Obama wins Indiana

The traditionally red state goes to the Democrat in a squeaker.


Alex Koppelman
November 5, 2008 12:25PM (UTC)

Jimmy Carter couldn't do it. Neither could Al Gore or John Kerry. Not even Bill Clinton could win Indiana. But Barack Obama apparently has.

With 99 percent of the state's precincts reporting at the time the Associated Press called it for the Democrat, Obama held a narrow lead over John McCain. Just 22,986 votes separated the two candidates.

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Before this, no Democrat had won Indiana since Lyndon Johnson in 1964. And before that, the state had gone Republican in every election since 1936.


Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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