Obama Camp: Who Won Nevada? You Do the Math

Obama claims victory in delegate race
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2008 6:00 AM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., talks with reporters after visiting employees at the Mirage Casino Hotel before the start of the Nevada caucus in Las Vegas, Saturday, Jan. 19,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in the Nevada caucuses with 51% to Barack Obama's 45%, but Obama campaign representatives say their candidate won one more national delegate, the Washington Post reports. The Clinton disputes that calculation, insisting that delegates to the national Democratic convention won't even be determined until April 19.

The Nevada Democratic Party agreed that only county delegates were being awarded yesterday, but pointed out that the Obama camp's math was correct, assuming delegates don't change their preferences between now and April. "We're not treating this as a loss," said a top Obama adviser. "We'll keep letting them spin the victories, and we'll keep taking the delegates."