Wednesday, February 6, 2008

US Primaries - Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama vs. John McCain

Hillary Clinton won fewer states yesterday than her principal rival, Barack Obama, but key wins in California and her home state of New York gave her bragging rights over the popular vote. Obama scored in at least 12 states, with several races, including Missouri, still undecided.

The popular vote is only part of the puzzle, however. Democrats across the country were forced to pull out their calculators to try and figure out just who was ahead in gaining the delegates who will choose the Democratic presidential candidate this summer.Even though John McCain captured nine states, including the delegate-rich East Coast and California, he is still just the front-runner, failing to win enough delegates to become the presumptive nominee.

The results allowed all of the principal candidates to claim victory and insist the race for the nominations would go on… Los Angeles Times

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