June 3rd, 2008
09:00 PM ET
9 years ago

Obama clinches Democratic nomination

NEW YORK (CNN) – Sen. Barack Obama has clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, CNN projects as polls in the South Dakota primary closed at 9 p.m. ET.

CNN still has not projected a winner in the South Dakota primary, but based on exit polls and raw vote estimates the Illinois senator will receive at least five pledged delegates from this primary, enough to put him over the top. CNN also estimates that rival Hillary Clinton will receive at least five delegates from the South Dakota primary.

Related: Watch CNN's projection of Barack Obama as the Democratic nominee.

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soundoff (228 Responses)
  1. Alona, Chicago

    Thank God he's going to LOSE in November. NoBama, no way, no how, NEVER!

    June 3, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  2. No McSame

    Proud to be an American. Save your kids for Moma bring them home by voting OBAMA. NoMcSame NoMcBush NoMcWar NoMcDEATH.

    June 3, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  3. Mr. M

    YEY, another 4 years of a republican president! WAY A GO IDIOTS, oh wait, I am a college grad, opps i'm supposed to be for obama, NOT!!!!!

    June 3, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
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