November 5, 2008 / 2:25 AM / 12 years ago

Obama wins key battleground state of Ohio-Fox News

WASHINGTON, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Democrat Barack Obama defeated Republican rival John McCain in the Ohio presidential vote on Tuesday, carrying a key battleground state that has backed the winning White House candidate since 1964, Fox News projected.

Most opinion polls before the election showed Obama with a narrow lead in Ohio, but the state, which provided a critical win for President George W. Bush in 2004, was considered a tossup. No Republican has won the White House without carrying Ohio.

The victory gave Obama all of Ohio’s 20 electoral votes, providing a big boost toward the 270 needed to win the presidency in the United States’ indirect system of choosing a leader.

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