CNN projects Senator Obama has won the Democrats' nomination for president.
Congratulations to Senator Obama!
It is no small accomplishment to be the first African-American in U.S. history to lead a major-party ticket.
As expected, Obama picked up a slew of superdelegate endorsements on Tuesday. According to CNN, those endorsements, combined with the delegates he's projected to receive from South Dakota's primary, will put him past the 2,118 required to win the nomination.
Obama will claim victory during a speech in St. Paul, Minnesota, according to prepared remarks released by his campaign:
"Tonight we mark the end of one historic journey with the beginning of another -- a journey that will bring a new and better day to America," he's expected to say.
"Tonight, I can stand before you and say that I will be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States."