After a record turnout, Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly favored Democrat Barack Obama in the presidential race. He garnered 62 percent of the vote, while Republican John McCain won 36 percent and Independent Ralph Nader scored one percent. So, the state's dozen electoral votes went to Obama.
Many people gathered in groups across the Boston area last night to watch the results, amid cheers and tears, as WBUR's Monica Brady-Myerov reports.
This program aired on November 5, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.