January 29th, 2008
08:06 PM ET
7 years ago

Clinton to win Florida primary, but no delegates at stake

(CNN) – Sen. Hillary Clinton will win Florida's Democratic presidential primary Tuesday, CNN projects - but no candidates campaigned there, and party sanctions have stripped the state of all of its convention delegates.

The projection is based on precincts reporting results, entrance polls and other statistical models - including the number of votes outstanding in areas where Clinton was expected to do well.

With 19 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton led her nearest rival, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, by a margin of 48 percent to 30 percent. Former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina trailed with 14 percent.

Related video: Watch Bill Schneider explain exit polling data


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soundoff (260 Responses)
  1. charlotte

    If Obama had of won it would have been a different story by his supporters. In Michigan they said his name was't on the ballot. Now what, his name was on the ballot. He ran ads and still lost. Anyone who believes no one has heard of him, GET REAL! He wasn't able to give a sermon, you know we all want to hear feel good stuff, we all want to know we can do anything. But after church, you face the real world. If, and thats a big if, he were to win the nomination his own words will be used against him, his book has a lot of ammunition.

    January 30, 2008 05:10 am at 5:10 am |
  2. Carrie

    By now, Hillary's problem is that she expected to have the nomination wrapped up. When she signed on to not campaign in Florida six months ago, Hillary thought that Florida wouldn't be a factor. With Obama running well against her, Hillary is getting scared. I see the results in Florida that 50% of the voters will never vote for her. With McCain winning tonight fairly, there is noway that Hillary could beat him with just the Democratic Base. Obama is the only Democrat that can get votes from both sides and Independents. Most importantly, unite Americans for change and hope to stop all this anger.

    Obama 08

    January 30, 2008 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
  3. Kyu Reisch, Radcliff, Kentucky

    Everybody's vote should be counted, Hillary earned it, it was Florida voter's real voice without campaign, so Hillary should get delegates seated.

    January 30, 2008 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  4. Michelle, AL

    How many Obama posters here remember Election 2000, where Gore won the popular vote but Bush won the most delegates?

    How many of you were outraged because the delegates counted for more than the voice of the people?

    Now you have changed your mind about that, since it suits your candidate? Only because of this messed up political system do delegates count more than the popular vote. Since Florida has no delegates that will count, I guess the popular vote there means nothing? Those 1.5 million people who voted were just pissing in the wind? I swear, 99% of the Obama supporters here are so ill-educated, they just follow out of blind faith that this man who has been a US Senator for 3 years, 2 of which years he's been campaining for president, can lead this nation.

    Even Lou Dobbs said last night, in the case of a national/foreign crisis, can a community organizer from inner-city Chicago lead us?

    January 30, 2008 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  5. Wilhemina

    This is so funny, a political friend just told me that the blogs are also used by the candidates. The Clinton's have a team that responses to blogs as if they are the voters.

    January 30, 2008 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  6. Jim Kansas

    Is it not overwhelming to know that even in the United States a few Polictical want tobe's can disenfrancise an entire state from the selection process. Reminds me of a past vote where the courts decided who Florida really voted for, then there was Ohio, but we would get into that.

    Would it not be really neat to see an election or a primary held in this country where the voters actually were given a voice and listened to.

    The selection process is already tainted. There was a time I supported Obama, then he decided he could not campaign as to who he really was and I saw him lowering himself to the level of his crowds rather than raising them to his level. Then came the political attacks, and yes, Obama started the attacks, but cried foul when the Clinton camp responded. And yes, Clinton eventually went on the attack, the feud between the two of them is not good for the party or the nation.

    Like it or not a unbeatable Democratic ticket one year ago would have been Clinton and Obama. Today the hope of a Clinton Obama ticket is dead. That ticket would have removed the very heart and soul from the Republican race. Now, they actually think they can retain the White House. If this inner party warfare contiunes and Obama and Clinton do not make peace and start working for the good of the nation we shall once again be seeing a Republican President and not because a majority of the voters want him.

    John Edwards at this time maybe need to be considered as the party canidate, not because he has done so well in the primaries, but because he has not permitted him self to get into this play ground brawl and damage himself, the party or the nation in the process.

    January 30, 2008 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  7. jyfranca

    Hillarybill clinton is desperate she is willing to run against herself if it will get her momentum.We have to stop this dynasty from winning she is terrible

    January 30, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  8. Michelle, AL

    January 30, 2008 8:51 am ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    How many Obama posters here remember Election 2000, where Gore won the popular vote but Bush won the most delegates?

    How many of you were outraged because the delegates counted for more than the voice of the people?

    Now you have changed your mind about that, since it suits your candidate? Only because of this messed up political system do delegates count more than the popular vote. Since Florida has no delegates that will count, I guess the popular vote there means nothing? Those 1.5 million people who voted were just pissing in the wind? I swear, 99% of the Obama supporters here are so ill-educated, they just follow out of blind faith that this man who has been a US Senator for 3 years, 2 of which years he's been campaining for president, can lead this nation.

    Even Lou Dobbs said last night, in the case of a national/foreign crisis, can a community organizer from inner-city Chicago lead us?

    January 30, 2008 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  9. RJ

    The Clinton's in the White House........

    God Save Us.....

    NYC...YES NYC

    February 6, 2008 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  10. Margaret San Francisco CA

    We need support all over the country! Regardless of the number delegates, if we don't have the entire country how can we be unified to win in November! To unification of the entire country! Thank you Florida!

    February 6, 2008 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
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