Orange County, Florida, is voting Obama. Right now it's 60% Obama to 40% McCain. Volusia and Osceola have also voted for Obama. Right now the overall vote in Florida is Obama 52% to McCain 48%.
CNN currently gives Obama 174 electoral votes, McCain 49.
CNN currently gives Obama 207, McCain 95. Obama has been predicted to win Ohio, a key state, with 53% of the vote. Florida is still too close to call; Obama has 51%, McCain 48%. But it won't matter with Ohio in Obama's column. Barak needs another 63 electoral votes, and 55 are in California.
11:00 PM V*I*C*T*O*R*Y
Obama has picked up California, Oregon, Washington State, and Virginia. And the Presidency. He's projected to be the 44th president of the United States. I've heard on TV that Obama is projected to win Florida, but it's not yet reflected on the CNN web site. No matter. Obama is currently sitting with 297 electoral votes, and if it all holds up, then it doesn't matter what column Florida falls into.
11:30 PM Updates
Florida is now in Obama's column, which is quite satisfying especially considering how the 2000 vote turned out. There is no ambiguity this time. Colorado is in Obama's column too, which I find quite symbolic. I've just finished watching McCain's concession speech. He spoke to a booing, rowdy crowd of Republicans in Arizona.