Wisconsin, Hawaii, Washington Voting Today, Results Tonight

Both states will be in play for the Democrats. On the Republican side, it’s just Wisconsin voting.

A story on the Democratic contests from MyWay:

CHICAGO (AP) – Democrats in Wisconsin and Hawaii had their say Tuesday in a hard-fought presidential campaign that has grown increasingly negative with charges of broken promises, plagiarism and petty partisanship.

Sens. Barack Obama of Illinois and Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York criticized each other as they looked to break out of a tight race, fearing the prospect that neither one will secure the nomination before the convention this summer.

They entered Tuesday’s contests closely divided in the hunt for the 2,025 delegates needed for the nomination: 1,281 for Obama and 1,218 for Clinton.

The day’s biggest prize was Wisconsin, where 74 delegates were up for grabs and polls showed the two in a statistical dead heat. Neither candidate made the long trip to campaign in Hawaii, where 20 delegates were to be decided by a caucus.

Obama, born in Hawaii and living in Wisconsin’s southern neighbor, hoped to build on his string of eight straight wins. Clinton’s campaign played down her chances in Wisconsin, but was hoping to beat expectations to give her struggling candidacy new life.

Here’s a report from the Associated Press on both contests:

We’ll have the results tonight once Wisconsin polls close at 9pm eastern time.

Update

As noted in the comments, Washington state will be holding a Republican Primary as well today. If you recall, Washington held a caucus already on February 9th. We’ll have those results later tonight as well.

Update

Here’s a link to the official results as they come in:

Official 2008 Hawaii, Washington, and Wisconsin Results

  • bpigott

    Go Hillary! You will be much easier to beat in November.

  • herman

    how come the delegate count is different on every report i see including on this website compared to this article.

  • Jake

    Washington is voting on the Republican side too.

  • Thanks for catching the Washington Primary tonight as well on the GOP side.

    herman, the delegate count is different at almost every news agency because of the way they calculate them. Some include results which haven’t been certified yet, some don’t. The numbers on this site on the upper left hand side come direct from CNN.

  • herman

    thanks nate

    but msnbc has the delegate count as follows;

    clinton 986
    obama 1116

    i’m sure if you venture onto another “news” website you’ll find other numbers. just a bit disappointing when you want the “facts” and our news sources cant get it right.

  • John

    Each campaign indicates votes from super delegates that have pledged to vote that way in the future. (Each campaign usually distributes an excel sheet with super delegates and pledged delegates listed to the media). The problem is that no super delegates’ votes are finalized until the day of the convention. So news organizations are stuck verifying every pledged super delegate or taking the campaign at their word. The catch is 1) some will change their vote 2) some supers endorse and a news organization will interpret that as a vote and other will not since a super delegate could endorse then vote with their state. Long story short, it’s all how each media outlets interprets and verifies a future vote from a super delegate.