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. Travis

    VICTORY! Yes we can, yes we did! Hail to the chief!

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  2. Doug

    Kamera...he will stand behind Israel...for what that's worth

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  3. Amy

    Obama won! Thank God, thank God!

    I'm speechless, but emotionally filled with joy, happiness, and hope!

    Maybe I can write something more later, but right now, I want to savor this moment!

    OBAMA/BIDEN!

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  4. Dave

    God help us all, I hope the kool-aid wears off soon.

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  5. Miikka

    You did it Obama! Congratulations!

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  6. S. Boatman

    I AM PROUD OF MY COUNTRY!

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  7. Bill

    Go ahead guys, move to Spain or Canada, or whatever...we don't want you. And take the radical pro-life bible-readers with you.

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  8. tim alexander

    Its a new America!

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  9. Charley

    And that's how Democracy/Capitolism ends... With thundering applause. We're in for a rough 4 years folks – hate to say I told you so. Just don't drink the KoolAid.

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  10. Chris Jackson

    CONGRADS TO OUR NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OBAMA

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  11. Michael

    finally it is over. now it is time to stop talking about black, white, blue and red. now it is about us – us being you and me. us being a truly United States
    Mccain and his stooge tried to separate us. we are truly a United States again. let the hard work begin

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

    Congratulations Obama!!

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  13. waragon

    it is truly an amazing day to be an american! (ps-they can call it 2 minutes after the west coast polls close because all 4 states are historically blue states)

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  14. Jag

    Whoooohooooo!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  15. HouseDiva

    YAY!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  16. Anonymous

    OBAMA!!!!! WE DID IT!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  17. ObamaForLife

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  18. circus clown

    the beginning of the end is at hand. I am amzed at the ignorance of the voting public. Bleak days are ahead.

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  19. chelsi

    i think i can finally say god bless america.. obama, you deserve it!

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

    I am sorry you all voted for obama actually I am sorry for him that you all voted for him. I am not sure this country is yet ready for this... But I wish him luck and our country luck. But like the guy above said I am moving to Spain!

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

    I still think i'm dreaming, this can't be real
    I'm speechless, and love my country, even the people trying to be negative right now

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  22. Tim

    May God protect us during some of the morally worst years our nation has ever experienced.

    I am grieved to think that our nation has sold its soul for the prize of a healthy economy. I'm just thankful my babies are already born.

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  23. Katherine

    Tomorrow in school is gonna be noisy with kids saying "OMG I cant believe that Obama is the president!!"

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  24. Jude

    you people who support Obama are completely immoral, he is for abortion, the baby did nothing wrong it was the parents fault how dare you think you can take an innocent human life for no reason but your own selfish reasons, I agree I'm moving to spain!

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  25. Laurence the Canadian

    Congratulations to everyone in the US on an exciting and interesting election. You have woken up your population and become engaged in your politics again. You should be proud of yourselves.

    November 4, 2008 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
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