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Barack Obama New President of the United States

Written By David D'Angelo on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 | 11/05/2008

POLITICALLY WEDNESDAY: It's final despite votes still to be settled in Missouri and North Carolina, Barack Obama is the new President of the United States by sweeping the electoral votes 349 to 163 according to the Associated Press. On election day, we predicted Barack Obama winning the United States election by an electoral vote of 347 to John McCains 178. This is my personal prediction based on the current trend of the polls and the last survey before election day. An hour after this prediction was made Obama sweeps the electoral votes beyond this prediction and became the 44th President of the United States. (Updated Nov. 6 10:43AM Phil. Time +8GMT)

The personal projections were made at around 10:00am of November 5, Philippine Time (+8GMT) when CNN only had 100+ electoral votes tallied on each candidate. It was a prediction made in order to get a glimpse on who will be taking the oval office at this crucial juncture in history.

Obama made history as the first ever African-American United States President. Obama had taken key states of Pennsylvania and Ohio as well as battleground states of Iowa, Flodida, Virginia and Indiana. Ohio had again proven that it voted for the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1964.

The Democrats also gained majority in the United States Senate and a huge victory in the United States House of Representatives. Democratic Senators outnumbered Republicans 56 to 40 at the same time Democratic Representatives also outnumbered Republicans 254 to 173.

Let us bring into analysis key states based on my earlier prediction and the actual outcome. Those in blue at the Obama column proved true while those in red went to McCain. For the McCain column those in red proved true while those in blue went to Obama

Barack Obama Column:

Minnesota - 10
Wisconsin - 10
Illinois - 21
Michigan - 17
Ohio - 20
Pennsylvania - 21
New York - 31
Maine - 4
Vermont - 3
New Hampshire - 4
Massachusetts - 12
Connecticut - 7
Rhode Island - 4
New Jersey - 12
Delaware - 3
Maryland - 10
District of Columbia - 3
New Mexico - 5
Colorado - 9
California - 55
Florida - 27
North Carolina - 15
Virginia - 13
Hawaii - 4
Nevada - 5
Washington - 11
Oregon - 7
Idaho - 4
TOTAL ELECTORAL VOTES - 347

John McCain Column:

Wyoming - 3
North Dakota - 3
South Dakota - 3
Nebraska - 5
Kansas - 6
Oklahoma - 7
Texas - 34
Louisiana - 9
Arkansas - 6
Missouri - 11
Mississippi - 6
Iowa - 7
Alabama - 9
Georgia - 15
South Carolina - 8
Alaska - 3
Montana - 3
Utah - 5
West Virginia - 5
Kentucky - 8
Tennessee - 11
Indiana - 11
TOTAL ELECTORAL VOTES - 178

This is probably the largest or biggest landslide ever by any United States President and had effectively rewritten the political map of the United States. Obama in his fist speech as the president-elect says that he will be a president for all Americans and not only for those who voted for him.

The contest remain unsettled in Missouri and North Carolina with a total of 41 electoral votes.


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