My hometown - the ersatz colony that Americans still poignantly think of as part of their democracy - goes big for the Democratic insurgent. Money quote:

"I voted for the next president of the United States, Barack Obama," said Phil Andonian, a 31-year-old lawyer sporting a Barack Obama T-shirt underneath his winter coat, outside a polling station in the nation's capital.

"The Clintons have shown themselves to be a political machine not much different than the Bush administration," Andonian said.

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