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Mississippi Unburning

Voters didn't flock to the polls in Mississippi today. The Mississippi Secretary of State's Office says turnout was "light to moderate."

Some facts about Mississippi voters and today's primary:

  • Mississippi hasn't voted for a Democratic president in 32 years.
  • Republicans and Independents can vote in the Democratic primary.
  • Mississippi has the largest African-American population (36%) of any state. 70% of registered Democrats are African American.
    Those numbers appear to benefit Obama, who's overwhelmingly won the African-American vote so far this primary season.
  • There are 40 delegates up for grabs, including 7 superdelegates.

CNN election results will be here.

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