The president-elect delivers his victory speech in Chicago’s Grant Park before a throng of supporters Tuesday night after winning the 2008 campaign.

“It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America.”

Praises McCain as a “selfless leader,” says he looks forward to working with him and Palin in the months ahead.

Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications estimates the crowd at 240,000.

Read his full prepared remarks here.

PHOTOS: See a gallery of the event here.

Plus: Campaign email to supporters: “All of this happened because of you.” Read the whole message here.

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