Posted: February 6, 2008 1:01 AM
Missouri too Close to Call; Networks Present Mixed Projections
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, some major news networks projected that Sen. Barack Obama narrowly edged out Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in Missouri.
The move came a little more than an hour after many networks, including NPR and the NewsHour had projected that that the New York senator had won in the state. At the time of this posting the NewsHour had rescinded its call.
The Associated Press announced its projection of Clinton earlier in the evening.
Other networks split on making the call, with MSNBC projecting Obama the victor and CNN not making any projection.
With the candidates this close, the state’s choice will come down to final votes, which are still being counted.
Obama, who celebrated victories in other key Midwest states such as Kansas and Illinois Tuesday night, has campaigned hard in Missouri over the past few days with stops in St. Louis and other cities.
Clinton also spent the weekend making appearances across the state, including Greater Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis Sunday.