CT Watches as Obama Becomes President-Elect

Some CT voters waited in line for almost an hour Tuesday to cast their ballots but by Tuesday night, it was time to watch how America voted.

Hundreds of people went to Union Station in Hartford Tuesday night to watch the election results on a map turn blue for Barack Obama.

The president-elect took 60 percent of Connecticut’s vote for president. In his speech Tuesday, he vowed to be a president for all America but also asked for patience in dealing with the country's problems.

Former Hartford mayor Thurman Milner recalled Tuesday night the challenges he faced as the city’s first black mayor and said this is a turning point for the country.

“To seen now that Connecticut came out in the majority for Obama is a big change and a very exciting change,” Milner said. “I never thought I’d see this in my lifetime and I’ve very happy about it, I’m very elated.

The official numbers are not in, but the election likely will go down in CT’s record books for voter turnout. The early numbers indicate voter turnout in New Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport was double the normal election turnout, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz said.

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