Barack Obama giving his acceptance speech, Nov 4th. Photo: Getty Images.The following is a transcript of President-elect Barack Obama's acceptance speech:Barack Obama: This is our chance to answer that call. This is our moment. If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.Its the answer told by...Read Full Story
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America) History was made tonight as the United States elected the first black president by voting Barack Obama into office.Television networks began calling the election for Obama at approximately 11 p.m. ET (8 p.m. PT). A large throng of supporters celebrated the Obama victory in Chicago and around the country as it became increasingly obvious that John McCain had no path to victory.Barack Obama will take over the office of president Jan. 20, 2009.Read Full Story
Barack Obama on the campaign trail. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America)The earliest exit polls are now coming in, and the very first has gone to Barack Obama in a landslide. The tiny town of Dixville Notch NH has 21 registered voters. It seems that all 21 gathered at 12:01am on November 4th, cast their ballots, made a tally, and are now ready for their 15 minutes in the national spotlight. Obama wins Dixville in a landslide. Barack Obama won 15 votes to John McCain's 6 votes...Read Full Story
The small town of Dixville Notch has already closed it's voting. All 21 residents have voted. The results are in, and Dixville goes to Barack Obama in a landslide.Obama won 15 votes to John McCain's 6. Obama had nearly 3 times more votes than McCain.Learn more about the Dixville Notch Exit Polls Check out photos of Obama on the campaign trail:Read Full Story
Some things to watch for in the exit polls tomorrow:1. Obama has a solid lead in most national polls. But the election is won or lost based on the electoral collage. Keep a closer eye on the "swing states" to see if Obama is pulling ahead in key battlegrounds2. As the earliest polls are reported, compare the spread between Obama and Mccain to the delta predicted by fivethirtyeight.com . If the spread is the same, then the rest of 538's predictions will probably also hold.Remember, exit...Read Full Story
Obama exit polls, Nov 4th 2008. Check Barack Obama's standing in exit polls and follow the political ups and downs of Barack Obama and Joe Biden.