Nets call it for Obama

It won't be a long wait tonight -- the networks didn't even hesitate to predict a winner after polls closed.

By Alex Koppelman
January 27, 2008 5:01AM (UTC)
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There won't be any New Hampshire style surprises tonight, apparently -- the networks are so confident that Barack Obama has won today's primary in South Carolina that they barely waited past the time polls closed to call the race for him. No firm numbers on how much he won by, and there's no word on whether it'll be Hillary Clinton or John Edwards in second place. Poll data we just saw on CNN, though, was interesting: Looks like African Americans broke about 80 percent for Obama, and Edwards took the white vote, capturing 39 percent to Clinton's 36 and Obama's 24.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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