Illinois Democratic primary, 2008

The 2008 Illinois Democratic primary took place on February 5, 2008, also known as Super Tuesday. Polls indicated that Illinois Senator Barack Obama was leading rival Senator Hillary Clinton by double digits in the days before the contest. [cite web |title=Illinois Democratic Primary |url=http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/il/illinois_democratic_primary-351.html |publisher=Real Clear Politics |accessdate=2008-02-04] With 97% of precincts reporting Obama had won 65% of the vote, an almost 2 to 1 victory over Clinton.

Polls

Results

{| border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" style="margin: 1em 1em 1em 0; font-size: 95%; text-align:right;"
-bgcolor="#EEEEEE" align="center"! colspan="4" | Illinois Democratic presidential primary, 2008 [cite web |title=Illinois Democratic Delegation 2008 |url=http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P08/IL-D.phtml |publisher=The Green Papers |accessdate=2008-03-07]
-bgcolor="#EEEEEE" align="center"! style="width: 17em"|Candidate! style="width: 5em"|Votes! style="width: 7em"|Percentage! style="width: 5em"|National delegates
-
align="left"| Barack Obama
1,301,954
64.57%
104
-
align="left"| Hillary Clinton
662,845
32.87%
49
-bgcolor=#FFE8E8
align="left"| "John Edwards"
"39,001"
"1.93%"
"0"
-bgcolor=#FFE8E8
align="left"| "Dennis Kucinich"
"4,148"
"0.21%"
"0"
-bgcolor=#FFE8E8
align="left"| "Joe Biden"
"3,727"
"0.18%"
"0"
-bgcolor=#FFE8E8
align="left"| "Bill Richardson"
"3,486"
"0.17%"
"0"
-bgcolor=#FFE8E8
align="left"| "Christopher Dodd"
"1,155"
"0.06%"
"0"
-bgcolor="#EEEEEE" style="margin-right:0.5em"
Totals
2,016,316
100.00%
153

Chicago Public Radio reported on March 13, 2008 that the delegate counts were recalculated and Obama won 106 delegates to 47 forClinton. [cite web |title=Clinton Loses Two Illinois Delegates |url=http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=19503 |publisher=Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ)|accessdate=2008-04-02]

ee also

* Democratic Party (United States) presidential primaries, 2008
* Illinois Republican primary, 2008

References


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