Texas Still Messing With Delegate Totals

Texas held a complex hybrid primary/caucus back on March 4th, and this weekend the state's Democratic Party held county and senatorial district conventions. The conventions marked the latest step in the convoluted process that ultimately selects at-large delegates to go to the national convention in Denver this summer.

Even after this weekend, however, it remains unclear which Democrat will emerge from the Lone Star State with the most total delegates.

CBS News estimates that Hillary Clinton, who won the state's popular vote in the primary, leads Obama by three district-level delegates, with one delegate unallocated. But Barack Obama leads by six at-large delegates – the delegates that come from the caucus results. Seven at-large delegates remain unallocated.

The CBS News estimate thus has Obama leading in overall Texas delegates, though there are enough unallocated that those results could change.

The Obama campaign, having done its own math, has already predicted victory in the state.

"Despite the Clinton campaign's widespread attempts to prevent many Texans from participating in their district convention, the voters of Texas confirmed Senator Obama's important delegate win in the Lone Star State," Obama spokesman Josh Earnest said in a statement Saturday.

The Associated Press reports that Clinton's campaign, meanwhile, is trumpeting "its caucus successes in predominantly Hispanic regions along the Texas-Mexico border, as well as in South Texas and in rural counties."

The actual number of delegates won by Obama and Clinton will become official when the Texas Democratic Party holds its state convention in June.