UPDATE: 9PM — Obama takes Washington and Nebraska in blowouts. It’s early yet in Louisiana but Clinton holds a small lead. 10 PM: Obama takes the lead in Louisiana.

Washington State Democratic Caucus  
Candidate Votes %
Barack Obama     13,524   67  
Hillary Clinton     6,478   32  
Other 194   1  
Key:   Red Checkmark Winner

Precincts: 57% | Updated: 9:04 PM ET | Source: AP  

Nebraska Democratic Caucus  
Candidate Votes %
Barack Obama     18,382   68  
Hillary Clinton     8,807   32  
Other 14   0  
Key:    Winner

Precincts: 83%Red Checkmark | Updated: 9:03 PM ET | Source: AP  

Louisiana Democratic Primary  
Candidate Votes %
Barack Obama     13,773   54  
Hillary Clinton     9,058   35  
Other 2,698   11  
Key:   Red Checkmark Winner

Precincts: 7% | Updated: 9:45 PM ET | Source: AP  

So how was turnout today for Blenders out there in Louisiana, Nebraska and Washington state?

The usual questions…

* What was the atmosphere?

* Can people crossover and vote/caucus in Dem or GOP races?

* What method is used for voting (touch screen, optical scan, etc.), rules of the caucuses?

* Did you have any trouble voting (technical or registration glitches)?

Huckabee slayed McCain in Kansas (only Republicans caucused):

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee  defeated Sen. John McCain in the Kansas Republican caucuses today, after resisting pressure to end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in favor of McCain.

With all precints reporting, Huckabee beat McCain, 60 percent to 24 percent, with 11 percent for Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.). Huckabee’s victory follows a string of four wins in the South and one in West Virginia on Super Tuesday this week. At stake today were 36 of Kansas’s 39 delegates to the Republican National Convention this summer. Huckabee appears to have picked up 33 of those.

Kansas is one of four states holding presidential primaries and caucuses today, with Democratic Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.) fighting for delegates in Louisiana, Nebraska and Washington state.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding

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