Well, perhaps it depends on how you define win. Is it the person who won the primary or the person who won the most delegates? Since the complete caucus results were not available on March 4th, nor the next day, Clinton was declared the winner of Texas by multiple media news stations. However, now that the approximate 1 million caucus votes are closer to being completely counted, Obama is estimated to come out ahead of Clinton by three delegates (according to the state Democratic Party). The final result will not be known until June, after the state convention.
Currently, Obama outnumbers Clinton’s pledged delegates by 140, and Clinton outnumbers Obama’s superdelegates by 35. Obama has a total of 1567 delegates and Clinton has 1462. Either candidate needs at least 2025 total delegates in order to earn the Democratic Party’s nomination. I just hope that the battle in the Democratic Party ends before it destroys its own candidates.
Please not that these numbers are accurate as of March 6, 2008 and do not include the Wyoming results from this Saturday.
Also, after experiencing my first caucus and primary, I cannot wait until online voting is the new standard. Enter voter ID number and select or type your candidate. So simple so convenient. Instant results. Can’t beat that.
Robert Siegel & Wade Goodwyn. “Obama Ahead in Texas Caucuses,” March 6, 2008.
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