New York Democratic primary, 2008

The 2008 New York Democratic primary took place on February 5, 2008, also known as Super Tuesday. Polls indicated that New York Senator Hillary Clinton was leading rival Senator Barack Obama by double digits in the weeks before the contest, [cite web |title=New York Democratic Primary |url=http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/ny/new_york_democratic_primary-265.html |publisher=Real Clear Politics |accessdate=2008-02-04] and she ended up winning with roughly 58% of the vote. Certain districts near New York City are in the process of being recounted due to missing vote tallies for Obama. [cite web|title=Obama Robbed in NY |publisher=New York Post |url=http://www.nypost.com/seven/02162008/news/regionalnews/obama_robbed_in_ny_97932.htm |accessdate=2008-02-15]

Polls

Vote discrepancies

The New York Times conducted a review of the unofficial results from the primary. They found that, among New York City's 6,106 election districts participating, 80 districts did not record a single vote for Obama, including heavily black districts like Harlem, as well as districts next to others where Obama had very favorable results. City election officials were made aware of the problem, and are in the process of reviewing the vote tallies. For example, in Harlem where Clinton led Obama 141 to 0, the current, uncommitted vote tally stands at 118 to 116, Clinton. [cite web |title=Unofficial Tallies in City Understated Obama Vote |publisher=New York Times |url=http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/16/nyregion/16vote.html |accessdate=2008-02-18]

Democratic leaders are blaming the discrepancies on "human error" due to weary election officials on primary day. According to ABC News, however, other candidates such as John Edwards did not have this problem; it seems to be almost exclusive to Obama. [cite web |title=Count All the Votes! |publisher=ABC News |url=http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/02/count-all-the-v.html |accessdate=2008-02-15]

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" | New York Democratic presidential primary, 2008 [ [http://www.elections.state.ny.us/NYSBOE/Elections/2008/Primary/PP-DEM-PRESBYCD-2008.pdf New York State Elections Results] ]
-bgcolor="#EEEEEE" align="center"! style="width: 17em"|Candidate! style="width: 5em"|Votes! style="width: 7em"|Percentage! style="width: 5em"|National delegates [ [http://politics.nytimes.com/election-guide/2008/results/states/NY.html New York Times Election Guide 2008] ]
-
align="left"| Hillary Clinton
1,068,496
57.37%
139
-
align="left"| Barack Obama
751,019
40.32%
93
-bgcolor=#FFE8E8
align="left"| "John Edwards"
"21,924"
"1.18%"
"0"
-bgcolor=#FFE8E8
align="left"| "Dennis Kucinich"
"8,458"
"0.45%"
"0"
-bgcolor=#FFE8E8
align="left"| "Bill Richardson"
"8,227"
"0.44%"
"0"
-bgcolor=#FFE8E8
align="left"| "Joe Biden"
"4,321"
"0.23%"
"0"
-bgcolor="#EEEEEE" style="margin-right:0.5em"
Totals
1,862,445
100.00%
232

See also

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

References


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