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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Texas sized problem -- Hillary's win was called too soon "Editor’s Note: Hillary Clinton prevailed in the Texas primary, beating Barack Obama by a 51-to-48 margin and claiming 65 delegates to his 61. However, Texas has a two-step process for apportioning its delegates, meaning that Obama had a chance to reverse Clinton’s four-delegate net gain in the caucus phase.

Historian Lisa Pease examines how this curious twist in the march to the Democratic presidential nomination is turning out:

Tuesday night, as the polls closed, the media proclaimed Barack Obama the winner of Vermont and gave all the other state contests of the day -- Ohio, Rhode Island, and Texas -- to Hillary Clinton.
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But there was one big problem. A Texas-sized problem.

The election results from the Lone Star State’s caucuses had only just started coming in."