Super Tuesday’s results show victories for both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama but the race for both has been described as too close to call.
The Associated Press had projected that Clinton would win Missouri, but Obama’s lead in the official tally prompted AP to issue a bulletin describing both contests as too close to call.
Though these states have the candidates close, what is being called one of the biggest Super Tuesday wins, California, is bringing in historic results.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, voting in Brentwood with his wife, Maria Shriver, called California Super Tuesday’s “golden prize.”
Voter registration hit a record for a presidential primary in California, at 15.7 million voters, or about 68.5 percent of those eligible.
Celebs such as Oprah Winfrey, energized 9,000 people during a weekend rally in Los Angeles for Obama. Maria Shriver also endorsed the Illinois senator, whose campaign resonated with Californians who believe Washington needs an overhaul.
“I hadn’t voted since Jimmy Carter. For the first time in my lifetime, I found someone to vote for – rather than just voting against someone,” said Hank Hardin, a 61-year-old independent and Vietnam veteran from Brentwood, California who voted for Obama.
Shriver, Oprah, and Caroline Kennedy, daughter of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, all spent the weekend trying to convince female Democrats that it was okay to vote for Obama rather than for Hillary.
Still, reports show Clinton had over 50 percent to over 30 percent, for Barack Obama with 16 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night.
Clinton and Obama’s race is being referred to as the ‘liveliest race California has seen in 40 years’ for the Democratic nomination for president.
On the Republican side, it was a good day for John McCain, who won seven states in the early hours of vote counting including California. Mitt Romney, so far, has won his home state of Massachusetts, Minnesota North Dakota and Utah. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee won his home state as well as West Virginia, Georgia and Alabama.