As expeected, the results and exit polls are showing a huge margin coming for Hillary Clinton. We’ll continue reporting about the margin as it comes in. John Edwards, an unlikely name, will be playing a role tonight since his name is still on the West Virginia ballot.
The polls closed at 7:30pm eastern time, here are the official results:
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A report on the status from Fox News:
Hillary Clinton has beaten Barack Obama by a decisive margin in the West Virginia Democratic primary, FOX News projects.
Exit polls indicate that Clinton is winning by roughly 2-to-1. She is capturing almost every demographic group, doing particularly well among the large group of white, working-class voters in the state.
West Virginia offers just 28 pledged delegates, and so Clintonâ€™s victory Tuesday, which was widely expected, can have little impact of the overall trajectory of the race. Obama, leading Clinton by a wide margin in total delegates overall, has already started turning his campaign toward the general election.
But the win prolongs the race and fuels Clintonâ€™s argument that she is able to carry groups that will be important to Democrats in November.
â€œI donâ€™t see the inevitable,â€ Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe told FOX News Tuesday afternoon. â€œWhy is it â€¦ that she can have a double-digit lead here (in West Virginia)? â€¦ Sheâ€™s winning a lot of these big states â€¦ in our mind weâ€™re going on right to the end, weâ€™re gonna be the nominee.â€
Exit polls highlighted the demographic divide between the coalitions of Clinton and Obama.
More to come as the results pour in.
Here is Clinton’s speech to supporters following the expected West Virginia victory:
Onto Kentucky and Oregon on May 20th…