Obama wins Democrats Abroad primary

The senator comes away with another primary victory -- this one conducted over a 10-day period in 30 countries and on the Internet.

Published February 21, 2008 4:43PM (EST)

Barack Obama has won the Democrats Abroad primary for his 11th straight victory, the group announced Thursday. An organization representing Democrats who are U.S. citizens living outside the U.S., Democrats Abroad has state-level recognition from the Democratic National Committee, which has granted the group a total of 11 delegates -- including four superdelegates -- to the Democratic convention.

Voting in the primary happened over a period beginning Feb. 5 and ending Feb. 12, and was conducted at voting centers in 30 countries as well as by mail and fax and, in a first, over the Internet. The group says online ballots were cast in 164 countries and territories, including Antarctica.

In final results, Obama won the popular vote by a large margin over rival Hillary Clinton. Obama garnered 65.6 percent of the vote, while Clinton took 32.7 percent. But the delegate count was much closer: Obama picks up 2.5 delegates, Clinton two; 2.5 more delegates will be allocated at the group's convention in April.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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