Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Remember how we were told that Hillary needed to win decisive victories in Ohio and Texas in order to stay in the running? Well, somehow, once Junior Tuesday came around that was modified into an OK victory in Ohio and a nonexistent victory in Texas. Both the Clinton campaign and the American press seem not to have really understood the Texas two-step: two thirds of the Texas delegates are awarded through primaries, one third through caucuses. Hillary (and the press) claimed victory in Texas based on the primary vote alone. The caucuses will only be fully tallied by March 29th, but partial results show that Obama beat Hillary 56 to 44 percent in the caucuses. While Hillary narrowly won 65 to 61 delegates in the primaries, Obama's decisive lead in the caucuses would thus get him an overall delegate lead of 99 to 94, meaning OBAMA WON TEXAS. Move over Hillary!
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