Here are the 3rd and 4th paragraphs of today NY Times’ report of yesterday's West Virginia Democratic primary result:
Mrs. Clinton defeated Senator Obama Tuesday in a primary where racial considerations emerged as an unusually salient factor. She drew strong support from white, working-class voters who have spurned Mr. Obama in recent contests.Here’s the 19th paragraph of the Times’ May 7 report of the outcome of the North Carolina Democratic primary:
The number of white Democratic voters who said that race influenced their choice on Tuesday was among the highest recorded in voter surveys in the Clinton-Obama nomination fight. Two in 10 white West Virginia voters said that race was an important factor in their vote, and more than 8 in 10 of them backed Mrs. Clinton, according to surveys of voters leaving the polls.
In North Carolina, Mr. Obama’s performance was bolstered by a strong black vote. He captured more than 90 percent of those voters in that state, where blacks accounted for one in three voters. But over all, Mrs. Clinton continued to draw strong support among whites, particularly older women.The 19th paragraph is the Times’ first mention of how voting in North Carolina broke by race.
The Times doesn't report whether NC voters were asked if “race was an important factor in their vote” and, if it was, which was surely the case, what percentage of blacks and whites who said it was “backed” Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Obama.
Different reporting for different candidates.
Today's entire Times report is here; its May 7 report is here.