Press Silent on Obama Texas Win
So who won the Texas nominating contest (and beware of the usage of the word "primary"!)?
Based on complete primary election results, and on half of the caucus results, the projected winner is Obama, winning 61 in the first stage of the contest, and 38 in the second stage, a total of 99 delegates to Clintons estimated 94 delegates. The Texas nominating contest gives Obama a win by 5 delegates.
Can the press face up ? How will they say "Obama Wins in Texas" once all results are in, after saying "Clinton Wins in Texas"?
Obama has won a majority of nominating contests, including caucuses, but note Penn’s use of “primary.”
Clinton won the state's primary 51 percent to Obama's 48 percent. The state party awards the delegates proportionally statewide -- Clinton earned 65 delegates to Obama's 61.
The caucuses determine how the remaining third of Texas' delegates are allocated.
Here is a list of which candidate from each party has won each of
the nominating contests held to date in U.S. states, Washington, D.C.,
the capital city, and U.S. territories:
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama:
Iowa, South Carolina, Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut,
Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North
Dakota, Utah, Louisiana, Nebraska, Washington, Maine, Washington, D.C.,
Maryland, Virginia, Hawaii, Wisconsin, Vermont, U.S. Virgin Islands,
Democrats Abroad, Wyoming
New York Sen. Hillary Clinton:
New Hampshire, Michigan*, Nevada, Florida*, Arizona, Arkansas,
California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma,
Tennessee, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, American Samoa
Correction: Obama Won In Texas Delegate Count
You may have received incorrect information about what happened in the
Democratic presidential race the other night. There is the widespread
impression that Hillary Clinton won Texas.