At 11 p.m. EST, the last remaining polls closed, and there was nothing left to hold the major news outlets back from making the call we here at Salon made earlier in the night -- Barack Obama is the next president of the United States.
Nets call it for Obama
With polls closed on the West Coast, everyone makes official what had already been clear.
November 5, 2008 9:03AM (UTC)
Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.MORE FROM Alex Koppelman