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Obama Sweeps Georgia On Super Tuesday, But Race Close Across The Country





By Amanda Smith


Barack Obama won in Georgia during Super Tuesday election, with a clear victory of 62% over Hillary Clintonís 31%, but failed to come out on top across the country as 21 states held presidential primaries on February 5, 2008.


Although Clinton saw victory in New York and California, the two most desired states because of their large number of delegates, she only won in a total of eight states, including her husbandís home state of Arkansas.  Obama saw victory in 13 states that included Georgia, Minnesota, Colorado, Kansas, North Dakota, Connecticut, Idaho, Utah, Alabama, Delaware, Alaska, Missouri, and Illinois, his home state.  Clinton won New York, California, Arizona, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, New Jersey, and Arkansas.


Although Obamaís overwhelming victory in South Carolina should have been an indication of wins in more southern states, the decisive Georgia win still surprised many.  Clinton has been endorsed by several notable civil rights leaders in Georgia including Congressman John Lewis, Ambassador Andrew Young, Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond and others.



Left to right: John Lewis, Michael thurmond, & Andrew Young have all endorsed Hillary Clinton for President



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