Barack Obama to be America’s first black president

Good Morning friends,

Congratulations to Barack Obama and all his supporters who voted for Democratic Party. Obama cross 270 electoral votes requisite and reach to new high of 338 votes. Congratulations again to all who voted for Obama. On a night for Democrats to savor, they not only elected Obama the nation’s 44th president but padded their majorities in the House and Senate, and in January will control both the White House and Congress for the first time since 1994

 

Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States, opening a new chapter in the country’s history as the first African-American to hold the world’s most important job.

 

`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,” Obama told more than 100,000 people who gathered for a victory celebration in Chicago’s Grant Park.

 

The Illinois senator capped his 21-month quest with a sweeping electoral victory that also enhanced the Democrats’ majority in Congress and marked the end of an era of Republican dominance in Washington.

 

Obama crossed the requisite threshold of 270 electoral votes to defeat Republican rival John McCain last night when television networks projected him winning the state of California. He had at least 338 electoral votes to McCain’s 145, according to the Associated Press and television network projections. Six states remained undecided.

 

The son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, the Democratic senator from Illinois sealed his historic triumph by defeating Republican Sen. John McCain in a string of wins in hard-fought battleground states – Ohio, Florida, Iowa and more. He captured Virginia, too, the first candidate of his party in 44 years to do so.

 

On a night for Democrats to savor, they not only elected Obama the nation’s 44th president but padded their majorities in the House and Senate, and in January will control both the White House and Congress for the first time since 1994.Obama’s election capped a meteoric rise – from mere state senator to president-elect in four years.

 

His victory, along with his party’s gains in congressional contests, puts Democrats in firm control of the federal government for the first time since the early 1990s. That gives Obama an opportunity to turn his victory into a pivotal moment in the country’s political history.

 

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