Arkansas' 47 delegates to the Democratic National Convention have cast their votes for Barack Obama.

 Arkansas' 47 delegates to the Democratic National Convention have cast their votes for Barack Obama.
During the roll call of states on Wednesday, the widow of slain state Democratic Party Chairman Bill Gwatney announced that the state was supporting Obama.
"I am proud tonight to follow Sen. Clinton's call for unity and unite behind Barack Obama and elect him the next president of the United States," Rebecca Gwatney said at the convention. She referred to the state as the adopted home of Obama's rival in the primaries, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Rebecca Gwatney was selected to fill her husband's slot in the delegation after her husband was fatally shot at state party headquarters Aug. 13. His killer, Timothy Dale Johnson, was shot and killed by police after a 30-mile car chase.
Rebecca Gwatney noted that 70 percent of voters in the state's Feb. 5 primary voted for Clinton, the state's former first lady, and said the state had an "unmatched" admiration for the Clintons.