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Update from Obama Camp

The Democratic Party's primary season comes to a close on Tuesday, as voters in South Dakota and Montana got to the polls in the final two primaries. For Barack Obama, superdelegates who have been quiet are finally speaking up, including former President Jimmy Carter and House Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina, who both endorsed him on Tuesday.

There are 31 delegates at stake in Tuesday's primaries, but eyes are on the superdelegates, nearly 200 of whom remain uncommitted. Their decisions will determine the nomination.

NPR's Don Gonyea tells Melissa Block the Obama campaign is looking for victories in both states, but more importantly, the campaign is looking at the final delegate count.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.
You're most likely to find NPR's Don Gonyea on the road, in some battleground state looking for voters to sit with him at the local lunch spot, the VFW or union hall, at a campaign rally, or at their kitchen tables to tell him what's on their minds. Through countless such conversations over the course of the year, he gets a ground-level view of American elections. Gonyea is NPR's National Political Correspondent, a position he has held since 2010. His reports can be heard on all NPR News programs and at NPR.org. To hear his sound-rich stories is akin to riding in the passenger seat of his rental car, traveling through Iowa or South Carolina or Michigan or wherever, right along with him.