Provisional Ballots Delay N.M.'s Democrat Tally New Mexico has yet to officially release the results of Super Tuesday in the Democratic presidential race. The competition between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama was so tight, and the polls so unprepared for high voter turnout, that the state has had to turn to provisional ballots to determine the winner — and it's taking time to verify them.
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Provisional Ballots Delay N.M.'s Democrat Tally

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Provisional Ballots Delay N.M.'s Democrat Tally

Provisional Ballots Delay N.M.'s Democrat Tally

Provisional Ballots Delay N.M.'s Democrat Tally

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New Mexico has yet to officially release the results of Super Tuesday in the Democratic presidential race. The competition between Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama was so tight, and the polls so unprepared for high voter turnout, that the state has had to turn to provisional ballots to determine the winner.

However, it's taking New Mexico a bit of time to verify those ballots.

To find out what went wrong, and why it's taking so long for a result, Melissa Block talks with Jim Williams, news director of member station KUNM.