Rejiggering the Math

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March 15, 2008 7:31 p.m.

I mentioned last week that we should pay close attention to those county and state conventions in the caucus states, because in many cases the delegate numbers we’re working with now are only estimates subject to these later conventions where the real decisions are actually made. Now comes news out of Iowa that after the county conventions that met today Barack Obama appears to be on track to net seven additional delegates out of the state.

From what the article says, the pick up does not appear to be directly at the expense of Sen. Clinton but rather a result of picking up support of a large percentage of the delegates John Edwards won back in January.

To give some context to these numbers, Sen. Clinton’s final net delegate haul out of her decisive win in Ohio was only 9 delegates.

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