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Obama Wins WI, Plugs Early Voting in TX

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Obama in Texas

Barack Obama has been declared the winner of the Wisconsin primary, but he’s giving his speech tonight from a packed house in Houston, Texas. The first order of business? Not announcing the Wisconsin results. Obama asked the crowd of what he called 20,000 to pick up a pamphlet on the way out the door to learn how to vote early. In Texas, although the votes are tallied in the primary election and a caucus takes place on March 4th, folks can be casting ballots from today until Election Day. So in Texas, it’s not Tuesday or bust.

What else does Obama think about the way and day we vote? Check out his and the other candidates’ responses to the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge.

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