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The first polls are closing in Indiana. Live blog begins.
CNN's Bill Schneider with exit polls on voters who say economy is important. In Indiana, Clinton leads with those voters 54% to 45%. In North Carolina, Obama leads with those voters, 52% to 44%.
18:15 CNN has first raw vote totals. Only 1% of the vote, Clinton leading by a hair, 64% to 36%, or 4048 to 2073, but no idea where these votes are from.
18:30 Live results from the Indiana Secretary of State.
Wolf Blitzer introduces "the best political team on TV," Jack Cafferty, Gloria Borger and Jeff Toobin. On the back bench, Republican strategist and gambling junkie Bill Bennett and "neutral" political analysts Donna Brazile and Roland Martin. This should be a fun night.
18:57 38,076 to 25,447 for Clinton. The polls are closing in Indiana Central Time counties. This includes NW Indiana, which is where Obama will have strong support.
Lou Dobbs now talking to "the best political team on tv." Roland Martin and Gloria Borger are discussing "the math" and "the rules."
19:15 Brazile: "If Obama survives tonight, he has weathered the storm," Brazille suggests. "If he can survive at least one state, he still wins." Martin also says that although Indiana is adjacent to Illinos, it is "overwhelmingly" and "white and blue collar" so an Obama loss is expected. Interesting,
19:32 No surprise. CNN PROJECTS OBAMA WINS NORTH CAROLINA
20:40 UPDATE NC Obama leads 63%, 330,000 to 194,000
20:45 63% of Indiana pcts. Clinton leads 419,000 to 360,000.
21:00 CBS NEWS PROJECTS CLINTON WINS INDIANA
21:08 Lake County (Gary, Hammond, etc) and Porter (Valpo) are not in yet. CBS has called IN for Clinton, and the returns are tightening (53-47), but these counties will probably have big totals for Obama. That might be a problem.
21:10 Barack and Michelle Obama walking into rally in Raleigh.