2008 Waiting for the South Carolina Results
posted by January 26 at 12:05 PMon
The polls opened at 7 a.m. in South Carolina today, and they’ll close at 7 p.m. Eastern time.
(That’s 6 p.m. West Coast of Mexico time and 4 p.m. Seattle time.)
The assumption is that Obama will win—though, keep in mind, that was the assumption going into New Hampshire. Still, it seems a somewhat more well-founded assumption going into South Carolina, where the state’s large black population has been telling pollsters it’s overwhelmingly for Obama. Barring some sort of black-voter Bradley effect, Obama is likely to get a much-needed popular victory tonight, along with a boost in his delegate count. The question is: If Obama’s win hinges solely on the black vote, does that make him vulnerable to being painted as the “black” candidate?
See you when the results come in.