Saturday, January 19, 2008
Sorry Hillary, But Obama Won Nevada
The news media very quickly declared Sen. Hillary Clinton the winner of today's Nevada Democratic Caucus. Indeed, she has won the popular vote by fewer than 600 votes statewide with 97% of the votes counted. However, what really counts in the presidential nominating process is the number of delegates a candidate wins. On that score, Obama is the winner, picking up 13 delegates to Hillary's 12 delegates. So while the mainstream media declares Hillary a big winner tonight, Advance Indiana congratulates fellow Illinoisan Barack Obama on his Nevada victory.