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NBC calls Ohio for Obama

NBC News declares the Barack Obama the projected winner in Ohio.

No Republican has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio. The Republican Party was founded in 1854. Only twice since 1900 has Ohio not predicted the president. In fact, the last time Ohio didn't predict the president was 1960 -- when Kennedy was elected. Before that, the last time a Democrat won without Ohio was 1944 and prior to that was 1892, when it voted for Benjamin Harrison over Grover Cleveland.

VIDEO: NBC's Brian Williams reports that Obama has won the key swing state that President Bush carried in 2004 and 2000.