March 8th, 2008
05:15 PM ET
7 years ago

Update: Obama leading in Wyoming caucuses

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (CNN) – With more than three-fourths of precincts reporting, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois held a strong lead Saturday in the Wyoming Democratic caucus over his main rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York.

Obama led Clinton 59 percent to 40 percent, with 78 percent of precincts reporting.

The caucus thrust the state - which has only 12 delegates - into the spotlight because of the close race between Obama and Clinton, in which every delegate counts. Although Wyoming typically is not a stop for Democrats looking for delegates to clinch the party's presidential nomination, its numbers could make a different this year because of the delegate deadlock.

Seven delegates will be apportioned based on caucus results, according to John Millin, head of the state Democratic Party. The remaining five will be allocated at the state convention, which will happen Memorial Day weekend in Jackson.

Track county-by-county results here.


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soundoff (175 Responses)
  1. Frank

    More grease to your elbows and legs

    March 8, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  2. orlando

    Can he win the general election in Wyoming? I don't think so. I don't support Obama and I don't support caucus either. Caucus election is anti democracy. The party is called the Democratic party. But what the party does is not so democratic.

    If Hillary is not in, we (Florida) will vote for McCain.

    March 8, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  3. ru1965

    Obama is winning by 19 % in Wisconsin and CNN says they are both having a good night – are you kidding after Clintons big 3% win in
    Texas?

    What about the caucauses in Texas. No news, not even the news that Clinton may file a lawsuit. Cliinton had a big win in New Hampshire and wound up with one less delegate. In Texas she had a big win and will likey wind up with less delegates.

    When Obama was winning all the states Clinton said it wasn't about states won it was about delegates. Now that Obama is winning delegates its about winning certain states – most of these will be carried by Democrates whether it is Obama or Clinton.

    March 8, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  4. ru1965

    Sorry I said Wisconsin instead of Wyoming

    March 8, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  5. rrr

    So Obama wins again. Of course Wyoming doesn't count right Hillary? If i was a resident of the smaller states where Hillary claims arnt important, Id be well taken back...OPEN YOUR EYES PEOPLE!!

    March 8, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  6. Tom

    I guess not enough Limbaugh-bots showed up to mess with the Democratic vote this time.

    March 8, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  7. Darryl Miller

    May God continue to watch upon America and Bless Barack Obama an his Campaign Staff Members and support team.

    Wow, for all us who support Senator Obama, please keep our conversation clean and positive and good thing will happen.

    And for those who support Senator Clinton just look up Paul v clinton it all on google.com.

    March 8, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  8. Andrew Kenneth

    Go Obama 08

    March 8, 2008 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  9. Jenny

    Can people think it twice and tell me why Obama won most of the cascus, giving the fact that he lost to Clinton on Texas primary (51/47), still won cascus in Texas by a large margin? Dose cascus really give a fair result?

    March 8, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  10. Rick Dorce

    The republicans want to face a weak candidate in November that is why they try to bring so much staff about Obama. Rep. Steve King comment about Obama is weak and has no roots and it is meaninless. I suggest that if he has nothing profound to say that he be quiet and watch on the sideline. Republicans want an other eight years in the white house to destroy our economy more than they already did. That is why the republicans want a weak oponent to face them in November.

    March 8, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  11. roxana

    I congratulate Senator Obama for his victory today. However, as i hear your panel of experts and their commentaries, I am still waiting to speak for the Clinton campaign, and frankly as a Floridian it's sad to see how disenfranchising democrats for a decision made by a Republican Governor and a Republican legislation is just unacceptable.
    We need to stop this bickering. Let the people express their opinion in Florida and Michigan and let the winner take the delegates won.

    March 8, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  12. Jan, Toledo, OH

    7500 people decided this contest. Something should be done about caucauses.

    March 8, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  13. noemi

    Congratulations Obama well deserve victory! Now lets see you do it in PA!

    March 8, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  14. Lisa

    It's so heartwarming to think of people all over the country joining together under the banner of change.

    with so many brilliant and hard-working people in washington, it's high time we all started working together instead of spinning our wheels, fighting against one another. Even when we disagree – I, for one, would find it much more tolerable to accede to the majority decision if i felt i at least had a voice in the decision.

    GObama!

    March 8, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  15. Rick Terven

    Senator Obama has proven again he is the voter's choice

    March 8, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  16. Fred

    People in Wyoming have some sense. They know how dishonest Hillary is. Just like the Canada lie she put out. And to find out that she was the one that contacted them and told them dont take what she is saying on the campain as what she ment. And then saying Obama did it the day of Ohio, Texas, RI, Not what I am looking for as Presedent. She also backed NAFTA when her husband ramed it on us. That part of her expernince. I do not beleave anything that comes out of her mouth.

    March 8, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  17. Em

    The Clintons just keep insulting our intelligence. The candidate who leads in the delegate and popular vote count, and whom they've been vilifying for being unprepared for the presidency, would make a great VP? If they believed half of what they've been spouting, wouldn't they be protecting us from him? Another cynical ploy to siphon votes. It's an obscenity.

    March 8, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  18. Paul

    Why does Obama win all of the caucuses? Maybe it's because noone has figured out a way to cheat the system in caucuses yet while many votes in the primaries do not have a paper trail so they are very easy to manipulate. It's funny how Clinton and many of her supporters do not like the caucuses, because they actually have to play by the rules.

    March 8, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  19. Deborah Nelles

    i was watching your coverage of the Wyoming caucus and feel that Jessica Yellin had a cleare bias for Hillary Clinton. When speaking with a friend about this, she concurred. I watch CNN for fair and balanced repoerting and do not feel you are doing an adequate job when one of your reporters is so obvious in her preference.

    March 8, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  20. Jerry

    Bill Clington has his nerve, a Clinton/Obama ticket when he is leading,
    go away Clingtons and just give your little rich talks and let the younger generation take charge. ENOUGH OF BUSH CLintons!!!

    March 8, 2008 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  21. Paul

    Causes are a pointless drama. The way to go should be primary. Look at the number of people who voted in the Wyoming causes.. that's hardly significant! Poor Obama!

    March 8, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  22. Cyrus Mayo

    It seems to me that the so called war in Irac is really not a war which America needs to win. It is after all not a war but two religious factions fighting each other for dominance and control of the country's resources. No matter how long the US stays in Irac the end result will be the same, Iracies killing and bomming each other. Let the US pull back to netural territory in the area where their presence will prevent Iran from interfearing in Iracy affairs. Perhaps with the US out, even the Iracies might come to terms on their own or get tired of killing each other.

    March 8, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  23. norvef

    WOOHOO!!!

    OBAMA 08

    March 8, 2008 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  24. Edward

    Clinton needs Obama more than Obama needs Clinton, so it should be Obama/Clinton if anything.

    About the Florida and Michigan primaries, the democrats need to learn you can not change the rules after the game has started. This is the same thing that happened in Florida in 2000 that allowed the US supreme court to uphold the election results certified by Katherine Harris. It was the perception that either by the Florida supreme court or by recounts, outside the already established rules, there was such an attempt made to change the results.

    March 8, 2008 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  25. JAMES

    THIS IS TURNING OUT TO BE A VERY INTERESTING NOMINE ELECTION, THOUGH IT WOULD BE MUCH SIMPLER IF THE STATES WERE WINNER TAKE ALL, AND ALL THE CONTEST WERE PRIMARIES INSTEAD OF HAVING CAUCUSES THAT ARNT EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND LOOK LIKE THEY CAN LEAD TO VOTER INTIMIDATION. FURTHER MORE I THINK THE FLORIDA CONTEST SHOULD STAND AS WAS VOTED. IT WAS AS FAIR AS ANY COULD BE. THE MICHIGAN ONE WASNT FAIR TO OBAMA BECAUSE HIS NAME WASNT ON THE BALLOT. SO RE-DO THAT ONE. IT WONT COST NEAR AS MUCH AND WILL MAKE THINGS MUCH CLEARER. BUT SEAT THE FLORIDA DELEGATES AS THEY WERE VOTED. IN FLRIDA THERE IS NO NEED FOR A RE-DO BECAUSE BOTH NAMES WERE ON THE BALLETS AND NO ONE CAMPAINGED. IT WAS ON THE LEVEL. SO LETS GET ON WITH IT!!!

    March 8, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
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