Despite the fact that North Carolina’s Governor went against the grain and endorsed Hillary Clinton, it was fellow baby boomer Barack Obama who came out the big winner during Tuesday’s Primary election.
The numbers are beyond impressive! Obama won a lopsided victory by more than 200,000 votes. With 99 percent of the votes counted:
Barack Obama 887,186
Hillary Clinton 654,484
What is even more astonishing is the fact that nearly 1.5 million votes were cast (by Democrats) in the race. According to the NC Board of Elections, there are 2,633,502 registered democratic voters (as of 5/7/08). More than 100,000 new voters were added to the rolls just for this election.
Never in the history of NC voting has there ever been a turnout like this. Yes, Obama overwhelmingly won the black vote, but he clearly crossed over racial lines and received a significant number of white votes as well. (The media’s not talking about that!)
Even though I’m not a fan of FOX News, they reported some interesting statistics:
74% of voters with college degrees voted for Obama
56% of voters with no degree voted for Obama
69% of first-time voters voted for Obama
61% of Obama voters were under 30 (my daughter was one of them).
Obama received 92% of the black vote
Obama received 61% of white women
If you want to learn more about how the early voting went, see my report by clicking on the title of this blog.