Senator Barack Obama defeated Hillary Clinton to become the Democratic presidential nominee after one of the longest and closest primaries in history. More than 35 million voters took part in this historic election, yet Obama only had a small margin over Clinton (in both delegates and the popular vote).
Here are a collection of maps highlighting how Obama won. These will no doubt be analyzed in great detail between now and the general election, with John McCain looking to take advantage of Obama’s geographic weaknesses that became apparent during the primary, such as Appalachia and the rural rust belt.
Barack Obama and John McCain win the Connecticut Presidential Primary.
Democratic Presidential Primary Results: Barack Obama 51%, Hillary Clinton 47%
Republican Presidential Primary Results: John McCain 52%, Mitt Romney 33%, Mike Huckabee 7%, and Ron Paul 4%
On Super Tuesday, February 5th, 2008, the presidential primary race went national with 43 Primaries and Caucuses held in 24 states.
Here is a list of states won by each candidate:.
Hillary Clinton: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee
Barack Obama: Alaska , Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Utah
John McCain: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma
Mitt Romney: Arkansas, Colorado , Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Dakota, Utah
Mike Huckabee: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia
Barack Obama and John McCain win Illinois Primary.
Democratic Presidential Campaign: Barack Obama 65% and Hillary Clinton 33%
Republican Presidential Campaign: John McCain 48%, Mitt Romney 28%, Mike Huckabee 17%, and Ron Paul 5%
Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton win Massachusetts Presidential Primary.
Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney defeated his Republican challengers statewide, but lost several counties and towns to John McCain, including Boston.
Senator Hillary Clinton defeated Barack Obama by a wide margin statewide, however Obama received pockets of support around the state and managed to win a few counties and towns, including Boston.
Republican Presidential Campaign: Mitt Romney 51%, John McCain 41%, Mike Huckabee 4%, and Ron Paul 3%.
Democratic Presidential Campaign: Hillary Clinton 57% and Barack Obama 40%
Hillary Clinton and John McCain win in New York
Democratic Presidential Campaign: Hillary Clinton 57% and Barack Obama 404%
Republican Presidential Campaign: John McCain 51%, Mitt Romney 28%, Mike Huckabee 11%, and Ron Paul 3%
Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee win in Georgia.
Democratic Presidential Campaign: Barack Obama 64% and Hillary Clinton 33%
Republican Presidential Campaign: Mike Huckabee 34%, John McCain 32%, Mitt Romney 30%, and Ron Paul 3%
John McCain and Hillary Clinton win New Jersey Presidential Primary.
Democratic Presidential Campaign: Hillary Clinton 54% and Barack Obama 44%
Republican Presidential Campaign: John McCain 56%, Mitt Romney 28%, Mike Huckabee 8%, and Ron Paul 5%
Mike Huckabee won the first Super Tuesday race and picked up all 18 delegates awarded at West Virginia’s state GOP convention. Mike Huckabee received 51.5% of the vote, Mitt Romney 47.4%, and John McCain 1.1%.
A recent post on Daily Kos provides a state by state breakdown of Democratic primaries and caucuses held on Super Tuesday.