Hillary Wins Vote, But Obama Wins Delegates

Who says a “W” is a “W” when it’s really the delegate count that determines the genuine winner?

Barack Obama may have won the most delegates in Saturday’s Nevada Caucus, even though Hillary Clinton bested his statewide turnout by about six points.

A source with knowledge of the Nevada Democratic Party’s projections told The Nation that under the arcane weighting system, Obama would win 13 national convention delegates and Clinton would win 12 delegates. The state party has not released an official count yet.

Barack Obama released an official statement celebrating a delegate victory. “We came from over twenty-five points behind to win more national convention delegates than Hillary Clinton because we performed well all across the state, including rural areas where Democrats have traditionally struggled,” he said.

Spin, spin, spin. Yet, the delegate count is important, and Obama deserves to call this a win. It means February 5th is just as important for the Democrats as it is for the Republicans.

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2008 Election, Barack Obama, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Nevada, Politics, Republicans

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