Obama Wins Ohio

Barack Obama has won Ohio, CBS radio projects, making it the first Bush state from 2004 to actually switch.  This takes out of play any “miracle” scenarios whereby John McCain somehow won Colorado and New Mexico and kept the 2004 caucus together.  It’s another 20 Electors for Obama.

Fox, I should note, hasn’t called it but concedes that there’s no plausible math for McCain to get beyond 266 Electors.

UPDATE (21:23):  Fox has now called it for Obama as well. As has been oft noted, “No Republican has won the White House without winning Ohio.”

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  1. Anderson says:

    Ohio ends the race, sports fans.

    Tho hopefully Obama won’t depend on a single, litigable state ….