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Obama wins key states, leads others

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama is leading narrowly in some states that represent John McCain's remaining hopes of winning the presidency.

Obama has already won in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He's leading narrowly in Florida and has even smaller leads in Virginia and North Carolina.

Obama has 202 electoral votes, out of the 270 needed to be elected. McCain, with the help of 34 electoral votes from Texas, has 114.

Obama's wins came throughout traditionally Democratic states in the East and Midwest. McCain took states that are normally secure for Republicans.

Democrats, meanwhile, are gaining strength in both houses of Congress.

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