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Connecticut Primary Live Blog

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5:30 p.m. Last polls close in Connecticut at 7:00 p.m. CST. The Democrats will allocate 48 of its 60 convention delegates from the primary today: 31 are allocated based on the vote in each of the state's five Congressional districts, while 17 delegates are allocated based on the statewide vote.

Republicans will allocate 27 of its 30 convention delegates today based on the candidate with the most votes statewide.

7:00 p.m. NBC, CNN, and Fox News projects McCain the winner in Connecticut. McCain won the state back in his 2000 campaign.

7:28 p.m. Democratic (10% reporting)
Obama = 50%
Clinton = 47%

9:12 p.m. Fox News has called the Connecticut Primary for Barack Obama. This is Obama's second win in the Northeast tonight, with Delaware being the other. This is a rather big blow to the Clinton campaign who had polled with a 14-point advantage as late as January 17th (Hartford Courant).

10:10 a.m. The final numbers from Connecticut:
Democratic (100% reporting)
Obama = 51%
Clinton = 47%
Edwards = 1%
Uncommitted = 1%

Republican (100% reporting)
McCain = 52%
Romney = 33%
Huckabee = 7%
Paul = 4%
Giuliani = 2%
Uncommitted = 2%

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  • It's nice information for the election period for statewide vote. It is telling about two parties such as: republican and democratic. it is very good condition for the both parties.
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