U.S. Presidential Election 2008
Election Day November 4

News Election Day November 4 November 5, 2008
Obama turns to building a presidency
His storied election behind him and weighty problems in his face, Barack Obama turned Wednesday to the task of building an administration in times of crisis as Americans and the world absorbed his history-shattering achievement as the first black leader ascending to the presidency. Read more

November 4, 2008
Barack Obama victory speech: Change has come to America (video)
If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer. Read more

McCains Concession Speech (video)
SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN: Thank you. Thank you, my friends. (Cheers, applause.) Thank you for coming here on this beautiful Arizona evening. (Cheers, applause.) Read more

Obama Elected 44th President
Barack Obama, capping an unprecedented rise, has been voted the 44th President of the United States, according to projections by broadcast and cable news networks. Read more

McCain votes in Arizona, Palin in Alaska
As Republican presidential candidate John McCain arrived at the Albright United Methodist Church in Phoenix, Arizona Tuesday to vote, scores of supporters cheered: 'Go, John, go.' Read more

Historic Election 2008: For the Record Books
First, most, longest. Election 2008 has redefined American politics in a rainbow of historic records that are likely to resonate across the cultural landscape for decades to come.

The historic campaign -- nearly two years long -- was marked by breakthroughs in race, gender, age, fundraising and use of technology. Read more
Voting machine problems reported on East Coast, in Midwest
Breakdowns are plaguing polling places in Philadelphia, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Problems are also reported in New York state, Virginia and Florida. Read more