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obama wins us presidency

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    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Sen. Barack Obama completed his historic journey to the presidency Tuesday when the state of California gave him enough electoral votes to put him over the 270 needed to win the 2008 election over Sen. John McCain, making him the first person of African-American descent to become the nation's chief executive. The Democratic senator from Illinois completed his remarkable 21-month journey to win the election with a well-financed campaign that relied largely on small donations gathered via the Internet. Along the way, and he captured a number of states that usually vote Republican.
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