The Rio Grande Guardian is reporting that supporters of Hillary Clinton are threatening to file a lawsuit over botched weekend caucuses in South Texas. The web publication quotes Clinton supporter David Garza of McAllen as saying that attorneys for the New York senator have been contacted over "totally illegal" manuevers that, they complain, boosted Barack Obama's performance.
Meanwhile, the Guardian says Obama supporters in South Texas have filed a complaint with the Texas Democratic Party over allegations of double-counting -- favoring Clinton -- at the caucus held in Laredo.
The news comes as the Associated Press reports that Obama, thanks to his strong caucus showing, beat Clinton in Texas by a margin of five pledged delegates even though the former first lady narrowly won the popular vote. Clinton aides concede the New York senator lost the caucuses but say Obama's lead in Texas is smaller than that. The numbers won't be official until the state party's convention this summer.
-- Jay Root