Obama Awaits Election Results

CHICAGO (AP) - Barack Obama has cast his ballot in the election he hopes will make him the country's first black president.

He and his wife, Michelle, were among the first to vote after polls opened at their neighborhood polling place in Chicago. They cast their paper ballots in side-by-side booths, as their two young daughters looked on. Obama later joked that he had to check who is wife was voting for after she took so long.

The family had been ushered inside ahead of the line that wrapped around the block. His Hyde Park neighbors cheered when he held up his validation slip with a smile and said, "I voted."

Obama voted a few minutes after William Ayers, the 1960s radical who lives in the neighborhood and whom Republicans tried to link to Obama in the campaign.

Next on Obama's schedule is a final campaign stop in Indiana. Then he plans a game of basketball with friends and staff, before watching the returns at a Chicago hotel room.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Nov 6, 2008 at 06:27 PM
    Wow a free RACE card with every deck!
  • by supporter on Nov 6, 2008 at 07:17 AM
    He did go home to Hawaii and visit his ill grandmother. She told him to return and campaign. I guess you all did not hear or read that part because you cannot read. Just another KY backward, racist.
  • by Osama B. on Nov 4, 2008 at 05:59 PM
    Good luck my friend.
  • by jasmine Location: lexington kentucky on Nov 4, 2008 at 05:04 PM
    i hop obama wins and if i was aloud to vote i would pick for obama
  • by Concerned on Nov 4, 2008 at 03:59 PM
    People look at his family morals. His grandma is dead and he isn't even acting concerned. He should be with his family. If he wins I am sure someone would call Hawaii and tell him. And to think people are actually voting for him.
  • by anonymous on Nov 4, 2008 at 02:38 PM
    Obama for 08 prez! We need democrates in the white house, McCain plans on continuing the war
  • by morehead kentucky Location: vote on Nov 4, 2008 at 12:58 PM
    3.3%vote 3.30%vote
  • by A Location: L on Nov 4, 2008 at 11:47 AM
    @Anonymous on Nov 4, No doubt. Ive thought the same all along. If being half african decent makes your straight black then we are all women since we all have the X chromosome. Always wondered why there wasnt places for people of native american europian decent on gov forms. Most the people in this state are mixed race in one way or another even if they want to discount 1/8th their genes and say white.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 4, 2008 at 08:52 AM
    who in the h*&% came up with the idea of the one drop rule? He's just as much white as he is black!?!?

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