(CNN) – Registered Republicans outnumber Democrats in South Carolina. But in the state’s Democratic primary Saturday, presidential contender Barack Obama has 294,799 votes, with 99 percent of precincts reporting - more than the top two finishers in last week’s GOP primary combined.
Last Saturday, winner John McCain pulled in 147,283 votes. Runner-up Mike Huckabee captured 132,440.
–CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand
If he wins – you'll win
AND MORE THAN CLINTON and EDWARDS COMBINED AS WELL!!!!
-speaks for itself
Fomer President Clinton ! leave the campaign, this is not a personal business for your family , this a political issue , this is for America and america needs a change , and the change's name is Barak Obama.
Go Obama, I knew you could do it. Don't let the Clintons distort your true colors. YOu are the better person and the potential uniter of our country. Don't let them think that they can divide us among racial lines. I know you are the better candidate and I am a white, educated, middle aged, female- who by the way, does not watch Oprah! I want change, but along with that, I want to trust my government!
-speaks for itself
This is the Story!!
By the way does anyone know how many republicans and independents voted for Obama?
I can't locate those stats anywhere.
Now THIS is a statistic that should scare the Republicans more than anything. It seems like the Democratic base more than anything is MOTIVATED, and that should scare the living daylights out of the Republican National Committee. They need to get their voices out there too or all the Republicans will come from the South and Idaho.
We have a Republican in the white house and it's up to the democrats to make a change and they are telling the Republicans just how determined we are.
Don't let your emotions sway you! Think for a bit...it's the ECONOMY...please somebody tell me what this dude is going to do for the country? Is his words going to feed me? I don't know if you all remember but Bush had some good speeches 8 years but where did that leave us?
spectacular obama outscored both mcain and huckabee combined.
GOD HAS SPOKEN.
"The first shall be last and the last shall be FIRST"
What's the point? Black people are mostly Democrats and they represent 30% of SC population. Obama got about 300,000. GOP, Hillary and Edwards got over 500,000. I admit, he got like 35% of all votes – black people and some .. others.
And you ask why? Please let's be realistic on why Obama had such a huge number compared to Clinton, Edwards, McCain and Huckabee. Dont insult our intelligence. God how stupid is our country becoming.
WOW, this happened in a historically red state. This says a lot about the republican candidates and their popularity as well
Hilary Hates Cats so she won't win.
McCain is a dangerous War Monger.
It will be Obama Vs Mitt Romney
The Republicans would have more of a turn out if the media didn't blackout Ron Paul.
with 80% of the African-American vote, which was over 50% of the total vote, that means he had 40% or more even if not one single Caucasian person voted for him. with the other 60% split in some way for the other two, he couldn't lose unless he ran down the street naked or something. but the national vote isn't 50% African-American, more like 12%. so he doesn't start with a 40% lead, just under a 10 percent lead (80% of 12%). he needs the rest from Caucasians, Hispanics, etc. It's a long way from 10% to a majority and getting less than a quarter of the non-African-American votes (1/4 of 88% = 22%) won't do it.
Did you add in the Ron Paul votes that "disappeared"?
I also wonder about the stats for republicans and independents – I believe there
are quite a few. I know I am one, and can recognize a person of such greatness and brilliance, not to mention integrity and vision.
Obama for President!!
It is very clear that Barack Obama has had an impact on the voting populace.
Those of you who have never lead nor ever followed a real leader will always underestimate the importance of vision, inspiration and motivation!
Management is not Leadership just as
Experience does not mean good Judgment!
Go Obama '08
This is an indication that Americans are moving towards a socialist government. Health care and welfare
GEEZ, anyone can beat these lousy republicans....
However, Clinton is the one who can defeat them in November and take back our country!
Go all the Way Senator Clinton, we are with you!
Those are some really high turnout numbers,, makes me wonder ?
The magnitude of Obama's win in South Carolina shows that he is the only Presidential candidate who can unite Americans and the world. He is the only presidential candidate who reached out to the new generation of Americans. I encourage Obama to focus on how he will tranform the economy that is in a shamble right now. Americans need new mind, new hand and new face come November 2008 in Washington.
I WISH CNN WOULD UPDATE THEIR DELEGATES FOR OBAMA,
THANK YOU AMERICAN, MAYBE , JUST MAYBE, WE CAN BE A COLORLESS SOCIETY. ( WISHFUL THINKING)
Good question Diane, if many republicans voted for Obama (as is allowed in SC primary), they may be setting Hillary up for bigger loss than she would have had( I know it sounds like a conspiracy theory), but the question becomes, why would they prefer Obama over Hillary as the Dem. candidate for pres.?