Filed 9:25 p.m.
As CNN is showing 174 electoral votes for Obama, 54 for McCain the mood at the party has become even more raucous and joyous.
When New York was shown to go to Obama, along with Pennsylvania, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, one woman screeched, wine in hand, “Who needs Wyoming, we got New York, honey!”
Teamsters for Obama are out in full force, rejoicing over a possible Obama victory.
“He’s kicking butt,” said Don Ellis. “We want to see some big numbers tonight.”
Updated at 9:24 p.m.
Reporter Julius Jones has just informed me that CBS and Fox News are projecting a victory for Barack Obama in the state of Ohio. This represents a major victory for the Democrat in a state that President George W. Bush narrowly carried in 2004.
Filed at 8:48 p.m.
Todd Farrell - Zachary Tracer/The Chronicle
Wearing an American flag shirt, Todd Farrell of Raleigh has found himself photographed pretty frequently tonight. As myself and another photographer approached him, he said, “I’m not looking to be photographed, I’m looking to win.”
With Pennsylvania now in the Democrats’ column, Farrell remains hopeful about Sen. John McCain’s chances in the race. “It will be a tough climb for him,” he said, adding that “it’s only one state.”
Filed at 8:32 p.m.
“When you wake up tomorrow, do me a favor and write a thank you note to George W. Bush.”
This as the networks call New Hampshire for Barack Obama and the room again erupts with cheers.