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The networks hand Ohio to Obama, say things look grim for McCain

November 4, 2008 |  6:59 pm

The biggest call of the night came between 6:15 and 6:30, when the networks all called Ohio for Obama. And without officially declaring the Democrat the next president, they came pretty close.

“Unless something miraculous happens in one of these nonbattleground states, McCain’s situation is looking pretty dire,” Brit Hume said on Fox News, which gave Ohio to Obama at 6:18.

“At the moment it still looks pretty grim for Sen. McCain and a very daunting task here,” Sam Donaldson said on ABC.

"I don't think you can find the numbers on the map and figure out how John McCain can win now,” Bob Schieffer said on CBS.

-- Matea Gold