I am always amazed at how they can start predicting all this when polls are still open on the west coast [source]
The minute west coast polls closed, with 0% of precincts reporting, CNN declared Obama the President-Elect.
Film score nerd trivia, election-night edition: The music playing after McCain's speech=Crimson Tide. Obama's post-speech music=The Patriot. [source]
Crimson Tide = a battle between a white war veteran and a rising young black star that ends with the veteran recommending the star.
The Patriot = "Everything will change….everything has changed."