South Dakota Democratic primary, 2008

The 2008 South Dakota Democratic primary took place on June 3, 2008. It, along with Montana was one of the final two primaries to take place. South Dakota has 66 counties with 762 precincts. [cite web |url=http://apps.sd.gov/applications/ST25CERS/results/resultsMain.aspx |title=Secretary of State Election Night Results |publisher=SD Secretary of State |date=2008-06-03 |accessdate=2008-06-03]

Polling

A poll published April 3, 2008 indicated that Obama was supported by more respondents, 46%, than Clinton, who received the support of 34%. [ [http://www.electoral-vote.com/evp2008/Pres/Maps/Jun03.html Election 2008: Presidential, Senate and House Races Updated Daily ] ] However, a May 31-June 1, 2008 poll by ARG projected a Clinton victory in South Dakota, with 60% of respondents supporting her versus 34% supporting Obama.. [ [http://www.americanresearchgroup.com/pres08/sddem8-701.html South Dakota Democratic Presidential Preference ] ]

On the day the vote was held, before polls closed, the Associated Press projected Barack Obama's nomination for the presidency based on exit polls of South Dakotans and the declarations of several Democratic superdelegates. [ [http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_campaignplus/20080603/ap_ca/exit_poll_glance Early results from Mont., S.D. primary polls - Yahoo! News ] ]

Results

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-bgcolor="#EEEEEE" align="center"! colspan="4" | South Dakota Democratic presidential primary, 2008 [cite web |url=http://apps.sd.gov/applications/ST25CERS/results/resultsSW.aspx?type=sw |title=Secretary of State Election Night Results, Presidential primaries |publisher=SD Secretary of State |date=2008-06-03 |accessdate=2008-06-03]

-bgcolor="#EEEEEE" align="center"! style="width: 17em"| Candidate! style="width: 5em"| Votes! style="width: 7em"| Percentage! style="width: 6em"| Delegates [cite web |url=http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P08/SD-D.phtml |title=South Dakota Democratic Delegation 2008 |publisher=The Green Papers |author=Richard E. Berg-Andersson |date=2008-06-03 |accessdate=2008-06-03]
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align="left"| Hillary Clinton
54,128
55.35%
9
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align="left"| Barack Obama
43,669
44.65%
6
-bgcolor="#EEEEEE"
Total
97,797
100.00%
15

ee also

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

References


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