Within the next hour, we can expect Obama to hit 270 electoral votes. We are still waiting for several states to come in: North Carolina, Florida, Virginia and Colorado, but all of these states look really good for Obama. Those states comprise 64 electoral votes. Indiana is still out too, and it is looking good.
At 11:00 PM the polls in California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii will close. Obama will win all four. Those states have 77 electoral votes.
Obama currently has 207 electoral votes. He needs 270 to win. Within the next hour, some combination of the above states will push him over 270 electoral votes. At that point, the networks will declare that he has been elected president. It's coming.
The Young Turks have already called it for Barack Obama.
Soon, John McCain will have to call Barack Obama to concede the race. John McCain will have the opportunity to make his concession speech. Then, we'll hear from Obama. He'll address the huge, and growing, crowd at Grant Park in Chicago.
This is an historic evening. I'm still in a bit of shock. I was worried, even at 7:00 PM tonight I was worried.
Barack Obama is going to be the President of the United States of America.