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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- President-elect Obama has won North Carolina, a symbolic triumph in a state that hadn't voted for a Democrat in more than a generation.

Remember Guilford County, North Carolina, the place where Sarah Palin said she was happy to be in "Real America"?

Well, the North Carolina numbers are now all in, and guess what: Obama won this "Real American" county -- by a landslide.

Yep -- Guilford County voted 59%-41% for Obama.

The Associated Press declared Obama the winner Thursday after canvassing counties in North Carolina to determine the number of outstanding provisional ballots.

That survey found that there are not enough remaining ballots for Republican John McCain to close a 13,693-vote deficit.

North Carolina's 15 electoral votes brings Obama's total to 364 - nearly 100 more than necessary to win the White House. Missouri is the only state that remains too close to call.

Obama's win in North Carolina was the first for a Democratic presidential candidate since Jimmy Carter won the state in 1976. African American man taking the state that sent Jessie Helms to the senate for years and kicked republican icon Elizabeth Dole out of office. This is truly a great year for Americans!

We have all been witness to an Obama landslide, congratulations to everybody at DKOS and all of the citizens of the United States Of America.

Originally posted to StuHunter on Thu Nov 06, 2008 at 09:26 AM PST.

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