Barack Obama dominated Hillary Clinton in round two of the state caucus process over the weekend, leaving the Illinois senator poised to win more pledged national delegates from Texas despite narrowly losing the popular vote a few weeks ago.
The results won’t truly be official until the Democrats meet at their state party convention in June, but Obama’s legendary organizational strength -- helping him win 14 of the last 17 caucuses, including the one here –- all but assures he’ll leave Texas with more pledged delegates than Clinton.
The Clinton campaign, which had strongly criticized the caucuses as chaotic and prone to shenanigans, hadn't issued a statement as of late Sunday afternoon. The Obama campaign declared victory Saturday evening. Based on unofficial numbers provided by Burnt Orange Report and the Associated Press, Obama will have a net gain of at least three and probably five pledged national delegates from Texas. CNN earlier projected a net gain of five.
Of course there are still 35 Texas superdelegates who can pick whomever they wish. Nearly half remain uncommitted as of now, recent surveys have shown.
More to come tonight so stay tuned.
-- Jay Root