Obama Nets Ten More Delegates in Iowa County Conventions

Barack Obama increased his lead over Hillary Clinton by ten delegates this weekend following the county Democratic conventions in Iowa. There were a number of reports with different numbers over the weekend, but this report appears to represent the final changes at the county level. Obama picked up the Edwards delegates who did not stick with him, helping Obama net more delegates today than Clinton’s margin over Obama in her victory in Ohio. Some reports speculated that the delegates did not like the negative manner in which Clinton was campaigning, or perhaps they just did not like the fact that Clinton was discounting the value of caucus states. Chuck Todd calculated a new delegate total based upon these changes:

Pledged Count: Obama leads 1,409-1,250
Superdelegates: Clinton leads 253-217
OVERALL TOTAL: Obama leads 1,626-1,503

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