The Old Dominion Goes Blue

With 91 precincts reporting, both FOX News and the Associated Press call Virginia for Barack Obama.

How'd he do it? By slicing into the Bush margins downstate and running up big leads in the heavily populated, transplant-rich ring of suburban counties around Washington D.C.--Arlington (67-32), Loudoun (53-47), Fairfax (59-41) and Prince William (55-44). To see how much has changed in four years, just look at the Bush-Kerry splits from the last time around: 46-54 in Fairfax, 56-44 in Loudoun and 53-47 in Prince William. That's the whole story right there.

Obama's electoral vote total now stands at 220. When the polls close at 11:00 p.m. Eastern in California, the networks will call the race--and Barack Obama will officially be the president-elect of the United States of America.

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