One in a million tie

February 7, 2008 4:54:17 AM PST
It's no figure of speech to say Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are tied in their quest for the Democratic presidential nomination. At least not in Syracuse, New York. The unofficial Board of Election results from the Super Tuesday primary show each candidate got exactly 6,001 votes. Syracuse University math prof Hyune-Ju Kim says the odds of that happening are around one in a million. He tells the Syracuse Post-Standard newspaper with so many votes cast, it's "almost impossible" to get a tie. Clinton won the primary in her adopted home state with 57 percent, to Obama's 40 percent.

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