Voters in North Carolina and Indiana have a stake in this race tonight. Use this thread to weigh in as it unfolds, and comment with other Blue Staters. Which candidate came out best? And how long will this race last?
UPDATE (11:59 PM ET): lol Anderson Cooper just called John King the "Rainman of politics." Ouch. Well, that ends this thread, since it is about to expire. I'll post more updated on another thread.
UPDATE (11:50 PM ET): Obama could win this. Gary County is the only one remaining, and the margin is below 20,000 votes.
UPDATE (11:13 PM ET): In North Carolina, Obama nets about 11 delegates, and in Indiana Hillary nets roughly four. That means Obama made up what he lost in Pennsylvania. This race is over.
UPDATE (10:15 PM ET): It looks like Clinton will hold on. She is now up by 41,000 votes, after being ahead only 38,000 about 20 minutes ago. According to an NBC reporter, it is like "schizophrenia" inside the Hillary camp.
UPDATE (10:07 PM ET): An interesting stat to note as we wait for the results in Indiana. In South Bend, Obama leads by around 11 points. That is strange. It's a heavily populated Catholic area, which should have gone to Clinton. Even though Notre Dame is there, it still was expected to be in the Clinton category. And there's more to be counted there.
UPDATE (9:59 PM ET): The voter ID law in Indiana might have hurt Clinton because, as Time Magazine writes on their web site, some senior citizens don't drive and therefore don't carry around photo ID. 12 nuns were turned away from a polling station in Indiana today.
UPDATE (9:44 PM ET): It looks like the Obama people are saying they will come up roughly 15,000 to 10,000 votes short of catching Hillary in Indiana. Either way, a big night for Obama.
UPDATE (9:35 PM ET): In reaction to Obama's speech, one word: "WOW!" And in Indiana, it's now 52% to 48%, Hillary slightly in the lead.
UPDATE (9:31 PM ET): Obama is really going populist in his message. He is talking about trust in the public, and taking the humble route of admitting that he is an imperfect candidate.
UPDATE (9:12 PM ET): Obama is speaking!
UPDATE (9:11 PM ET): Wow! Hillary spinners are going to have a difficult time with this.
UPDATE (8:58 PM ET): It's now down to six points in Indiana. Though he will probably still lose, this is still pretty huge. It ensures Obama will pick up more pledged delegates tonight, and erase almost all that Clinton gained in Pennsylvania.
UPDATE (8:39 PM ET): While CBS has called Indiana for Clinton, and although she may indeed come out the winner there, it is getting closer. Stay tuned.
Update (8:30 PM ET): Obama is trouncing Hillary in North Carolina. This is almost as bad for Clinton as the contest in Washington state. If this keeps up, no matter if Hillary wins Indiana, many delegates are going to jump to Obama's side.