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WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2008 – Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., appears to have netted enough Electoral Votes to win the White House, becoming the first black president in the country’s history.

Aides for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., conceded they could not garner the 270 Electoral Votes needed to win the Election, Fox News reported.

McCain’s night began badly when Obama won the swing state of Pennsylvania. Since then, polls have closed in several more of the potentially decisive states, and the numbers are several, including Ohio, have gone for Obama.

Voter turnout in this year’s election is expected to be among the largest on record, and voter registration increased by seven percent since the 2004 presidential election.

Among the states called for Obama are Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. States called for McCain so far include West Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama and Georgia.

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