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Barack Obama Officially Wins 2008 Presidential Contest

November 05, 2008 06:01:39 GMT

Democratic leader Barack Obama won American votes and named the first African-American president of United States.


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CBS newscaster Katie Couric announced in a special election report that Barack Obama is likely to win the election and becomes the 44th and the first African-American president of United States. It comes as a definite projections since the Democratic senator won people's heart by a huge vote compared to that of his opponent's, John McCain.

Couric said, "We have breaking news, momentous news, really: CBS now estimates that because of victories in California, Washington, Oregon and Hawaii, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois will be the next president of the United States." Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer appearing on the news show too, said "Barack Obama is going to be the next president of the United States."

The CBS report came slightly after 7:00 P.M. and hours later, the official verdict from the television networks came down as the polls are wrapped in California at 11:00 P.M. ET. Obama officially had won the 2008 presidential election. He, therefore sets a milestone in America's 232-year history of electing its president.

"This is an historic election and I recognize the special significance it has for African Americans," said McCain on Obama's win. "I have always believed that America offers opportunities for those who have the will to seize it. Let there be no reason for any American to fail to cherish their citizenship in this, the greatest nation on earth."

Obama is expected to make his first speech as the new president of America at a rally in Chicago's Grant Park.

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  • Students celebrating Obama's win


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posted by nane on Nov 19, 2008
great!!!!!!! obama wins that{s wonderful happy jeje
posted by GO OBAMA ! on Nov 05, 2008
Obama Rockss man even though i live in AUSTRALIA !i was rooting Obama on all the way ! i think that this is s great opportunity for obama to leadd his country through the eyes of an africanAMERICAN ! OBAMA ROCKSS . . . BY `J a h z y i r e ...
posted by Grove Street Leader on Nov 05, 2008
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posted by Val on Nov 05, 2008
Thank GOD!!!
posted by Snappybingo on Nov 05, 2008
I;m glad Obama won. Im aussie but i know he will do good by allllll.cheers
posted by POOHBEAR on Nov 05, 2008
I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THAT MY PRESIDENT IS AFRICAN AMERICAN. WOW! THIS IS EXTREMELY AMAZING. IN CELEBRATION, I'VE BEEN PLAYING NAS'S "BLACK PRESIDENT" FOR HOURS. BLACKS STAND UP. IT'S OUR TIME TO RULE!!!!!

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