Delaware: McCain, Obama win

February 5, 2008 9:50:17 PM PST
Illinois Senator Barack Obama has defeated New York Senator Hillary Clinton in today's Democratic primary in Delaware. With 92 percent of the state's precincts reporting, Obama has 46,093 votes, or 52 percent, compared with Hillary Clinton's 37,741 or 43 percent.

Democratic Senator Joseph Biden, who dropped out of the race after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses, earned 3 percent of the vote in a show of support from his fellow Delawareans.

Obama's victory comes days after he drew a crowd estimated at 20,000 to a rally in downtown Wilmington. Clinton did not campaign in Delaware herself, relying instead on surrogates including daughter Chelsea, who visited the University of Delaware yesterday.

The Associated Press made its calls based on surveys of voters as they left the polling places.

Senator John McCain defeated Mitt Romney in the GOP primary.

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