Florida Primary Results: First Live Thread
(larger version here.)
Update 8:00 pm : CNN calls Florida for Hillary Clinton, based on exit polls and 15% of vote in. CNN says more people voted in Florida than all the other states combined.
CNN says the Obama campaign's response is Florida is a tie: 0 delegates for Hillary, 0 for Obama. I guess that means he won't call to congratulate here.
6:55 pm ET:Most Florida polls close in five minutes. Some close in an hour. Exit polls show a large number of older voters.
Both parties' electorates were older than in any other presidential contest this year. A third or more in each primary were at least 65 years old. In earlier Democratic contests no more than a quarter were senior citizens, and on the Republican side only the Nevada caucuses came anywhere close to Florida in the proportion of older voters.
Early results show big lead for Hillary. There may be no delegates at stake for now, but a big win should provide her with some momentum.
Updates moving to top of thread, 7:45 pm ET.
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