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Election 2008

Clinton, Obama Split Pair of Contests: Now What?

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As expected, Sen. Barack Obama took the Democratic presidential primary in North Carolina by a good margin — some 56 to 42 percent. Obama received more than 90 percent of the African American vote and about 40 percent of the white vote. He won in every age group except voters over 65.

Meanwhile, Sen. Hillary Clinton won in Indiana by about 22,000 votes of the more than 1.2 million cast. She did well among white men and made some inroads into Obama's base, garnering support from younger white voters and those making more than $100,000. Clinton now trails Obama in pledged delegates by 171; she retains a 271-256 lead in declared superdelegates.

So those are the numbers, as NPR reports them this morning. Now comes the jawing — starting with the New York Times analysis piece headlined "Options Dwindling for Clinton." Your turn's in the comments.