Obama Keeps Delegate Lead

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Washington (AP) Democrat Barack Obama has survived defeats in three primaries with his lead in the delegate race essentially intact.

An analysis by the Associated Press finds that Hillary Clinton netted only a 12 delegate pickup in Tuesday's contests, despite her wins in Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island. There are still 12 more delegates to be awarded.

In the overall race for the democratic nomination, she trails Obama by more than a hundred delegates 1,462 to 1,567. It takes 2,025 delegates to become the nominee.

Meanwhile, officials in Michigan and Florida are showing renewed interest in holding “do-over” presidential nominating contests so that their votes will count in the democratic campaign. The Democratic National Committee stripped both states of all their delegates for cutting in line and holding their primaries too early. Clinton won both contests, although no campaigning was allowed, and Obama's name was not on the ballot.

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