…Are some of the words most frequently found on the front pages of America’s newspapers today (thanks, Newseum). There’s a sense of…

…history in the works:

“Un Voto Historico” (Los Angeles, CA) La Opinion

“On the Brink of History” New York Post (along with a full-page photo of Obama against an American flag)

“Historic Choice” The Detroit News

“Historic Day” The (Lakeland, Fl) Ledger


“Election Day. Finally,” Naples (FL) Daily News

“It’s your turn—finally,” (Newark, NJ) Star-Ledger

“Finally, you decide,” Columbus (OH) Dispatch

“FINALLY,” The (Youngstown, OH) Vindicator

“Almost over!” (Klamath Falls, Ore) Herald and News

And beyond the U.S., the election makes the front pages of many newspapers today, typically with mention of both candidates. Some exceptions:

“OBAMA-DAY” (Brussels, Belgium) De Standaard

“Yes, He Can!” The (Johannesburg, South Africa) Times

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.