ELECTION ’08: Obama and McCain sweep the Potomac Primaries

Polls just closed in Maryland after they were kept open later due to bad weather. Sens. McCain and Obama were both projected to be winners of that primary. That gives them both sweeps in the Potomac Primaries. That gives Obama and 8 for 8 win in 4 days. Of course, Clinton says that those states don’t count, which must be heartening to the voters in those states who went out in snow and possible tornadoes to vote for her.

Here’s the numbers so far:

D.C. Primary

District of Columbia
Democrats  |  Polls | County Results
Candidate Votes % of votes Delegates won
Obama 85,534 75% 9
Clinton 27,326 24% 4
Uncommitted 297 0%  
98% of precincts reporting
Republicans  |  Polls | County Results
Candidate Votes % of votes Delegates won
McCain 3,929 68% 16
Huckabee 961 17% 0
Paul 471 8% 0
Romney 350 6% 0
98% of precincts reporting

Virginia Primary

Virginia
Democrats  |  Polls | County Results
Candidate Votes % of votes Delegates won
Obama 619,036 64% 53
Clinton 345,018 35% 25
99% of precincts reporting
Republicans  |  Polls | County Results
Candidate Votes % of votes Delegates won
McCain 242,578 50% 60
Huckabee 197,742 41% 0
Paul 21,877 5% 0
Romney 17,023 4% 0
99% of precincts reporting

Maryland primary (this is slow due to the late closing of polls)

Maryland
Democrats  |  Polls | County Results
Candidate Votes % of votes Delegates won
Obama 365,256 60% 14
Clinton 224,856 37% 10
Uncommitted 7,818 1%  
75% of precincts reporting
Republicans  |  Polls | County Results
Candidate Votes % of votes Delegates won
McCain 126,871 55% 13
Huckabee 69,697 30% 0
Romney 14,381 6% 0
Paul 13,527 6% 0
75% of precincts reporting
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4 thoughts on “ELECTION ’08: Obama and McCain sweep the Potomac Primaries

  1. Look at the DC numbrs for a second. There are about 600k people who live in the district. 400k are registered. Many are not registered voters but are transplants (military, congressional, you get the picture). For nearly 120k to show up to the polls during an ice storm, well, I’m absolutely amazed. A 30% turnout during an ice storm for a PRIMARY? Freaking-a!

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  2. During an ice storm. That is ginormous. In CNNs’s exit poll, he also won something like 72% of Republicans. Considering that McCain didn’t even break 4K votes, that’s pretty big.

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  3. exit poll for DC? We’re a closed primary. Perhaps they were just asking if they’d prefer to have voted for Obama. We don’t have many R’s here, but on the ward by ward maps, I wasn’t surprised to see that Huckabee won ward 7. It’s the most affluent part of the city to also be far right wing. Basically, the R’s that live there are way out in right field.

    I should also mentiong that we went for Kerry at the 90% mark. And I should also mention that our primaries usually bring out about 10 to 12%. We more than doubled turnout in a primary during an ice storm. If that isn’t an OMG (g for godess of course) moment, I don’t know what is.

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