June 1st, 2008
03:14 PM ET
6 years ago

CNN projects Clinton wins Puerto Rico primary

Clinton wins Sunday's vote by a wide margin, according to exclusive CNN exit polls.


Filed under: Puerto Rico
soundoff (132 Responses)
  1. Sandy - PA

    And how will those votes go in the general? Oh, that's right,
    PUERTO RICO DOESN'T VOTE IN THE GENERAL!

    Meaningless win for Clinton.

    Drop out already.

    June 1, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  2. Ken

    We all knew that Hillary Clinton would win, for it is the people that realize that she is the President that the people want. It has been shown by the popular voting that has been done across America.

    ALL of the "Super Delegates" need to change their voting and get behind Hillary Clinton and push her over the finish line. Hillary Clinton is the strongest candidate to beat McCain in November and to take back the White House.

    If Barack Hussein Obama becomes the nominee, he will NEVER beat McCain, nor will he ever become our next President!

    THE PEOPLE WANT HILLARY CLINTON TO BECOME OUR NEXT PRESIDENT!

    June 1, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  3. rod gonzalez

    Now I'm sure Hillary will claim she should be the nominee because she can win Puerto Rico in the Fall, even though Puerto Rico doesn't vote in the presidential election, but that's just a technicality that Congress should abolish by making it the 51st state.
    I'm sure they'll make Puerto Rico as important as California today when the votes come in.
    The Jason of politics; as charismatic, too.

    June 1, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  4. After further review,Texas.

    Lets just leave her there and make her their new president.

    June 1, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  5. Nick

    After that?

    June 1, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  6. Obalegerwright

    They remain loyal to the Clintons, Latinos are very loyal, unlike Obama and his supporters. the proof is in the news if you listen.
    Just when you thought that it was getting crowded under that bus, Obalegerwright, has just thrown his whole church under the bus. He will do anything to win the Presidency, and I mean anything. Wonder how that will set with all those black people who were jumping up and down and cheering when Wright and Pfleger were putting down white people, this country and especially Hillary Clinton? He might lose the black vote when they realize he was using them to get to point A. He knows they (a mere 12%) cannot carry him to the White House. Wonder how Oprah feels, now that her popularity is waning? Loyality is not his forte! Anything to win is now evident, is it not?

    June 1, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  7. Jeff

    My Question to CNN and donna Brazile who is a supporter of Obama.
    If Obama has the lead in deligates but not enough to cross the finish line and is behind in popular vote
    and
    If Hillary is behind Obama in deligates buy ahead in popular votes
    Then why do I keep hearing Obama wins because he has more deligates.
    He does not have enough to cross the line.
    Why would the supers who will be the deciding factor count the lead in deligates when he does not cross the line without the supers putting him over that line, over who has more actual votes.
    It does not matter if Obama is 2 deligates away from the finish line. He does not cross unless party insiders put him over.
    The party bosses like Donna Brazile do not beleive the voters should be the ones who's voices count more than party insiders/supers making that decision.

    June 1, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  8. Paul, FL

    WOW THATS A SURPRISE.....

    not hard when you have three from the same family campaigning in that state for decades!

    What a waste of a vote though!! No vote at all would have more of an influence of the race at this point then voting for Clinton

    June 1, 2008 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  9. gp

    Good for her so she maybe can stop screaming how no one likes her and see how wonderful she is , but is time to go home Hilary with your lovely family . We love you but we DO NOT NEED YOU!!!!!! THANKS FOR ALL MESS we will ddeal withi , you are the best -just go away!!!!

    June 1, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  10. Garry

    She is so yesterday!

    June 1, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  11. g in ca

    can someone please explain to me why it is only now, when winning or losing is at stake, that MI and FL matter? This is a bunch of crap!

    June 1, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  12. Unshrub

    And so what? This is nice, but for it to really count they should become a state. They don't get to vote in the general election, so why should their votes count towards Hillary's fictional popular vote. Why don't we hold an election in Canada and count their votes? It has just as much meaning. If they can't vote in the general who cares what they vote in the play-primary vote. It's just another one of Hillary's imaginary victories that only counts in her and her delusional followers. It is time for her to quit and let the grown-ups go to work.

    June 1, 2008 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  13. Sark

    Not that I have anything against PR, but they can't even vote in the General Election.. why are they having a primary?

    June 1, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  14. Tracy

    The DNC will find a "rule" to award the delegates to Obama. It is only fair. I have been a loyal democrat for 30 years but after watching the DNC operate yesterday I can no longer call myself a democrat and like many will hope that McCain picks a moderate like himself to run as VP. If McCain picks someone like Bloomberg you will see many people vote Republican-me included.

    June 1, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  15. JOSE ALCANTARA

    I'm surprised that Mrs. Hilary only took less than 100%. they were
    three (3) Clintons working to get Puerto Rico against one OBAMA.
    Anyhow those numbers will not affect the winner that we already
    have. Enjoy the caribbean sun.

    Jose Alcantara
    6/01/2008

    June 1, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  16. LeftyLadig

    It does not matter, they do not vote in the GE

    June 1, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  17. Adam

    Who cares?

    June 1, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  18. DEMOCRATS UNITE

    Is this why they used the exit polls to help determine the 69/59 split in MI. It funny how it is OK to use exit poll when the MSM wants to report the news.

    June 1, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  19. Jetty

    Congratulations.

    Now it is time to throw that win behind Barack Obama as the likely nominee on the basis of Party Unity.

    Democrats and not Clintons could save us this year

    June 1, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  20. NickNas

    WOW she Won a Stat... errrr Territory that means absolutly NOTHING in the General Election but she will Spin this into THE reason why she is more Electable...NOT like when she lost 11 straight STATES!!!!

    I am so happy she is out of this in a few days.

    June 1, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  21. Tribute to Father Pfleger

    ****YAWN*****Why does CNN keep reporting this, as if there's still a chance for Hillary??? Now, she can leave on a high note & get lost!

    June 1, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  22. DNC_backs_Obama

    Too bad that Clinton did get her boost from Florida and Michigan wins. Actualy, it was important enough that Edward dropped out and DNC penelized Clinton for the their mistake. Democratic voters are watching and is not liking. DNC wants to tdisregard the core democratic voters and want to pander to liberal groups like MoveOn.org members, guess what I was on of the memeber and I have resigned from their propaganda after they started to attack anyone who leans center even those who have votted 98% of the time with other democratic members of congress.

    June 1, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  23. Ben Ngairorue

    From as far as Namibia where we are observing and monitoring the Democratic primaries. Most here are of the opinion that Hillary is steering division in the Democrating party. She should have long vacated the the surfing board before hitting the rocks ...Go Obama!!!!

    June 1, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  24. Sally from Cali

    Hillary's selfish pursuit of the Democratic nomination will be remembered as a divisive attempt to bully her way into the candidacy.

    Will her legacy include being responsible for a Bush 3rd term.

    June 1, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  25. John Pie

    How can Terry McCauliff congratulate Sen. Clinton and pat himself on the back for 'another great win' in Puerto Rico while that 'win' is based entirely on CNN exit polls (0% of the vote has been reported); the same exit polls which he just claimed are not reliable as he spoke about the Michigan compromise?

    June 1, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
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