Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Results from DAT Polling Stations in Nongkhai and Udon Thani -- Feb 9th and 10th

Democrats Abroad Thailand organized polling centers to give Americans up in the Northeast of Thailand the opportunity to vote on the weekend of February 9 and 10. In Nongkhai, we used a Starbucks outlet (but the article from the Associated Press which did not specify which Starbucks -- leading to puzzled calls to DAT officers from Americans asking "what, I can vote at any Starbucks?") and Udon Thani, we were kindly hosted by the Charoen Hotel.

These are partial results, based only on the Americans who turned up to vote at the polling centers, and not including any who may have voted by internet or fax. There were reported by Mike Carroll, the Voting Center Manager for the NE and volunteer who put in so many hours to support this effort in Isarn!

Sen. Barack Obama -- 80%
Sen. Hillary Clinton -- 14%
Gov. Bill Richardson -- 6%

Thanks again to Mike and the band of volunteers in Isarn! In Nongkhai, DAT would like to thank Penny Khounta, Charles Alton, Gary Jahn, and Kevin Kamp. In Udon, we would like to thank Frank Brunet, John Murphy, John Neihaus, and Paul Pitarys. DAT looks forward to working with all of you to establish a formal Northeast Thailand Chapter of DAT in the coming months.

DAT also wants to thank the Starbucks in Nongkhai, the staff and management of the Charoen Hotel, and all the folks at Steve's Irish Clock Pub in Udon.

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