Obama wins North Carolina; Indiana still too close to call

With a statistically significant amount of counties reporting, Barack Obama has handily won the North Carolina primary over rival Hillary Clinton, while the Indiana primary remains too close to call. While Obama’s sixteen-point margin of victory over Senator Clinton was largely propelled by black voters as it has been  in other southern states, he also appears to have made inroads in the rural eastern part of the state.

At his victory rally in Raleigh, Obama conceded the Indiana primary to Clinton–a surprising move, many analysts noted, because results from Obama’s strongest counties have yet to be counted. It is predicted that the addition of several thousand votes from these areas will bring results to a near 50-50 tie, prompting questions over whether Clinton ought to quit after not winning the state–a self-described must win by her campaign–by a large enough margin.

More analysis will follow the full disclosure of results in both states.

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