March 8th, 2008
05:15 PM ET
15 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. Sylvia Baker

    Now it's over 90% precincts reporting. No declared winner, CNN? And your reporters have to explain themselves for paying any attention to Wyoming. It's discounting to your fellow Americans to apologize for having to pay attention to them. Get real. Mountain state's families have sons and daughters fighting in Iraq and Afganistan. Some have relatives who died on 9/11. Voters in high population cities and states are not the only Americans that count. You continue to give Clinton wins in Nevada and Texas. Look at the numbers. That's what we're going by.

    March 8, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  2. Lucas, Nashville TN

    I know it's popular in the south... but do they say "BOOYA" in Wyoming? If not, let me introduce the term...

    March 8, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  3. OBAMA 08


    Clinton's 12th loss since last month 🙂

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

    The momentum is falling back Obama's way. Any tiny bit counts.

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

    So What???????? who cares/???????????????????

    March 8, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  6. Brian in Charlotte

    It is amazing that you guys said clinton won texas( so much for the best political team) news flash she lost by delegate count she will lose WY am MS so why will PA make a difference, she may catch up by a couple of delegates. My question is why no one has reported that clinton slamed obama for NAFTA-gate and her team told canada to take her words with a grain of salt.

    March 8, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  7. borninRoadIsland

    what do you mean my comment is awaiting moderation? you only alow things that are said rotton about Hillary don't you you are just Bias

    March 8, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  8. dee


    March 8, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  9. Sylvia Baker

    Thank you, CNN for projecting a winner in Wyoming: Barack Obama

    March 8, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  10. I AM

    Give us a break! What is your implication? The Obama Family needs no threats or mignight treats from UncleBill and Auntie Hill. You had your fun.
    Obama is strong without Hillary. Hillary needs to enjoy being a wife to her husband and away from being in charge.
    Sounds like Bill is hitching his wagon to any wagon headed to the White House. Why not have Hillary do the right thing – fork over those tax returns.
    Barack H. Obama your name means great and powerful one in African translations. You are of a proud heritage;princely;kingship. Is that why we hear rumbles of you having alter plans. I love the way you have empowered us as you journey to the WHIR house and USA Presidency. You have my trust.
    OBAMA '2008y

    March 8, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  11. Sarah Smith



    democrats in Obama's cabinet and administration



    Put HER on the TICKET

    then CONDEM (POISON) the TICKET!

    She was going to tip toe through the Daiseys

    now SHE and HE (BILL) are crawling through the OOZE!!!!

    It STINKS more than EVER!!!

    March 8, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    You need to edit properly. It’s difference, not different.

    March 8, 2008 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  13. Mike, Arkansas

    Way to go Obama.. keep up the momentum.


    Go OBAMA!!

    We need the Business as Usual in Washington GONE!! Like the King and Bill and Hillary who like business in Washington and like to make racist remarks about Muslims and Mississippi/Iowa etc. Its time to put a stop to it and NOW!

    Its so Obvious these political figures are Scared out of their britches that they cannot beat Obama. He has something that is special and its drawing people like a pied piper. Its called Integrity, honesty, and Dependable and People like him. Its going to be a tough one with him alone on the ticket. Forget Hillary!

    March 8, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  14. Cathy

    I don't believe a Caucaus is fair to the voting public as there is just a few voters allowed in to voteing area. New people has reported that some were turned away because of the amount of registered voters that showed up. This is the same old saying that WHY TRY TO VOTE IT WON'T BE COUNTED. All voting should be done as PRIMARY so everyone that turns out can have his vote counted.

    March 8, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  15. Isaac

    I've got to say I'm disappointed in the caucus system. As a Clinton supporter I'm surprised there hasn't been more questioning about it. When Clinton wins the popular vote in Texas but loses the caucuses by a large margin, there is a problem. It is an unfair situation that has added many delegates into Obama's column. Another example: look at Washington state. Clinton lost the caucuses by a landslide and the popular primary vote by only a couple percentage points. How is this fair or democratic?

    I hope that, come August, when Obama is still arguing the 'math' point with his likely lead in delegates, that the superdelegates take this discrepancy into serious consideration.

    March 8, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  16. CHERYL





    WE ARE BEHIND YOU 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 8, 2008 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  17. PeterO

    Ummm... think you got the ordering of names wrong there Billyboy. Obama's lead in delegates makes it impossible for Clinton to catch up. In addition, if she wants a shot at the VP spot then she should stop slamming him in the news.

    March 8, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  18. Obama for President

    Go Obama!!! The movement is alive!!!!

    Poeple don't vote for a fearmonger!!!!! Don't vote for someone who claims to have so much more experience than Obama– she doesn't other than a few speeches and support she gave her husband that doesn't translate to her haveing direct experience or that she will do a better job than Obama.....

    Nationally the polls show that MOST of us know that Obama would be the won to beat McCain not Hillary!

    Pennsylvanians don't be fooled VOTE Obama!!!!!!

    March 8, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  19. Captain

    Obama wins yet another state. He just won back the delegate advantage he had going into Tuesday night. After he cleans up in Mississippi, he will have enough of his MOmentum back to carry him into Pennsylvania. Sorry Hills, no Latinos in Pennsylvannia to save you there. The racist in that state does worry me though.

    March 8, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  20. Blu

    The caucuses were more a test of physical endurance than a selection of a Democratic candidate. With all Obama’s talk about building a world free of unnecessary barriers for Americans with disabilities it’s strange that he defends the caucus process. Doesn’t he see that the disabled and elderly can not wait in these long lines and stand around for hours to cast their vote?

    March 8, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  21. SAM - CommonSense


    March 8, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |

    Congrats, Obama!

    I guess this loss won't matter to Sen. Clinton since caucuses are unconstitutional and small states don't count...SORE LOSERRRR!!!

    OBAMA '08 AND '12

    March 8, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  23. Colin -- Southern California

    ...and Obama will get more overall delegates in Texas! All those headlines reading "Clinton wins Texas" were wrong!

    March 8, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  24. Deborah

    All the Way With OBAMA!!!!

    OBAMA '08

    March 8, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  25. Bill

    Obama winning is Wyoming means little. Clinton will no doubt get the nomination irregardless of his delegate lead. The Super Delegates will make the decision in the end and they are the Old Guard and will go with Clinton who they can control.

    March 8, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
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