Obama wins Hawaii

The Illinois senator holds a wide lead in his native state.

Published February 20, 2008 8:48AM (EST)

To no one's surprise, Barack Obama has won the caucus in his birth state of Hawaii. CNN and CBS News have called the contest for him.

Incoming results are so far breaking for Obama by a wide margin -- with a quarter of the precincts counted, he has 74 percent of the vote and consequently stands to win the vast majority of the state's 20 delegates.

By Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo is a Salon staff writer and the author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society.

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