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NBC News: Barack Obama will be next President of the United States

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NBC News projects Barak Obama will be the next President of the United States.  Obama is projected to win Virginia, California, Oregon, Hawaii, and Washington state.  He is also being named the winner in New Mexico.

John McCain will win South Dakota, Mississippi, Utah and Idaho.

States for Obama States for McCain
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Hampshire
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • New Mexico
  • Iowa
  • California
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Hawaii
  • Colorado
  • Nevada
  • Virginia
  • Florida
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Wyoming
  • North Dakota
  • Kansas
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • South Dakota
  • Idaho
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • West Virginia

 

6:55 p.m.

WASHINGTON - NBC News says McCain will win Texas and Utah.  But Obama will win Iowa. Montana and Nevada are too close to call.

States for Obama States for McCain
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Hampshire
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • New Mexico
  • Iowa
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Wyoming
  • North Dakota
  • Kansas
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • Texas
  • Utah

 

6:50 p.m.

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama has built a commanding lead, capturing another sought-after prize. He wins Ohio and its 20 electoral votes, giving the Democrat a total of 195 to John McCain's 70.

Obama needs 270 to clinch the nomination. He'd earlier won in neighboring Pennsylvania. Both states were seen as key to McCain's victory chances.

Obama also swept the states in the East and Midwest that traditionally go blue.  McCain's latest wins are in Kansas, North Dakota, Arkansas, Alabama and Louisiana, with 33 electoral votes in all.

Democrats have picked up Republican Senate seats in Virginia, North Carolina, New Hampshire and New Mexico. But Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has won re-election to his Senate seat in Kentucky.

Republicans Jeff Sessions in Alabama and Pat Roberts in Kansas were also re-elected.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

6:31 p.m.

Another big state has gone to Barak Obama.  NBC News projects Obama will win Ohio, sending 20 Electoral College votes his way.  He will also win New Mexico.

Louisiana will stay red, it's 9 votes going to John McCain.

Obama: 200 votes
McCain: 85 votes
270 needed to win presidency

States for Obama States for McCain
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Hampshire
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Wyoming
  • North Dakota
  • Kansas
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana

6:07 p.m.

WASHINGTON - As election returns stream in from across the country, NBC projects Barak Obama will win Minnesota and Wisconsin and Michigan, three key states that were hotly contested.  McCain is projected to win North Dakota, Wyoming, Arkansas and Kansas.

Colorado is too close to call, as is Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota and Texas.

Obama: 175 Electoral College votes
McCain: 76 Electoral College votes

States for Obama States for McCain
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Hampshire
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • Michigan
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Wyoming
  • North Dakota
  • Kansas
  • Arkansas


5:40 p.m.

WASHINGTON - NBC News projects John McCain picked up two more southern states: Alabama and Georgia, giving him a total of 58 votes in the Electoral College.  Meanwhile, Virginia remains too close to call.  Barak Obama still has 103 Electoral College votes, according to NBC News.

States for Obama States for McCain
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Hampshire
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Alabama

5:19 p.m.

WASHINGTON - Barak Obama has secured 103 Electoral College votes, winning the key state of Pennsylvania.  NBC News projects John McCain will win Tennessee.

States for Obama States for McCain
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Hampshire
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Kentucky
  • South Carolina

 


WASHINGTON - The first results from the election are in: John McCain is the winner in Kentucky, while Barack Obama has captured Vermont.  Obama and McCain split the first two states in which the outcome is known - McCain taking the eight electoral votes at stake in Kentucky, while Obama gets Vermont's three electoral votes.

Democrats, meanwhile, have taken one Senate seat away from the Republicans, with Mark Warner defeating Jim Gilmore in Virginia to capture the seat that was held by the retiring Republican John Warner.

In South Carolina, meanwhile, Republican Lindsey Graham - a leading McCain ally and adviser - was re-elected to his Senate seat. 

In Indiana, Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels has been re-elected.   

West Virginia has re-elected its Democratic governor along with Sen. Jay Rockefeller. But in the presidential race, the outcome of the fight for the state's five electoral votes isn't yet known. Rockefeller defeated Republican Jay Wolfe to hold onto his Senate seat. Gov. Joe Manchin is the winner over Republican challenger Russ Weeks.

John McCain has led recent polls in West Virginia, which went for President Bush in 2000 and 2004.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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