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It's Official: North Carolina For Obama

CBS News this morning called the state of North Carolina and its 15 electoral votes for Barack Obama, bringing his electoral vote total to 364. John McCain's total stands at 163. The last time a Democrat won North Carolina was more than 30 years ago, when Jimmy Carter took the state in 1976.

The reason for the delay in calling the race was that the state was still counting the last of its ballots; at this point, however, all indications are that there are too few remaining ballots to overcome Obama's lead, according to the elections unit.

That leaves Missouri as the only state that has not been called. The state, where the vote is extremely close, is still tallying absentee and provisional ballots.

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