The Other Primary

This one isn't reported much in the US, but it does count. Democrats Abroad is the organization for American citizens who are registered Democrats and who live outside the United States, either permanently or temporarily:
Today, Democrats Abroad announced that Senator Barack Obama has won the organization's Global Primary. The results were certified by the International Chair in Geneva, Switzerland.

The results of the Global Primary are as follows:

Biden 0.1%

Clinton 32.7%

Edwards 0.7%

Kucinich 0.6%

Obama 65.6%

Richardson 0.1%

Uncommitted 0.2%

These results determine the allocation of 4.5 delegate votes at the Democratic National Convention. Senator Obama won 2.5 delegate votes, and Senator Clinton 2 delegate votes. A further 2.5 votes will be determined at the Democrats Abroad Global Convention in April. In addition, Democrats Abroad holds 4 superdelegate votes. A total of 22 delegates, each with a half vote, will attend the Convention.

The Democrats Abroad Global Primary was conducted February 5-12, 2008. Balloting took place at voting centers in over 30 countries, by mail and fax, and for the first time, on the Internet through a secure online voting system. Online ballots were cast from 164 countries and territories, from Antarctica to Zambia.
Here's the full breakdown (click for larger image):EMEA stands for "Europe, Middle East, Africa."

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