Carter to Endorse Obama

Former president will make it official when polls close tonight
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2008 6:03 PM CDT
Former President Jimmy Carter sings "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets in Atlanta on Wednesday, May 21, 2008.    (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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(Newser) – Jimmy Carter will endorse Barack Obama when the polls close tonight in South Dakota and Montana, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Carter will be among a slew of big-name superdelegates officially giving their blessing to Obama today, the last day of the primary season. In fact, the AP reports that Obama already has reached the magic number of 2,118 to clinch the nomination, though other news outlets have him just on the brink.