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Barack Obama Elected President of the United States

by Chris Moody, published

Barack Obama has been elected the 44th president of the United States, an election announced around 8:00 pm Pacific time. The Associated Press reported that John McCain called Obama to congratulate him on the victory. He delivered his concession speech shortly after.

"The American people have spoken and they have spoken clearly," McCain said to a booing crowd in Arizona. He commended Obama, calling the election "historic."

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