270 Electoral Votes Needed to Win
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming
Obama/Biden: 338 (Obama wins the presidency)
California, Colorado, Connecticut, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin
McCain has conceded and called Obama to congratulate him. I’m done for the evening. Another AC contributor can take up the running commentary.
Virginia goes to Obama. Obama has the election all but wrapped up, barring a major surprise in the evening which none of the pundits, including the McCain campaign, foresee happening. For now, we probably should begin contemplating an Obama presidency and congratulate him for an excellent campaign.
McCain aides have all but conceded the election to Obama when announcing they see no other pathway to 270 electoral votes.
Ohio goes to Obama. This election is almost over for McCain.
McCain won the Catholic vote in Pennsylvania 51-49%, but still lost the state to Obama.
Exit polls are not matching up with actual votes in Indiana, Florida, and North Carolina. Hence why they haven’t been called yet. The exit polls favor Obama, but the actual results do not reflect this.
Updated 11:22 PM CST