February 22, 2008
It's 11 straight for Barack Obama as he wins overseas.
"We're fired up and we're ready to go!" said Obama.
Obama momentum had been building for more than a month, and finally the global democratic primary results are in. A decisive victory for the front-runner, sweeping 65 percent of American Democrats living away from home. They voted in Europe, Asia, Africa, all across the world.
22 electoral votes that Democrats from abroad are representing of course can make a difference in the long run. Especially when both candidates are scrapping for every vote they can get.
Actually it's not a huge deal in terms of delegates, just another blow to Hillary Clinton. But whichever candidate they're supporting, Democrats are confident this is going to be their year.
"We see a real opportunity to take back the White House, and we're really charged up about it and we wanna make sure we elect the best candidate to be President in 2008," said Margo Miller of Democrats Abroad.
And Obama supporters say they see a chance to show the world a face of America it's never seen before.
"The youth, the mixed race, the vitality, and the fresh ideas. It's so much more representative, and so much more how we'd like to be represented," said Diana Shaw Clark of Americans Abroad for Obama.
They may be watching the contest from far away, but voters abroad are taking part in process like never before. Everybody's expecting a world record turnout come November.