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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

4 PM: Georgia Thread: Obama and Huckabee Win

posted by on February 5 at 16:05 PM

Says Drudge, based on early exit poll numbers. (And says the AP via the NYT.)

UPDATE: Here are the early exit poll demographic highlights:

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton was strongly supported by Hispanics and people seeking an experienced candidate, but held only modest leads with women and whites, two of her usual strengths, in early national exit polls Tuesday. A coalition of black, young white and higher-income voters were flocking to Sen. Barack Obama.

UPDATE: The Clinton camp emails out its post-Georgia talking points:

Were excited by what were seeing.

We have 21 states that are still outstanding where we expect to pick up a significant number of new delegates.

To be sure, both campaigns have a long night ahead of them but we feel very good about the numbers that were seeing.

Its very important that people in the states where the polls are still open get out and vote.

Unlike the Obama campaign, the Clinton campaign never dedicated significant resources to Georgia.

Sen. Obama spent over $500,000 dollars on ads on television and radio; we never went up on TV.

The Obama campaign has 9 offices in Georgia. The Clinton campaign only has 2.

Sen. Obama has had staff and significant campaign operation across the state for 8 months. Sen. Clinton only deployed staff to the state in the last couple of weeks.

Polls have consistently showed Sen. Obama with wide lead over Sen Clinton. That lead has only widened over time.

UPDATE: CNN calls it for Huckabee on the Republican side.

RSS icon Comments

1

Expedia.com unofficially projecting Obama to win.

Posted by Interesting | February 5, 2008 4:09 PM
2

"Big deal. So did Jesse Jackson in 1988."
--Bill Clinton

Posted by DOUG. | February 5, 2008 4:09 PM
3

LMAO @ Doug

Posted by Bellevue Ave | February 5, 2008 4:12 PM
4

Suggestion: Create one topic (e.g., Super Tuesday Results), instead of separate postings for each one. Or create two: GOP & Dem.

Posted by Fitz | February 5, 2008 4:12 PM
5

CNN is calling it for Obama too. No big surprise though.

Posted by heywhatsit | February 5, 2008 4:13 PM
6

LiveBlog Widget.

Posted by PA Native | February 5, 2008 4:14 PM
7

Delegate count? Nobody gives a shit who wins individual states.

Posted by Fnarf | February 5, 2008 4:14 PM
8

CNN says the Democratic exit poll was 63% women! That's huge. I would think it's an advantage for Clinton, but I guess not.

Posted by Fnarf | February 5, 2008 4:18 PM
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sez Drudge? ! Every news and polling organization in the hemisphere had that one ready to go - just waiting for the doors to close.

Posted by umvue | February 5, 2008 4:18 PM
10

I've changed my mind; I'm voting for Scarlett Johanson.

Posted by A Non Imus | February 5, 2008 4:19 PM
11

MSNBC says Obama got 43% of the white vote in Goergia ,which is way up frmo previous states, and this in the deep south no less. This shows momentum may be building for him.

Posted by Todd | February 5, 2008 4:21 PM
12

@10:
"I'm voting for Scarlett Johanson.

now there's a woman anyone can get behind, or in front of...hell even next to.

Posted by pissy mcslogbot | February 5, 2008 4:24 PM
13

@ 7 - CNN says 9 for Obama, 3 for Clinton.

Posted by UnoriginalAndrew | February 5, 2008 4:24 PM
14

To add to 13: It's a running total. There are 103 delegates available in GA.

Posted by Fitz | February 5, 2008 4:28 PM
15

the GOP results are pretty interesting - mccain, romney, and huckabee each winning a few states....

Posted by brandon | February 5, 2008 4:28 PM
16

@13: Georgia has 87 delegates tied to the primary. I think those 12 are pledged superdelegates (from the 16 total).

Posted by krzysz | February 5, 2008 4:29 PM
17

whats up in bama?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | February 5, 2008 4:34 PM
18

They keep showing Hillary voting in New York, but I haven't seen Obama. I heard she voted for herself, and he is flying home to Illinois to vote 'present'.

Posted by zing! | February 5, 2008 4:34 PM
19

I was looking through the results page at the Seattle Times. How easy is it to get on the presidential ballot in Arizona? Most states have between 3 and 10 candidates listed. In Arizona, there are 24 presidential candidates for each party.

Posted by PA Native | February 5, 2008 4:37 PM
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CNN is saying 39% of the white vote, which is still pretty good.

I love the bizarro results, like Clinton getting 1% of the voters who said they would only be satisfied if Obama wins the nomination.

Posted by Fnarf | February 5, 2008 4:40 PM
21

BA, Bama is among the 9 states where polls will close in 20 mins. Also, a tornado just tore through Ark/Tenn while people were still voting.

Posted by Fitz | February 5, 2008 4:41 PM
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obama can carry the south in the gen? is that what this is saying? a good liberal christian black man can carry the south?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | February 5, 2008 4:43 PM
23

Massive turnout.

Many young people voting.

And very few unpatriotic Repubs bothering to betray America by voting for the GOP sacrificial lambs.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 5, 2008 4:46 PM
24

fnarf, you gotta come out to moe man.

your last post shows exactly what im talking about;

a lot of the people that want hillary will begrudgingly vote for obama. the converse is not true. your choice democratic party.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | February 5, 2008 4:47 PM
25

I'm sure it's because Oprah offered to buy everyone a NEWWWWWW cARRRRRRR

Posted by Emily | February 5, 2008 4:48 PM
26

(wondering if sen Clinton will get 75 percent support in NY and NJ ... if not, she's not doing well at all ...)

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 5, 2008 4:49 PM
27

The spin in dizzying.

Posted by Woozy | February 5, 2008 4:50 PM
28

Correction on 27: *is* not *in*

Posted by Woozy | February 5, 2008 4:52 PM
29

hillary's campaign: we excuse our loss in georgia because we didnt try.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | February 5, 2008 5:02 PM
30

subtext of above message: Fuck the south and fuck black people.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | February 5, 2008 5:03 PM
31

Hey northerner-- that's "the South."

And stop injecting race again.

Posted by unPC | February 5, 2008 5:30 PM

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