Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Hillary takes Texas

"We're going to do it for everyone across America who's been counted out -- but refused to be knocked out. For everyone who's stumbled -- but stood right back up. And for everyone who works hard -- but never gives up."
-Hillary Clinton

In an exciting night for Democrats, Sen. Hillary Clinton won primaries in Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island. Sen. Barack Obama won Vermont. The race will go on.

Let's not forget the great news for Texas Democrats. With 88% of precincts reporting, almost 3 million Democrats voted in the state of Texas. This is fantastic news for Democrats all over the state: it will help party organizers identify Democrats and get organized for November.

John McCain may have clinched the Republican nomination tonight, but let's hear it for the Democrats!


Anonymous said...

This may require an asterick.
What I want to know is whether Austin still is counting the delegates and if they still are updating the numbers.

Wax Poetic said...

Uh...not really. Obama come out on top via the primary conventions. Only in Texas!

Christopher said...

Barack Obama won more delegates in the Lone Star state.

The mainstream cable news, CNN, MSNBC and FOX Noise, still can’t quite bring themselves to say it.

Very odd. These calculations are based on the TX caucus votes tabulated.

Here is how it works. First there is the TX primary:

Clinton won the primary with 51 percent of the popular vote to Obama’s 47 percent, according to the Associated Press. Those results earned her 65 delegates to Obama’s 61 delegates.

Followed by the TX caucuses:

The state Democratic Party estimates that Obama will come out ahead: 37 pledged delegates to Clinton’s 30 delegates

Clinton: 65 + 30 = 95
Obama: 61 + 37 = 98
Obama wins by 3!