(CNN)—A record 23 states will hold primaries and caucuses on Super Tuesday. Long lines, unprecedented numbers of absentee ballots, and record turnouts are likely to play a big role in determining when results are projected.
Georgia’s primary is expected to be the first definitive Super Tuesday outcome – the state’s results may be available in the 7 p.m. hour, shortly after polls close there. The outcomes of Massachusetts, New Jersey, Delaware and Connecticut will likely be projected in the 8 p.m. hour, followed by New York sometime after 9 p.m. ET.
California’s polls are the last to close Tuesday - at 8 p.m. PT, 11 p.m. ET - but the results might not be clear for hours. With an expected 1 to 2 million absentee ballots, along with the nation’s largest number of registered voters, the results may not be known until Wednesday morning.
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Incredulous in 08-
Why would republicans vote for the most liberal senator? Who says the Clinton's were hated in the 90s? I am not a hard core democrate and neither are any of the people I hang out with and most of them were doing well in the 90s. Where do you get your "research'? News websites love Obama and the Republicans, it's hard to find positive things about the Clintons on those, so that's probably where YOU get your information. I challenge you to practice what you preach read up on Hillary, read her proposals, for Heath Care that she has been fighting for since the 90s, read her Energy proposal, read her Economic proposals. She doesn't just talk about change, she intends to make it happen. How can someone create change without ideas and by only showing up not voting for things?
i hope OBAMA WINS!! iF NOT THAN hILLARY. i do not want a republican in the
white house. mitt was my governor. he dug us deeper into a hole with the big
dig. he doesn't know hiss head from his elbow. McCain is all about war.
Everyone....please keep in mind when you go to the voting polls tomorrow that we are going to take back Washington....We are voting to get rid of all of the old with the intent in bringing in the new in November....Also, please do not be a victim to the Hilary (New Hampshire) tear factor....we need a President that will be able to stand up to those bullies in Washington and not choke up and start crying....we need Change with fresh new ideas and fresh new visions for hope and a new tomorrow!!!
From Rosanne's Blog
Obama's campaign has received $230K in contributions from Excelion Nuclear Power Company. What did they get in return for that money? In 2005 Obama voted for Dick Cheney's secret energy bill, which was drafted by industry insiders, even Enron helped. Clinton voted against it because it was widely viewed as another huge corporate give away and it was drafted in secret. Obama voted for it. Next see New York Times about Obama's bill which he changed from having nuclear leak reporting being mandatory to being voluntary. He made the bill weaker in favor of corporations – like Excelsion. I guess they got what they paid $230K for. Also, David Axelrod Obama's campaign manager was a consultant for Excelsion. He is the fake agent of Change!! His actions speak louder than his words. Check it out for yourself. This should be a huge story. The man of CHANGE is really all about WASHINGTON Pay to play!! he is the number of receiver of funds from the pharmaceutical companies too...he did vote against the war though, before he voted to fund it again and again.
To Megan: I didn't like the Clinton's but then it doesn't matter. I can say that yes people were doing fine then, but not because of who was president. It is because the cost of living was not as high. Plain and simple salaries have not increased with the cost of living but taxes have and always will. Which is why income tax should be eliminated and a fair national sales tax should be enforced. If companies cannot increase salaries then the government should not be able to continue breaking people of their hard earned money. At least with a sales tax we have a choice. I can think of plenty of things that came out of the clinton administration that have caused more lack of freedom than anything else. So no I really do not want a clinton again.
I am a republican conservative woman!
I will vote for Obama if John McCain is the GOP nominee!
I may not agree with his policy 100% but I am less frightened by him.
He will do what's best for the country!
John McCain is a joke!!!
CNN- Fred Thompson got 4 VOTES, yet your article on this race stated that he got 4 PERCENT! Quite a discrepancy, don't you think!? What the hell, don't you people over in Ted Turner land proofread? News FLASH: The paper in Arlington, VA stated today (Mon. the 4th) that RON PAUL got a convincing SECOND place in Maine with 35%, beating golden boy McCain who had 12%. I don't see that on the 'ol TICKER! Instead CNN reports on the REALLY IMPORTANT NEWS: Hillary bawls on cue, women will vote Hillary, Obama is still black, and Franken-Dole writes a letter to Rush Pillpopper. Oh, and the front page of CNN- "Top GOP Contenders fight it out," with Huck, Mitt, and Mc's pictures- no image of Ron Paul DESPITE the fact he's had more popular votes than the Huck so far in this race. CNN- you're a bunch of fascists! Watch the old movie NETWORK and you'll understand what's going on here. 'Tis a sad day that REAL news is posted by common folk in these 'comment' sections of your site, rather than by your so-called "journalists." Do what you will CNN- the REVOLUTION doesn't end with Ron Paul, it's only just begun.
All the things you mentioned happened since Bush came into office. Don't you think it is more important to keep the Republicans out of the White House?
Barack CAN'T get 270 in Nov. Remember it's ALL about the electoral college NOT! the popular vote. IT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN,
Vote New Jersey'08.
What fresh new ideas does Obama have? Until a month or 2 ago the majority of his supporters were rich, don't be fooled by his boyish charm. ALL politicians have to lie, it is part of the game. Let their record and their ideas stand, not just catchy slogans and a winning smile. It takes more to create change than good speeches and mud slinging.
***Ron Paul for President***
If you plan on voting for anyone other than Ron Paul, you have not done your homework. Please read up on your cadidates past and their current issues. Recognize scandals they have been involved with, McCain = Keating Five, Hillary = World Federalists !!!!
Please read up on them!!!!!
QUOTE FROM NEWS ARTICLE:
"During the roundtable discussion at Yale University, Clinton became TEARY EYED - a moment that harkened back to her much talked-about display of emotion on the EVE of the NEW HAMPSHIRE primary"
NOW WE ARE AT THE EVE OF SUPER TUESDAY.
CLINTON TEARY EYED AGAIN. WHEN IS THIS NONSENSE GOING TO STOP? DOES SHE THINK PEOLPE SHOULD VOTE FOR HER BECAUSE OF HER EMOTIONAL MOMENTS?
THINK ABOUT IT, THE FIRST TIME MAYBE WE BELIEVED HER, IT BECOMES CLEAR IT IS A POLITICAL TACTIC, NOT REAL TEARS. THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF CLINTONS DISHONESTY AND TREACHERY TO WIN AT ALL COSTS.
THE CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT IS CLEAR, WE WANT A PRESIDENT WHO DOES NOT RESORT TO THIS KIND OF SILLY DECEIT TO GET ELECTED!!!!
HISPANIC WOMAN – VOTE HILLARY. HISPANICS ARE FOR HILLARY. AT LEAST THE ONES WHO HAVE ENOUGH SENSE.
Let's see how they will paint this national election: Who are you going to support? John McCain, who has been in the senate all these years; POW in Vietnam (and a tough SOB when he was there, by the way...), from a family of Naval heroes or Barack Hussein Obama, the kid who's father pulled the old 'dump em' when he was a toddler? If you think the people of the USA, who voted in Ronald Regan and George Bush Sr. and, worse, George Bush Jr (TWICE) are going to vote for Barack Hussein Obama because he is "going to change Washington and bring all folks together, White, Black, Latino, Asian, Democrat, Republican", you have to have more than one screw loose...
Hillary Clinton has been for change and has worked demonstrably hard at getting there: nibbling, bit by bit, with perseverence and determination, voting carefully on EVERYTHING with the national election of 2008 in mind. Along comes Obama and says, "Hey, I have an idea, let's change the way we do business..." and people like Oprah are jumping on board. How utterly ridiculous.
Hillary is well connected, has worked tirelessly within the system – she stands a shot at doing this. Obama will not even get the 3 electoral votes McGovern got in 1972.
CAUTION – CAUTION – CAUTION: Ralph Nader is not ruling out a run in 2008...the 3,500 dead US Soldiers in Iraq can thank him for the last time...remember, people are going to vote for him and be siphoned off the Democratic candidates...
Support Hillary – she's our ONLY chance....
I just read the article on Orpah speaking in Ca. Seems all women have lost their minds and are consumed by guilt if we do not vote for Hillary. Oprah is not only insulting the women in this country she is trying to corner us like animals in a corral to vote for a man who has no substance. I am not voting for Hillary because she is a woman. I am voting for her because she is the best candidate. The media is not showing Obama's true colors. He and his wife have no character. They rant and rave – we can't have that can of imagine protraying our country. Get real – choose right. Clinton 08
I voted for Bush twice and never felt there was a Democratic I can believe in as I do for Obama. I can't see myself voting for the Clintons, they brought disgrace to our Country and I don't trust them. Billy and Hilly need to retire and let Obama bring the change we need in the USA.
******Barack Obama 08******
Megan–My reply didn't go through, so this will be shorter... I grew up in the South. Believe me, there were plenty of people who didn't like the Clintons in the 90's. Regarding research... It sounds like you're getting yours from Hillary's website. Candidate webpages are LESS reliable than news sites! Please refer to my earlier comments. To do actual research you can NOT go to partisan blogs, news sites, candidate pages, or watch TV. Look into the ACTUAL record. Find out what neutral people have to say about specific bills, motions, etc. Go to governmental websites. Outright lies on those are felonious. I did my research, now you do yours... Look into the mechanism of Illinois state politics. Find out what it means to vote present in that state. Sometimes it is necessary to continue negotiations to fix specific articles of legislation. Saying "showing up and not voting for things" makes it look like your information comes directly from a pretty biased source. And... I have already said, I respect your opinion, why is it so hard to respect mine? I remember Hillary's work on healthcare. What was the result? HMOs. The CEO of United Healthcare made 1.7 BILLION dollars last year. That was HIS paycheck. Speaking of paychecks, I don't want my health insurance taken directly out of mine by the feds. I want to be able to cover myself under a fair policy. Please, argue for Hillary, I'll respect your position, but don't use healthcare as her shining achievement! It shows, if anything, that she could NOT get something done! Peace.
Twice I saw reference to Barack Obama being the most liberal senator.
I guess if you want to base that on the weighting given by whatever 'authority' issues such rankings...
If you'll notice, in terms of fiscal policy, and use of the military, the Republicans have proven for at least 30 years that they are Extreme Liberals.
Hillary will get destroyed by any Republican candidate. Whether for good reason or not, die-hard Neocons are obsessively anti-Clinton, even considering Bill's infidelity and lying to be worse than Bush's war crimes. They will come out in droves to vote against Hillary.
Besides, Barack Obama has already proven he is far superior in the area of diplomacy than Hillary Clinton could ever hope to be. Obama speaks succintly and intelligently, and has charisma. Hillary breaks down in tears or in mini fits of suppressed anger, and rather than charisma, exhibits a brooding, unwelcoming personality.
As a fiscal-conservative Democrat, I will abstain from voting should Clinton get the Democrat nomination. And God help us if she manages to get elected and force her 'Enrich the Insurance Companies Through Forced Purchase of Their Policies' "Healthcare Reform" upon us.
Former Vice President Al Gore, producer of critcally acclaimed and award winning Oscar movie, 'Inconvenient Truth", a film about global warming, and also winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is outting together a team to craft an endorsement of Barack Obama.
However, the team is awaiting final orders based on Obama's Super Tuesday performance. If he finishes close enoguh to remain a viable contender against Hillary Clinton, then Gore's team will proceed with an endorsement as early as Wednesday or no later than Friday.
No matter what we think of Gore, the person, just the fact that he was Bill Clinton's VP for eight years makes any endorsement of Obama not only headline news, but a huge slap in the face of Bill!
Incredulous 08, very well said. People need to look at the bigger picture of actual ELECTABILITY!!! Hillary will loose because she does not have crossover appeal to the middle or other side of the aisle. Republicans and Independents will not vote for her with vengeance simply because of her last name.
While a lot of people are writting off Hillary and CNN is reporting selected news, all polls do not show Hillary in trouble. NBC poll actually finds Clinton with a 9 point lead. A new poll today shows Clinton beating McCain in a general election.
The polls are all over the place and no one will no until its over. Clinton still leads the delegate count( if you include pledges Super Delegates).
Its my opinion that Hillary Clinton will prevail in the end because she truly has the best plan and the best experiance to take back this country.
Its not fair incredulous to try and convince people that Clinton can not win the White House, when their is no evidence that proves she can not, or that Obama can. People need to vote for the person with best policies and experiance. That is Hillary Clinton. NYT article today states that Obama's healthcare plan Will Not Work.
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GO HILLARY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Georgia's Primary is NOT going to show the nations feelings. CNN realizes it IS one of the few states where Obama has a current lead in the polls and a large black following.
As a black man, i find the spin ONCE AGAIN reprehensible.. and I'm SUPPORTING Obama.
CNN is definitely biased.
And California has Clinton ahead by as many as 4 points.. sure it's too close to call but tell the freaking TRUTH.. i truly believe if Obama showed a lead they'd say it was a "widening margin"
this is getting ridiculous and making Obama look bad.
If you are a Republican you need to realize that the ONLY way their will be a Republican in the white house is if Ron Paul wins. It's strictly about numbers, the percentage of people that want an end to this war is overwhelming, and Ron Paul is the only Repulican who will end it...just like the Republicans we're elected to end the vietnam war. RON PAUL is the modern day father of the constitution, he will do away with the income tax to let Americans keep one-third more of our money. The founding fathers never intended a country where the gov't keep a third of our paychecks. Its simply un-American. I am frustrated to death with the media's blackout of the man who has told the truth about this country's situation more than any other candidate. The younger generation does NOT want to inherit 70 TRILLION dollars in U.S debt. We need to worry about ourselves FIRST and formost, and the state of our economy right now is a prime example of how true real this situation! It discusts me how many people fall for these same old talking heads.
PLEASE FIND OUT THE REAL FACTS BEFORE YOU VOTE>>>THE INTERNET IS FAR LESS BIASED AND TRUTHFUL THAN THE MEDIA, WHETHER THEY INTEND TO BE THAT WAY OR NOT
WAKE UP, THIS IS OUR COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RON PAUL 08'