NBC calls it right at 7 p.m. Exit polls show that Obama got 24% of vote from whites, twice the predicted number. He took 80% from blacks. Tim Russert 24% gives him right to claim a "coalition." Nearly all saying Bill Clinton may have caused backlash. NBC quotes Bill saying earlier today, "Jesse Jackson won South Carolina twice, in '84 and '88." NBC's comment: "The reference to Jackson seemed a way to downplay today's result in a state where a majority of voters are African American."
Update: NBC says Hillary will beat out Edwards for 2nd. Bill Clinton is speaking from Missouri and refers to big vote coming up in Florida -- even though it is not supposed to count. He also refers to this as his "post-politics" years. NBC reveals that Caroline Kennedy will be endorsing Obama in the pages of The New York Times tomorrow More as night goes on over at E&P:
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Update: Obama wins by "substantial margin"
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