By Joe Sims
As just reported Senator Barack Obama is the projected winner in Georgia, beating Senator Hillary Clinton hands down. The Illinois Senator scored a huge vote among African Americans with nearly 6 in 1 casting a ballot for him. By contrast South Carolinas average was 4 in 1, a clear sign among Black voters on their take regarding the injection of racism into the campaign in previous weeks.
In a sign that bodes well for the Obama effort 2 in 1 voters indicated the need for change was the most important factor guiding their ballot. The New York Times wrote
"When asked which candidate quality mattered most in deciding their vote, being able to bring about needed change was by far the most important quality for Democrats in most states, beating “experience” by roughly 2 to 1 in most states."
The economy also figured very highly in voter concerns. Detailed data is not in yet on voter demographics.
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