Clinton’s campaign made it clear that this win was necessary. Clinton herself stated, “Well, I have to win. I believe that’s my task. And I’m going to do everything I can to win.”
The calls throughout the day seem reminiscent of past elections; new Democrats were going for Obama and voters who made up their minds on a candidate leaned toward Clinton. It was a long hard seven-week battle for both candidates. With Obama facing scrutiny over a soundbyte referring to Pennsylvania voters as “bitter” and for Clinton facing the controversy of a “misstatement” over taking “sniper fire” while on a trip to Bosnia during Bill Clinton’s presidency.
With 94 percent of the precincts reporting, Senator Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania with 55% of the vote. The state will grant her 40 delegates. Voters for Senator Barack Obama made up 45 percent of the vote, granting him 37 delegates.
While Senator John McCain is the presumptive nominee of the Republican party, votes continue taking place on the Republican side until all states have voted. In Pennsylvania, Senator John McCain took 72 percent of the vote. Congressman Ron Paul, whose campaign is still running, brought in 16 percent of the vote. Governor Mike Huckabee, who dropped out of the race, came in with 12 percent.