March 4th, 2008
11:25 PM ET
6 years ago

Texas Democrats report complaints over caucuses

(CNN) - Following a Clinton campaign call alleging irregularities in the Texas Democratic caucuses, a state party representative told CNN that voters had been registering similar complaints with the party Tuesday evening.

“It is important to understand when you see a turnout in these numbers you are going to witness some problems, and the Texas Democratic Party has taken all the steps it can to make sure the process is run as smoothly as possible,” said Hector Nieto, the state party’s communications director. “We understand that there are voters across the state that have concerns, and we urge them to contact the call center.”

Nieto said the Texas Democratic Party had established a call center with 200 phone lines that was staffed by lawyers to “address any concerns.”

Nieto was unable to provide a time when the results of the caucuses would be made public. At stake in Tuesday evening’s party-run caucuses were 67 delegates. Earlier in the day, 126 delegates were on the line in the state-run primary.

– CNN's Mark Preston and Rebecca Sinderbrand


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  1. eh

    VOTE FOR GOODNESS AND HONESTY
    "Obama will win because people love him. If you missed his
    inspiring speech tonight, i want you all to know it is the best.
    Obama, Michelle and those two beautiful girls deserve the
    White House.I think they are a great family with a father that
    has Presidential Stature."
    ----------------–

    they deserve the White House? What for?
    Are you obsessed?

    March 5, 2008 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  2. Anonymous

    I know that Bill is probably about ready to turn "Ike Turner" on you but HIllary give up already there is no way in the world you can win the Presidency...the nomination? Perhaps...the presidency? Sorry, don't think so.

    March 5, 2008 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  3. Jed in Texas

    [Kimberly],you may be on to something with the reptile thing,I saw a movie like that,and all these people running for office have it.Maybe they are aliens?

    March 5, 2008 01:02 am at 1:02 am |
  4. Grif

    But. I say again!!!!! Avoid extra pain.... And vote for Hillary !!!

    March 5, 2008 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  5. Dane

    Why did the black gentlemen on CNN at 12:53am EDT just say he was still holding out for Obama to win Texas because "their is still a lot of the black vote out."
    Is he saying that blacks are voting for Obama just because he is black? Is that why the black super delegate from Atlanta pulled his vote he already gave to Hillary, and today changed it to Obama? Because he was black? Is this going to be the same reason the crack head DC mayor Marion Barry was reelected?

    March 5, 2008 01:10 am at 1:10 am |
  6. Reality check #1

    Hillary's speech was again, on target, on issues,Obama's on the other hand was blah,blah,blah, er, er,ugh, ugh, yes we can, er,er ,um,um, change,change,er,um,er,um.

    March 5, 2008 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  7. Mel North Carolina

    It's about time Obama is brought down a notch or two. Tired of seeing him prance around on the news like he is already the nominee.

    March 5, 2008 01:16 am at 1:16 am |
  8. Kevin "Kay Dee" Dennis, Los Angeles CA

    You guys kill me.... First congrats to Hillary... But you have to explain to me and the rest of America what is a COMEBACK. When I played sports and my team had a twenty point lead and we won by 7points that's not a comeback that's holding on. When I play the same game some where else and I have a twenty point lead and it the game has to go into overtime because the other team was good and has caught up and I win by a point... Is that a comeback or a let down.

    Please at this rate you guys are on your way to great careers at ESPN!

    March 5, 2008 01:32 am at 1:32 am |
  9. K, Florida

    Ummm . . . . Let me see . . . . It's Oprah time again! I can smell it in the air!!!

    March 5, 2008 01:35 am at 1:35 am |
  10. to laird

    and, according to statistics, obama supporters have more money than clinton supporters..i.e. we can't AFFORD to wait in line, we can't AFFORD to make two trips....I take offense at your suggestion that we aren't behind our candidate 100%

    why don't you try considering what you would do if your wife weren't unavailable?

    your argument is weak.

    March 5, 2008 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  11. 78704

    This is only a "comeback" if you ignore the fact that Sen. Clinton started out way in the lead in both Texas and Ohio. As voters got to know Obama, he gained on her. She blew her lead and barely squeaked by. This does not bode well for the general election if she is the candidate.

    March 5, 2008 01:53 am at 1:53 am |
  12. haynes

    All the problems with Caucus and primarys not counting goes back to one man Dr. Dean I have said it all a long this man should not hold his post, he has his vote also and look when and how he choose to use it by taking away votes in two state, and then making working famlies waste a whole day on having to vote Two Times in One Day thats not time well spent . One voter One vote.

    March 5, 2008 02:01 am at 2:01 am |
  13. kimberly

    Using emotion to vote for a candidate is completely wrong. Please remember this is the election of the president of the U.S.A. Obama's Smooth talking doesn't mean he will get the job done. Hillary 'o8

    March 5, 2008 02:02 am at 2:02 am |
  14. John

    If Hill wins Im voting for McCain....many dems will.....she doesnt stand a chance for prez.....time for the end of political dynesties...power in the hands of royalty.....no more....

    March 5, 2008 02:02 am at 2:02 am |
  15. AJ

    The caucus and delegates should be done away with in this computer age it should be the people that elect our government!!!
    Obama is not good and honest, he's guilty of using coke and infidelity in 99 he wasn't a kid who's to say he still isn't. He was raised a muslim, sorry you just don't forget your upbringing!!! The media has built him up and given him so many advantages in the primaries, not what I'd call responsible journalism not reporting all the facts. Hope that they don't find out that they helped to elect another "Manchurian Candidate"

    March 5, 2008 02:03 am at 2:03 am |
  16. Hilary for 08

    If Hilary lost for in the caucus, that means millions of voter in TX voted for her is not worth than hundreds of those delegates.
    Big suprise !!!!!!!!!!

    March 5, 2008 02:04 am at 2:04 am |
  17. MARYLOU JONES

    WHOA, DO WE HAVE SOME SORE LOSERS ON HERE? HILLARY GOT THE MOST VOTES IN MICHIGAN WHETHER THEY EVENTUALLY COUNT OR NOT, SO I WOULD SAY SHE WON MICHIGAN! AND TONIGHT, SHE WON RHODE ISLAND, OHIO AND TEXAS!! WAY TO GO HILLARY! THE PEOPLE HEARD HER MESSAGE AND THEY VOTED! SHE IS THE ONE THEY WANT TO LEAD THIS NATION! SHE IS THE FIGHTER WE NEED! AND THE CAUCUSES...................DUMBEST IDEA EVER! EVERY STATE NEEDS TO DO AWAY WITH THEM AND GO TO PRIMARIES. END OF PROBLEMS WITH CAUCUSES!

    March 5, 2008 02:11 am at 2:11 am |
  18. AA

    Obama will win big in the caucus, tonight. This will explain the need for this system especially when ONLY democrates go to these caucuses and NOT republicans voting against Obama.

    March 5, 2008 02:16 am at 2:16 am |
  19. Obama 2008!!!

    I was hoping she would disappear after tonight. I can not take much more of her. She's so deceitful, twisted and fake. I promise you she will not do an ounce of anything that she is promising. She's is just power hungry and will undoubtedly drive this country lower to the ground than George Bush has. How can anybody in their right mind even TRUST her? Everything she says and does is so staged and scripted. She's a human robot.

    And why do her eyeballs always look like they're going to pop out of her skull?

    Obama is fresh air.

    March 5, 2008 02:27 am at 2:27 am |
  20. OBAMA for President

    We'll Latinos thanks for adapting the slave mentality, thinking that the white master is going to save you. I'ts a shame that Latino's don't understand that a vote for Barac is a vote for a future Latino. You have to be smart and read in between the lines, Look at the evil shttt she pulled in the last couple of days trying smear Barac. Understand what she does to Barac is what she'll do to you. I wanna puke just looking at her, she's a poor excuse for a respectable woman and Bill is just what he was in the White House...A liar and cheater. God has a way of punishing those that use evil aint that right Mr. Bush!

    March 5, 2008 03:26 am at 3:26 am |
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