Obama wins most Texas delegates - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Obama wins most Texas delegates

Washington_Sen. Barack Obama has won the overall delegate race in Texas thanks to a strong showing in Democratic county conventions this past weekend.

Obama picked up seven of nine outstanding delegates, giving him a total of 99 Texas delegates to the party's national convention this summer. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton won the other two, giving her a total of 94 Texas delegates, according to an analysis of returns by The Associated Press.

Texas Democrats held both a presidential primary and caucus. Clinton narrowly won the popular vote in the state's primary March 4, earning her 65 national convention delegates to Obama's 61.

Precinct caucuses began immediately after polls closed primary night and quickly devolved into chaos in many parts of the state because of an unprecedented turnout of more than 1 million Democrats. The state party was never able to provide complete results from the caucuses, which is why the AP withheld nine delegates.

The precinct caucuses elected delegates to about 280 county and state senate district conventions on Saturday. The AP awarded the remaining delegates based on results from Saturday's conventions, showing Obama with about 58 percent of vote, compared to 42 percent for Clinton.

Obama won 38 delegates through the caucus/convention system, and Clinton won 29.

The final delegate allocation will be decided at the party's state convention June 6-7, and the numbers could change if either campaign is unable to maintain the level of support they had over the weekend.

Obama leads the overall race for the Democratic nomination with 1,631 delegates, including separately chosen party and elected officials known as superdelegates. Clinton has 1,501, according to the latest AP tally.

© 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Thunder’s Russell Westbrook makes NBA history

    Thunder’s Russell Westbrook makes NBA history

    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:27:23 GMT

    Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook made NBA history Wednesday night. According to KFOR, despite playing less than 28 minutes, he was perfect from the free throw line and from the field. In addition to recording his 35th triple-double of the season, Westbrook finished the night with 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 14 assists to lead OKC to the win and improve to 8-0 against the 76ers at home. 

    Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook made NBA history Wednesday night. According to KFOR, despite playing less than 28 minutes, he was perfect from the free throw line and from the field. In addition to recording his 35th triple-double of the season, Westbrook finished the night with 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 14 assists to lead OKC to the win and improve to 8-0 against the 76ers at home. 

  • Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

    Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:27:17 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:27:17 GMT

    Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S. Police say the suspect's motives are unclear.

    Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S. Police say the suspect's motives are unclear.

  • Airlift of forces in Syria shows growing US involvement

    Airlift of forces in Syria shows growing US involvement

    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:27:15 GMT
    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:27:15 GMT

    The U.S. forces didn't engage in ground combat, but the offensive suggests the Trump administration is taking an increasingly aggressive approach as it plans an upcoming assault on the extremists' self-declared capital of Raqqa.

    The U.S. forces didn't engage in ground combat, but the offensive suggests the Trump administration is taking an increasingly aggressive approach as it plans an upcoming assault on the extremists' self-declared capital of Raqqa.

Powered by Frankly