Election Results: Super Tuesday [Bumped To Top]

Ken AshfordElection 2008Leave a Comment

This Goggle gadget purports to track the progress of the candidates in each of the 24 states in today’s primaries.  (If it ain’t working, it’s probably because there are no results)

Or you can watch this Google map and see people twitter in their Super Tuesday doings in real time.

UPDATE:  I haven’t been following the news, but I had this to relate: I had a phone conference scheduled with someone who works in Atlanta.  He had to postpoone the conference; he was out voting and that lines there are loooong (he says).

UPDATE:  The first polls closed at 12:30 pm.  The state was West Virginia, who held an Internet caucus kind of thing on the GOP side.  The winner?  Mike Huckabee.

Not sure what it means, but the Romney campaign is saying that the Huckabee win came as the result of some McCainery — i.e, "a backroom deal with the tax-and-spend candidate he thought could best stop Governor Romney’s campaign of conservative change."

Hmmm.  Apparaently, in the first round of voting, Romney won, Huckabee was second, and McCain was a distant third.  So the McCain caucusers were instructed to rally behind Huckabee.  And in the second round of voting, Huckabee prevailed.

UPDATE (10:20 pm):  Being at rehearsal, I thought I might miss something, but apparently not.  Results are starting to roll in from the East Coast, and no huge surprises.

Obama is racking "wins" in Georgia, Connecticut, Alabama, Illinois, Kansas, North Dakota, and Delaware.  And Minnesota.  They just called that.

I think the Connecticut win is significant.  It’s not an "upset" in that it was too close to call.  But the fact that he pulled it out is an indication of a very good night for Obama.

Clinton carried Massachusetts, Arkansas, New York, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

Of course, it’s all about the delegate count, which turn on county wins, rather than state wins.  And nobody’s reporting much about that. [UPDATE:  10:35 pm — the Obama camp is predicting a delegate win 606-534]

On the GOP side, Romney took Utah, Massachusetts.  McCain took New York, Illinois, Connecticut, New Jersey,  Oklahoma, and Delaware.  Huckabee?  Somewhat of a surprise, taking Alabama and West Viriginia.  Doing well in Georgia.

Well this is an ever-evolving story that’s going to go on all night.  I’ll sort it out with the rest of the country tomorrow. (Or as one writer at TPM says: "There are really too many states. My head hurts from trying to keep track of all of this.")

Looks like ugliness weather-wise in Tennessee.

UPDATE (10:40 pm):  Just saw this on MSNBC

Nevada Back to top
Democrats  |  Polls | County Results
Candidate Votes % of votes Delegates won
Clinton 5,355 51% 12
Obama 4,773 45% 13
Edwards 396 4% 0
Uncommitted 31 0%
Kucinich 5 0% 0
Richardson 0 0% 0
98% of precincts reporting
Republicans  |  Polls | County Results
Candidate Votes % of votes Delegates won
Romney 22,649 51% 17
Paul 6,087 14% 4
McCain 5,651 13% 4
Huckabee 3,616 8% 3
Thompson 3,521 8% 2
Giuliani 1,910 4% 1
Hunter 890 2% 0

100% of precincts reporting

Okay, the spacing is screwy, but if you look hard at the Democratic side, you’ll notice that Clinton has 51% of the vote and 12 delegates.  Obama has 45% of the vote, and thirteen delegates.  So again, it’s not the popular vote; it’s the delegates (Nevada probably has superdelegates which go to the state winner, so in the end Hillary will come out on top).

By the way, if you’re looking for a website that compiles the results in one easy-to-read instantly-updated place, Politico beats out CNN and MSNBC.


Sen. John McCain (R-AZ): I want to — and I want to tell you something, sir. I just finished having Thanksgiving with the troops, and their message to you is — the message of these brave men and women who are serving over there is: Let us win. Let us win. [Link]

Yet U.S. troops disagree. Yesterday, the Center for Responsive Politics reported that members of the military donated the most not to McCain, but to two anti-war candidates:

Individuals in the Army, Navy and Air Force made those branches of the armed services among the top contributors in the 4th Quarter, ranking No. 13, No. 18 and No. 21, respectively. In 2007, Republican Ron Paul, who opposes U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, was the top recipient of money from donors in the military, collecting at least $212,000 from them. Barack Obama, another war opponent, was second with about $94,000.