Indiana race pulling closer

Hillary Clinton was -- and perhaps still is -- expected to win Indiana's Democratic primary, but as the night's progressed, her margin has been shrinking.

Alex Koppelman
May 7, 2008 6:34AM (UTC)

Going into the night, Hillary Clinton was widely expected to win Indiana's Democratic primary. And CBS News has already declared her the victor. But the other networks are still holding off on making a call, and as the night's been progressing the results have looked progressively more perilous for Clinton.

As of this posting, Clinton still leads Barack Obama. She has 52 percent of the vote to his 48 percent, which translates into a margin of just more than 40,000 votes. But a county that's expected to be a source of strength for Obama is still counting, and will even be checking absentee ballots, so we probably won't know those results until about midnight EDT.


Meanwhile, we're hearing the Obama campaign expects Indiana to be close.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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