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Obama takes Vermont, Texas; Clinton grabs Ohio

   As per the New York Times website at 8:20 p.m. Obama wins Vermont, and is projected to take Texas and Clinton projected to win Ohio. Polls close in Rhode Island at 9 p.m.

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An undecided voter swings toward Obama

      Not everyone knew what was going on in the Tribal Spears Gallery this evening. Janeka Gray, an employee at Harlem’s Children Zone, stumbled into the gallery to enjoy a muffin, and found herself in the middle of a party in support of Barack Obama. “I am undecided,” said Gray, “but I have been influenced by my friends to support Obama.” Though Gray sees little difference between the two contenders for the Democratic candidacy, she said, “I think people see Obama as a a real American. Most of our Presidents have come from wealthy backgrounds, but he is working class.”

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Ohio closes, the crowd grows and CNN plays

The Ohio polls closed at 7:30 p.m. EST and just as they closed Harlem4Obama changed the station from MSNBC to CNN. The crowd continues to grow, but media coordinator Makeba Lloyd said the real crowd starts to trickle in around 8:30 p.m.

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Vermont closes and Harlem4Obama waits for results and attendees

Harlem4Obama, a grassroots organization dedicated to delivering New York’s 15th Congressional District to Senator Barack Obama, waits in front of MSNBC’s television newscast for the results returning from Vermont, where polls closed at 7 p.m. Though MSNBC just called the state for Obama and McCain, most other major news networks, including nytimes.com awaits more results. The watch party began at 6:30 p.m. at the Tribal Spears Gallery on Frederick Douglass Boulevard between 116th and 117th streets in Harlem. As of 7 p.m. the party lacked a main ingredient for success – attendees.

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Tuesday captures the attention of America again

Tuesday proves the ugly step-child to the rest of the days of the week. It certainly doesn’t have the allure of Friday, nor the appeal of Wednesday – which marks a half way point in the work week – and let’s not even begin to compare it to Saturday. Tuesday’s arrival normally stuns the American population, but since the presidential candidates broke through the starting gate on Jan. 8, in New Hampshire, Tuesday has developed a whole new sex appeal.

This Tuesday, March 4, we’re awaiting the election results from Texas, Ohio, Vermont and Rhode Island at the Harlem4Obama watch party at the Tribal Spears Gallery in Harlem.

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