Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day USA 2008 Memo: Barack Obama is the New President of the United States of America

Election Day USA Special Report

11:40 eastern, 8:40 pacific time, November 4, 2008

With the votes in the Western United States not yet even fully counted, Democratic candidate for President Barack Obama will be the the next President of the United States.

Based on our analysis of all of the national news media projections, the Senator from Illinois has passed the needed 270 electoral votes required to win the 2008 Presidential election.

We project Obama currently at 320 electoral votes, five more than is needed to become President.

Republican John McCain has 142 electoral votes, less than half of what Obama has.

President-elect Obama has 51% of the popular vote at present to McCain's 48%

California alone has 55 electoral votes. As of yesterday's polls Obama was favored to win in the Golden State by as many as 20 percentage points. The polls in California and the other Western states have just closed. Results will be coming in shortly.

However, these states will only add to the already 275 -- and growing -- electoral votes that now have put Barack Obama over the top, making him the first African American President in American history.

Americans it appears decided to choose change and a new direction (Obama) over experience and four more years of Republican governance in the White House.

Democrats also are picking up numerous seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.

Thus far the Democrats have gained nine (9) seats in the House of Representatives, the GOP losing nine (9).

In the U.S. Senate the Democrats are up by four (4) new seats, with the Republicans losing four (4). If the Democrats can gain six more new Senate seats in the election, for a total of 60 (they now have 54 seats in the Senate), they will have a majority which will prevent the Republicans from Filibustering any legislation passed by the Democratic majority.

As of press time, the Democrats have 172 seats in the House, compared to 112 for republicans. In the Senate, Democrats currently have 54 seats and Republicans 38.

The Democratic Party will have a majority trifecta in 2009, as a result of today's election. A Democratic President, Barack Obama, a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, and a majority Democratic Senate. The last time this happened for the Democrats was in Bill Clinton's first term in the early 1990's.

Barack Obama, the son of a white mother from Kansas and an African father from Kenya, a man who was raised in part by his grandparents on his mother's side, and just yesterday found out his beloved 86 year old grandmother passed away, is the 44th President of the United States.

Tonight American parents can tell their children with a completely straight face, that regardless of the color of their skin or ethnic and economic background, they too can, if they work extremely hard like Barack Obama has, one day become the President of the United States.

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1 comment:

Hannah said...

My humble musical letter to the president elect: