Obama Wins Global Primary

As if Hillary Clinton needed any more bad news, Barack Obama is now winning primaries outside the United States.

Obama Wins Global Primary Barack Obama won the Democrats Abroad global primary in results announced Thursday, giving him 11 straight victories in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. The Illinois senator won the primary in which Democrats living in other countries voted by Internet, mail and in person, according to results released by the Democrats Abroad, an organization sanctioned by the national party.

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More than 20,000 U.S. citizens living abroad voted in the primary, which ran from Feb. 5 to Feb. 12. Obama won about 65 percent of the vote, according to the results released Thursday. Voters living in 164 countries cast votes online, while expatriates voted in person in more than 30 countries, at hotels in Australia and Costa Rica, at a pub in Ireland and at a Starbucks in Thailand. The results took about a week to tabulate as local committees around the globe gathered ballots.

“This really gives Americans an opportunity to participate,” said Christine Schon Marques, the international chair of Democrats Abroad. Italian Sports Minister Giovanna Melandri, who has dual citizenship, cast a vote for Obama in Rome.

If he somehow manages to lose the nomination, Obama can at least content himself with the fact that he’s the world’s most popular Democrat.

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Comments

  1. jeff b says:

    I guess this is OK with you ‘wingers as long as Obama doesn’t pass a global test 😉

  2. Michael says:

    Well, I guess that makes it official, the rest of the world is no longer “significant”.