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Barack Obama wins presidential election

President-elect Barack Obama President-elect Barack Obama
Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden

CHICAGO, Illinois (KHNL) -  Barack Obama will be the next president of the United States.

Obama will be the first African-American president and also the first person born in Hawaii to reach the nation's highest office.

Republican Senator John McCain just called Obama to concede and congratulated him on his victory.

In Chicago, it's a huge and historic victory celebration near grant park, as thousands gathered to celebrate Barack Obama's victory.

Ticket holders are hoping to get a view of the stage.

It's so packed with Obama supporters, a second line formed for those in a spillover section who will have to watch Obama from a giant screen.

Chicago authorities said earlier this week they were bracing for as many as a million people.

In Phoenix, the McCain faithful are gathered at the Arizona Biltmore .

Just moments ago, John McCain took the stage to speak about his long and hard fought campaign. He also congratulated Obama and Joe Biden on their win.

He told his supporters whatever our differences, we are all Americans and we must work together to get our country moving again.

He also thanked everyone for their support.

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