IN THE OBAMA COLUMN...
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2008 10:02 PM CST
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and his wife Michelle, cast their votes at a polling place in Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama started his push to 270 with few surprises, taking Vermont—and then most of New England, including major wins in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida. Here's a rundown on the states the Obama/Biden ticket clinched on its road to victory:

  • Vermont (3)
  • Massachusetts (12)
  • Delaware (3)
  • DC (3)
  • Maine (4)
  • Maryland (10)

  • New Jersey (15)
  • Illinois (21)
  • Connecticut (7)
  • Pennsylvania (21)
  • New Hampshire (4)
  • Michigan (17)
  • Minnesota (10)
  • Wisconsin (10)
  • New York (31)
  • Rhode Island (4)
  • Ohio (20)
  • New Mexico (5)
  • Iowa (7)
  • Virginia (13)
  • California (55)
  • Oregon (7)
  • Washington (11)
  • Colorado (9)
  • Florida (27)
  • Nevada (5)
  • Hawaii (4)
  • Indiana (11)