Almost final results from S.C., and where the race stands

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Barack Obama's landslide victory in the South Carolina Democratic primary is confirmed.

By Alex Koppelman
January 27, 2008 9:10AM (UTC)
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With 99 percent of precincts reporting in South Carolina's Democratic primary, which may be as complete as we're going to get tonight, here's the final tally for Saturday:

Out of roughly 530,000 votes cast, Barack Obama took the majority, 55 percent. In second place, and trailing by much more than polls predicted, Hillary Clinton garnered 27 percent of the vote. John Edwards came away in third place, with 18 percent.


These results mean that Obama will get 25 of South Carolina's delegates, while Clinton will have 12 and Edwards eight. Nationally, the delegate count stands at Clinton 249, Obama 167, Edwards 58. A total of 2,025 delegates are needed for victory.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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