Clinton victorious in Pa. primary
Issue date: 4/25/08 Section: News
In Drexel's polling place, 76 percent of Democrats voted for Obama, according to Sean Miller, president of Drexel Democrats.
At that polling place, 425 people voted, 20 of whom voted Republican. Of the 20 Republican voters, 12 were for McCain and eight for Ron Paul. Voter turnout for Drexel was estimated between 35 percent and 50 percent of registered voters, Miller said.
Committee of Seventy volunteer Sean Buehrle said the polls were busy in the early morning, but traffic thinned out by the afternoon.
"There were definitely a huge amount of Obama signs out front [of the polling place]," Buehrle said.
Miller credited Obama with the high voter turnout.
"This is the first time I kept count of the primary votes; nationally, the average number of voters is about 30 percent," Miller said. "We're over that so we should be very proud of that; were showing how many new people Obama is bringing for voting," Miller, an Obama supporter, said.
Treasurer of the College Republicans, George Butler, agreed that "there was a lot of Obama support from colleges."
"Obama pretty much has the popular vote," Butler added.
There has also been a lot of speculation as to whether Clinton will stay in the race, despite her Pennsylvania Primary win.
"There are four big [states] left and Obama will win North Carolina, and it's pretty much a tie in Indiana," Miller said.
"If Obama wins Indiana and North Carolina, it doesn't matter what happens in the rest of the states," he added.
"Personally, I feel like Hillary should drop out," Butler added.