Friday, March 21, 2008

Obama won Houston area precinct caucuses

On to the senate district conventions this coming week.
Of the 114,648 caucus-goers in Harris County, 69% (79,113 people) indicated a preference for Senator Barack Obama for president, while 30.6% (35,123 people) signed in with a presidential preference for Senator Hillary Clinton. Another 412 attendees (0.4%) signed in as uncommitted or preferring some other presidential candidate. It is estimated that the 24 outstanding precincts account for approximately 5,000 more convention attendees.

Based on results from the 850 reporting precincts, Senator Obama would be entitled to 8,657 delegates (65.8%) to the Senate district conventions, Senator Clinton would be entitled to 4,469 delegates (34%) and 25 delegates (0.2% of the county total) would be uncommitted. There are approximately 385 delegate positions available in the 24 outstanding precincts.
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