The 44th President-elect of the United States of America, Barack Obama, told an overflowing crowd of elated supporters at Chicago's Grant Park that the victory tonight "belongs to you".
"For those Americans whose vote I have not earned, I hear your voices...and I will be your president too. And to all those watching tonight beyond our shores... to those huddled around radios in the far corners of the globe...a new dawn of American leadership is at hand."
"That's the dream of America - that America can change, that our union can be perfected"
Update: Here's the audio of Obama's speech.