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Turns Out Obama Won Texas Primary After All

From a confused Associated Press:

A voter shows off his voting sticker after casting a vote in the Texas Primary in Seguin, March 4, 2008.

Obama wins most Texas delegates

Mon Mar 31

WASHINGTON – Sen. Barack Obama has won the overall delegate race in Texas thanks to a strong showing in Democratic county conventions this past weekend.

Obama picked up seven of nine outstanding delegates, giving him a total of 99 Texas delegates to the party’s national convention this summer. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won the other two, giving her a total of 94 Texas delegates, according to an analysis of returns by The Associated Press.

Texas Democrats held both a presidential primary and caucus. Clinton narrowly won the popular vote in the state’s primary March 4, earning her 65 national convention delegates to Obama’s 61.

Precinct caucuses began immediately after polls closed primary night and quickly devolved into chaos in many parts of the state because of an unprecedented turnout of more than 1 million Democrats. The state party was never able to provide complete results from the caucuses, which is why the AP withheld nine delegates…

Obama won 38 delegates through the caucus/convention system, and Clinton won 29.

The final delegate allocation will be decided at the party’s state convention June 6-7, and the numbers could change if either campaign is unable to maintain the level of support they had over the weekend…

Never mind what we were being authoritatively told not even a month ago:

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Indeed there were hundreds of articles proclaiming Mrs. Clinton’s historic comeback victory.

Still, it made for a very stirring story — for a while, anyway.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, March 31st, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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