that he works to bring back this country but, with all tha hate from this election and half of the country voting for McCain he will need to be for all of America not just Dems and black America.

    Jerry R Lucas RN
    Male Nurse Magazine .com

    November 4, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  17. Gary W Davies

    As a child of the fifties and sixties I never thought I would see the day when an African American would become president of the United States of America. Change is possible!

    November 4, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  18. Jay

    Shut up Amy!

    November 4, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  19. KRISTIN

    IT'S OVER!!!!!!!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHA!

    November 4, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  20. common man

    More than anything, this represents the ultimate democracy. The first visible minority elected to head a nation.

    November 4, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  21. NY Obama Supporter

    Wow Amy and George are sore losers.

    Congrats, Mr. Obama.

    November 4, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  22. Ralph

    Yes we have!!!
    Go Obama!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  23. Carrie in Cali

    It's going to be an interesting 4 years. 🙂

    November 4, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  24. Joffrey

    Praise be to Obama and his holy name! He is risen!

    November 4, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  25. democrate

    all the candidates need is 270 electoral votes to become president and Obama has more than that.

    November 4, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
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