Presidential Watch! Pennsylvania Primaries

Yesterday’s Pennsylvania primary meant more than any of the candidates would have thought months ago. Hillary Clinton secured the win she needed to prove that she was still a contender in the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Clinton walked away with 200,000 more votes than Barack Obama, giving her a 10 point win over Obama with 55% of the vote to his 45%. Hillary won 60 of the state’s 67 counties, leaving Obama with a meager 7 in which his numbers were higher than the former First Lady’s.

Obama still leads Clinton in the delegate count 1,714 to 1,584.

John McCain, unsurprisingly, won the state’s Republican votes, though he received only 73% of the vote. Ron Paul pulled in 16% of the vote, which may be his highest percentage to date, and Mike Huckabee managed 11% even though he’s long dropped out of the race.

Up Next: Indiana and North Carolina primaries on May 6th.

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