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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Two-delegate lead for Clinton for the night

From Markos:

So total for the night, thus far, is Clinton 187 186 and Obama 185. Not all votes are in, so things will change a bit. But at this point, we have a ridiculously tiny one-delegate lead for Clinton for the night, which could either produce her first delegate victory of the election, or be erased by the rest of the still-not-reported Texas caucuses.
Now according to both the Clinton and Obama campaigns, Obama entered the race with a 159 pledged delegate lead. So with some luck, Clinton ends the night about ... 157 delegates behind. More problematic for Clinton, is that today's 370 delegates were about 38 percent of the just-shy of 1,000 remaining delegates before Tuesday's contests. That means we just had over 1/3rd of the remaining delegates allocated, with only marginal-to-none gains in the count for Clinton.

So Clinton is running out of states, and even her "big" victory Tuesday is proving little more than a pyrrhic victory.

All these numbers are tentative, as final vote tallies come in:

Vermont (15 delegates)
Obama 9
Clinton 6

Rhode Island (21 delegates)
Clinton 12 Obama 8

Texas
Primary (126 delegates, ) Clinton 64 Obama 62

Caucuses (67 delegates; tentative results based on a straight percentage from 34% reporting)
Obama 37
Clinton 30

Total (Nowhere near final)
Obama 99
Clinton 94

Ohio (141 delegates, punching in results with 97% reporting)
Clinton 73
Obama 68

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