John McCain has conceded that Barack Obama has won the election for president of the United States.
Senator McCain told supporters in his home state of Arizona that he had
called his Democratic rival to congratulate him shortly after most
polls closed (at 11pm Tuesday EST, 0400 UTC Wednesday).
McCain said he told Obama he admired him for his ability to inspire the
hopes of millions of Americans. McCain said he would do whatever he
could to help Mr. Obama to bring the country together and restore
prosperity and defend America's security.