Wed 5 Nov, 2008
With the closing of the polls on the west coast, the networks are finally willing to acknowledge that the exit polls in several of those states are enough to easily put Barack Obama over the top, with at least 284 electoral votes.
Separately, Virginia has now been called for Obama, giving him another 13 electoral votes. There are several states still to be heard from, and Obama is probably not done winning states tonight.
The updated election map: