February 21st, 2008
04:48 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama wins Democrats Abroad contest

An American living in Berlin votes in the Democrats Abroad primary on Super Tuesday.
An American living in Berlin votes in the Democrats Abroad primary on Super Tuesday.

(CNN) - Barack Obama has won the Democrats Abroad Global Primary, according to the International Chair for the Democrats Abroad, Christine Marques.

Marques tells CNN the results of the week-long vote were:

Barack Obama – 65 percent, Hillary Clinton – 32 percent, with the rest of the candidates pulling in less than 1 percent of the vote each.

Democrats Abroad will send 22 delegates to the Democratic Convention, with half a vote each, carrying a total of 11 votes.

According to Democrats Abroad UK Chairman Bill Barnard, eight of the 22 will be superdelegates: two of those have said they will support Clinton, two have said they will support Obama, and four are undecided. Fourteen of the 22 will be pledged delegates.

Voting in the Democrats Abroad Global Primary began on Super Tuesday, February 5 and continued through February 12. Voting centers were set up in 33 countries, including the UK, France, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Italy, Japan, Hong Kong and new chapters in Istanbul, Ukraine, Russia and Indonesia - the highest number of voting centers in the primary's history.

This was the first cycle that Democrats Abroad enabled those who live in countries without voting centers to vote by mail, fax or Internet.

Democrats Abroad will not release its membership numbers, but the largest communities of U.S. expatriates live in Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom.

–CNN's Jonathan Wald

soundoff (581 Responses)
  1. Arlene/ATL

    CNN WORLD NEWS: "11 CLEAN SWEEP UNDER THE RUG FOR HILLARY" - hIp, hip, horay!!!

    PRESIDENT OBAMA '08

    February 21, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  2. Casey

    As a Clinton supporter, I must admit, it is looking grimmer, and grimmer. I guess I should keep HOPE alive, but that would probably be as substantive as Barack's speeches.

    February 21, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  3. Robyn

    TO DAVID –

    Maybe so but the other candidates are no better or to say the least MUCH worse. They have been there much longer. So I guess we are all screwed...

    Is that the point you wanted to make??? That we are all screwed??

    February 21, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  4. Tim

    Let me guess...

    Is this all part of a "vast left-wing conspiracy" against you now, Hillary?

    HA!

    Listen to what America is trying to tell you, Hill:

    WE DON'T WANT ANOTHER CLINTON WHITE HOUSE!

    February 21, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  5. mainstream_media_ shut up

    Mc cain just won my vote ...no obama

    February 21, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
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