Barack Obama won 52% of the popular vote nationally, and 62% of the vote in New York state. Here in New York City he won an astounding 86% of the vote. As you might guess, the city came alive last night, people were partying in the streets from the Lower East Side to Harlem.
I believe Barack Obama won this election because he is a righteous human being. He won, because the people of this nation want more than hope, we want to believe again in America, an America that truly is the land of the free and home of the brave. The land of opportunity, justice and equality. Tuesday's election was an historic step in that direction. There is much to be done. Let us begin.