Obama boosts lead (Lead)

November 5th, 2008 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS  

Barack ObamaWashington, Nov 5 (DPA) Democrat Barack Obama boosted his lead over his Republican rival John McCain in the electoral college, claiming 200 votes in elections Tuesday after capturing the key battleground state of Ohio, according to projections by major US news networks.The complex electoral college system awards each of the 50 states’ and the District of Columbia’s electoral votes to the candidate who prevails in the state’s popular vote. A candidate needs 270 votes to clinch the White House.

At least two television networks have projected the winner in the following states:

Obama: Electoral college votes

Vermont 3
Illinois 21
Maine 4
Connecticut 7
New Jersey 15
Delaware 3
Maryland 10
Washington DC 3
Pennsylvania 21
New Hampshire 4
Massachusetts 12
Rhode Island 4
Michigan 17
Wisconsin 10
Minnesota 10
New York 31
Ohio 20
New Mexico 5
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TOTAL: 200

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McCain:

Kentucky 8
South Carolina 8
Tennessee 11
Oklahoma 7
Alabama 9
Georgia 15
Wyoming 3
North Dakota 3
Arkansas 6
Kansas 6
West Virginia 5
Louisiana 9
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TOTAL 90

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