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US voters' views 2008: Election results

Barack Obama has been elected the first black president of the United States.

Here Republican and Democratic voters from across the US reflect on Obama's victory and look to the future.

Jessica Ross
Jessica Ross | Langhorne, Pennsylvania | Democrat

Tom Taber
Tom Taber | San Mateo, California | Democrat

Catherine Anne Smith
Catherine Smith | Decatur, Georgia | Democrat

Sumit Galhotra
Sumit Galhotra | New York | Democrat

Carlos Martinez
Carlos Martinez | Austin, Texas | Democrat

Tammika Waddy
Tammika Waddy | District Heights, Maryland | Democrat

Mary O'Neil
Mary O'Neil | Denver, Colorado | Democrat

Michael Kundak-Cowall
Michael Kundak-Cowall | Chelsea, Michigan | Democrat


The readers' panel has been selected from as wide a cross-section of people as possible and may not be representative of wider US public opinion.

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