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Go home. No need to vote. Oprah's already got her Obama inaugural ball gown

November 4, 2008 | 12:40 pm

Talk-show diva and business billionaire Oprah Winfrey shed her nonpartisanship this presidential election cycle and not only endorsed her man Barack Obama. She also actively campaigned for him in the primary, drawing huge crowds in Iowa (which he won), North Carolina (which he won) and New Hampshire (which he lost).

Oprah Winfrey hugs her guy Democrat presidential candidate and Illinois senator Barack Obama during the primary season

This despite a dip in her show's ratings among women who'd rather not get politics there or were disappointed that a woman who built her empire on women did not support the first serious woman candidate for president, Sen. Hillary Clinton.

But that's ancient history now. According to our pals over at TMZ, the female big O called into Chicago radio station Power 105 this morning and told host Ed Lover that she's so sure her guy is gonna win, she's already picked out her Obama inaugural gown.

So now you don't need to vote or even watch the results tonight. Just keep checking The Ticket in case something else earthshaking breaks.

--Andrew Malcolm

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Photo credit: Associated Press

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