|I'm watching the returns on MSNBC and also tracking them on the Florida Elections Website (and the Miami-Dade Elections website, since I'm also tracking a local issue on slot machine expansion.) So far, the incredible thing is the turnout -- on both the Republican and Democratic side (despite the DNC's foolish attempt to disenfranchise what could turn out to be half a million Florida Democrats.)
So far, Hillary is leading on the Dem side:
Hillary - 236,758 - 50.8%
Obama - 132, 459 - 28.4
Edwards - 80,560 - 17.3
With about 25% reporting.
Huckabee and McCain are locked in a death struggle on the other side:
Romney - 230,587 - 34.1%
McCain - 226,474 - 33.5
Rudy - 97,705 - 14.4 (must drop out or risk humiliation in New York....)
Huckabee - 88,237 - 13.0 (the Panhandle will come in last and help boost these stats)
Paul - 21,316 - 3.2
Oh, and like 1,300 people voted for Alan Keyes. Crazy Florida bastards...
Update: John McCain is now leading in Miami-Dade County. Chalk some of that mo up to the Martinez endorsement and the bona fides it leant McCain with Cuban-Americans.
Labels: 2008 election, Florida, Florida primary, presidential candidates