Obama Wins Hotly Contested Wisconsin and Birth State Hawaii

UPDATE CNN reports, with 100% of the vote in, Obama wins Hawaii caucuses in another landslide. 76% to 24%.

96% Reporting, 74 Pledged Delegates at Stake
Obama: 58%, 41 delegates so far
Clinton: 41%, 28 delegates so far

Update 8: I'm taking a break: OK, the results don't seem to be changing much anymore, so I am going to take a break until the Hawaii caucus starts tonight at 12:30 a.m., eastern. I'm actually feeling kind of sick, and wish that a state like Hawaii was pretty much any other night than tonight, but we shall soldier on here at Open Left anyway. A Wisconsin aftermath / Hawaii prelude thread has been created above this one.

Update 7: More complete exit poll at CBS. Obama narrowly won Dems (51%-48%), but landed crushing blows among Independents, Republicans, and Others. Also, there is once again basically no ideological gap, which I think partially expresses the frustration that some of us movement progressives have with the campaign so far.

Update 6: Closest Democratic Nomination in at least 48 years: Just to keep things in perspective even during an Obama victory, Clinton will actually pass a milestone tonight that will make this the closest Democratic nomination campaign since at least 1960. Today, even without Michigan and Florida, she hit 1219 delegates when one counts supers, moving her 1 delegate ahead of Jesse Jackson's 1988 total of 1218. Jackson's 1988 performance was the highest number of delegates ever won by a Democrat who did not win the nomination.

Update 5: Clinton asks for money during her speech? Although I didn't see it, several commenters have reported that Clinton asked for money during her speech. That can't be a good sign for her campaign.

Update 4: Democratic turnout once again more than doubles Republican turnout. Obviously, it helps that our nomination campaign is the much more competitive one, but it is still indicative of a higher level of excitement. Hopefully, that will continue all the way through November.

Update 3: CNN, MSNBC both call Wisconsin for Obama: No word on delegate totals yet, which will continue to trickle in through the night. Stay tuned...

Also, in case you missed it, McCain won Wisconsin tonight, too.

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