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U.S. President elect <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007408" title="Barack Obama" href="/topic/politics/government/barack-obama-PEPLT007408.topic">Barack Obama</a> gives his victory speech to supporters during an election night gathering in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLTRA0000121" title="Grant Park" href="/topic/travel/tourism-leisure/gardens-parks/grant-park-PLTRA0000121.topic">Grant Park</a> on <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES000166" title="Election Day" href="/topic/politics/election-day-EVFES000166.topic">November 4, 2008</a> in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO0100100501250000" title="Chicago" href="/topic/us/illinois/cook-county/chicago-PLGEO0100100501250000.topic">Chicago</a>, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100500000000" title="Illinois" href="/topic/us/illinois-PLGEO100100500000000.topic">Illinois</a>. Obama defeated Republican nominee <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT004278" title="John McCain" href="/topic/politics/government/john-mccain-PEPLT004278.topic">Sen. John McCain</a> (R-AZ) by a wide margin in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST0000104" title="U.S. Presidential Election (2008)" href="/topic/politics/u.s.-presidential-election-%282008%29-EVHST0000104.topic">the election</a> to become the first African-American U.S. President elect.
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( Justin Sullivan / Getty Images / November 4, 2008 )

U.S. President elect Barack Obama gives his victory speech to supporters during an election night gathering in Grant Park on November 4, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama defeated Republican nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) by a wide margin in the election to become the first African-American U.S. President elect.

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