In this video, produced by the Conseil Représentatif des Associations Noires, a man who looks remarkably like the new US president is filmed jogging in Paris. He is stopped by French police in the video and asked for his papers.
The votes have been counted: Barack Obama has won the state of North Carolina. This is quite significant - the first time the state has voted for a Democratic president in over thirty years.
And as talk begins of who Obama's cabinet appointees will be, those interested can visit the President-elect's website, change.gov.
Gore Vidal is on the BBC. He just called the Republican Party a "Mayan sect." And berated his interviewer. I don't really know how to describe what just happened. But it was certainly interesting.
And if Obama is really winning North Carolina.. this is quite a significant turning point and a big surprise. Even John Edwards, who is from North Carolina, couldn't pull it off in 2004.
McCain just gave a brilliant, gracious concession speech. Mixed applause and boos in the audience. Very clear that if this McCain had been running for president, he would have stood a much greater chance at winning.
It appears that CNN has called Ohio for Obama. I don't see how McCain could possibly win now if this is the case. They are projecting it with 16% of precincts reporting. In other news, we are now watching on CNN.com, and I haven't seen The Situation Room. Is it broken ? Or do they just not show it on the internet ? I'm waiting for another hologram report.
This is the news from Philadelphia : Pennsylvania was recently projected by MSNBC as going to Obama.
In the meantime, this video is posted on Youtube, of so called "security" patrols at a polling station. Disconcerting.
But picking up a bit. The press continued to take photos of the crowd in Cafe en Seine and we left a few minutes ago. It was getting a bit too crowded and it was going to close at some point. It looks like it's going to be a very late night indeed.
"CNN's Jessica Yellin reporting via hologram"
VIA HOLOGRAM !
Comments in the room:
"What's up with the halo?"
+Various Star Wars comments
Coolest election night toy ever. CNN has upstaged all of the other networks at this point. By far the most interesting thing to have happened so far tonight.