Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Obama vs. The Hill, Nth Round

We rise to the top, what you want?
Just in case you forgot
Rush the stage, grab my mic
Show me what you got

Is that all you got?
I'll take your best shot.

Obama's shrugged off multiple attacks in the last month and still pulls off a massive victory in NC, and is looking to pull out a draw in IN.

It looks like Obama is going to Win NC by a not so small 14%, translating into about 200K lead, while possibly going to a tie in IN with Clinton, leaving her right where she started in Pennsylvania in terms of overall popular vote.

Except not in the overall race.

Check out the new math here

To summarize, he needs about 180 of the remaining delegates, while she needs over 330. That's tough to do when there are only 200 pledged delegates to go, and about 250 super delegates to go.

To summarize, she needs 73% of the remaining delegates.

Obama needs 27%.

Good luck and good night.

This is over.

Just to put a cap on it, he's ahead in popular vote by a over 670,000. That's insurmountable.

Oh, and this thing in Indiana isn't over yet:
As the fate of a nailbiter Indiana primary -- and possibly the course of the Democratic race -- hung on his city, Gary Mayor Rudy Clay said just now that it might take a while yet to finish counting the vote in Lake County, which includes Gary, and said tonight his city had turned out so overwhelmingly for Barack Obama that it might just be enough to close the gap with Hillary Rodham Clinton.

"Let me tell you, when all the votes are counted, when Gary comes in, I think you're looking at something for the world to see," Clay, an Obama supporter, said in a telephone interview from Obama's Gary headquarters. "I don't know what the numbers are yet, but Gary has absolutely produced in large numbers for Obama here."

Clay said the results were late coming in from Lake County because of the large numbers of absentee ballots that had to be counted -- about 11,000. Under local practice, all of the cartridges from voting machines in Gary and nearby East Chicago are first collected at the local airport before being driven to the county headquarters to be tallied with the results from the rest of the county, he said. He said there were no major technical problems holding up the count.

Yes, 92% of the precincts are in, but in the US some precincts are more equal than others.

Here's more MIA to keep it going:

M.I.A. comin' back with Power!

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