AIKEN, SC-- Just minutes after the polls in South Carolina closed, Barack Obama was declared the winner of the democratic primary.
It's not yet clear whether Hillary Clinton or John Edwards will take second place in the state.
Barack Obama was favored with strong support from black voters in the state. They make up about half the electorate.
Hillary Clinton, though, is favored among white women and has husband Bill on her side. The former President is widely popular among black voters.
South Carolina native John Edwards won South Carolina four years ago, but polls this week have had him running a distant third.