Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was backed by more people attending the Nevada Democratic caucuses than Sen. Barack Obama, but he won
one more delegate. Mitt Romney, meanwhile, won over half the Republican delegates in Nevada, extending his national lead.
Obama won 13 delegates and Clinton won 12, according to an AP
analysis of caucus results. Obama won more delegates, despite
getting fewer overall votes, because of the proportional manner in
which Nevada awards delegates.
In most areas of the state where Clinton got the most votes, the party awarded an even number of delegates, so Obama and Clinton split them evenly. In some rural areas where Obama did better, the party awarded an odd number of delegates, allowing Obama to wind up
with the additional delegate.
All of Nevada's 25 Democratic delegates have been awarded.
Clinton leads the overall race for delegates with 236, including separately chosen party and elected officials known as superdelegates. She is followed by Obama with 136 and former Sen.
John Edwards with 50.
A total of 2,025 delegates are needed to secure the Democratic
Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, won 17 delegates in Nevada's caucuses, extending his overall lead in the race for delegates to the GOP convention this summer.
Sen. John McCain and Rep. Ron Paul each won four delegates, and
former Sen. Fred Thompson and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
each won two. Rep. Duncan Hunter and former New York Mayor Rudy
Giuliani each won one delegate. It is the first delegate for Giuliani's campaign.
All of Nevada's 31 Republican delegates have been awarded.
Romney will have 59 delegates heading into the Republican primary in South Carolina, followed by Huckabee with 34 and McCain with 17.
A total of 1,191 delegates are needed to secure the Republican
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)