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President-elect Barack Obama on stage at his victory celebration in Chicago with his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha. Photo by Scott Olson / Getty Images

President-elect Barack Obama walks on stage at his victory celebration in Chicago with his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha. Photo by Scott Olson / Getty Images

Prior to the landslide win in the electoral college, at apporximately 9 p.m. Mountain Standard Time,with two time zones’ polls still open; Senator John McCain anncounced his concession from the race for president.