Thursday, June 5, 2008

Election '08: Obama Makes History

Now that the race is heating up, we at Shenique Magazine think you should be informed of what's going on during this historic election!

The rules were confusing and the campaign was long, but the numbers say it's finally over for the Democrats. Senator Barack Obama is the Democratic Party's presumed presidential nominee. He will face Republican Senator John McCain and candidates of other parties in the general election on November 4.

To become the first African-American presidential nominee of a major party in history, Obama won the 2,118 delegates needed after the last two states voted on Tuesday.

The two Democratic contenders split the two final states. Obama won Montana, while Senator Hillary Clinton took South Dakota. Before the final primary results were in, however, Obama could claim the nomination. He won enough superdelegates to hit the magic number as voters were still casting their ballots.

Read more at Scholastic News Online

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