March 8th, 2008
05:15 PM ET
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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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  1. ram

    Money buys elections in America. Only when people are hurt, they look for real leaders. Barak is not going to win in Nov. The only who can win against McCain is Hillary

    March 8, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  2. HD for Obama

    Thank you Wyoming democrats for supporting Obama! Even though the Clintons will say your votes are not important because you are in a "red" state, I definately appreciate you helping him improve his delegate lead.

    By the way, Obama is projected to WIN Texas overall by 6 delegates after the caucus has been tabulated per CNN today.

    So who won Texas Hillary?

    Obama/Edwards in 2008!

    March 8, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  3. Kent D

    Proving that Hillary wins in the rural, white states. Oh, that's right, this is the story that the press isn't covering -how Obama is winning in the Upper Midwest and West. Is it because of the huge black vote? Come on, report the truth that not all middle income and poor whites support Hillary. Maybe there is a story in how race is an issue in those states with a history of it and how Hillary uses that issue. Take on the Monster, CNN.

    March 8, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  4. Truth Seeker

    Go Obama......this is just another example of your appeal to all voters.Unlike HRC.

    March 8, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  5. Dave

    Take a look at the registered voters of Wyoming. Almost 70% are registered Republicans. There is no way Obama will win the Wyoming in the general election. What major city has Obama won that a democratic candidate must win other than the city with a large population of blacks. These republican cities are voting against Hillary due to hatred toward democrat powerhouse Clintons rather than for Obama. It is time to settle the issue and turnover the candidate leadership to Hillary. If we go into convention and the superdelegates vote for Hillary, this country will see a riot. As for me, I am sick and tired of blacks rioting and I don't want to see another one. We have our own problems to solve.

    March 8, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  6. Independent

    I think caucuses are absolutely stupid way to elect a candidate as only activists participate with hard core. Good thing caucuses are not allowed on presidential elections. Obama can only win caucuses because his followers are young and naive. If Obama wins the nominations for the dems, I'm voting Mcain

    March 8, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  7. Jeffrey Eckman

    The democrats always take Wyoming. There is an important win. Has Obama actually won a blue state other that Illinois and Maryland. He has not won any primary of import. Does that mean anything to anyone?

    March 8, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  8. Chisom

    THANK YOU, Thank you Obama!, Thank you
    Thank you Iowa...Vermont....Wyoming,
    We are so on our way to making history...We are fired up and ready to go.
    We await your win definite win in deep south missisippi, and your plausible win in Philly.
    You(OBAMA) got my vote AGAIN!!!

    March 8, 2008 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  9. ToddT

    Looks like Obama will net a 2 delegate lead over Clinton. 7 to 5 of the 12 pledged delegates available in Montana. Congratulations Senator Obama on another open caucus win; howerver Obama has been behind in the overall popular vote, since March 4th. Furthermore, Obama is significantly behind Clinton in the Democratic base vote – over one million Democrats have voted in favor of Senator Clinton. Hopefully, the media gets these facts correct soon.

    March 8, 2008 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  10. Larry from LA

    Way to go Bill Mr Phoney Clinton. make sure everyone understands it is for the good of the party that it be HILLARY Obama ticket, but you never say what about a OBAMA Hillary ticket.

    Anyway Mr. Obama made a statement today that he will not be Hillary's VP. He said it in Montana. If it such a good ticket for the party why didn't Clinton say Hillary would even CONSIDER the VP spot with Obama?????

    March 8, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  11. A.M. Saqib

    Great and expected news. This and perhaps another win on next Tuesday in Mississippi primary will bring Obama on a established 'Momentum. Next Pennsylvania!!

    Go "Obama" go!


    Houston, Texas

    March 8, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  12. Ed_in_AZ

    So much for Hillary's "momentum." Maybe now she'll have time to release those tax returns that she's fighting to keep secret.

    "The best indicator of future behavior is past behavior."

    Obama '08

    March 8, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  13. Francisco

    I see all the yahoo's in Wyoming fell for the "we are about Change" with no details mentioned.

    March 8, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  14. HD for Obama

    Obama is projected to win more delegates in Texas!!!

    Another state in which Obama won more pledged delegates!

    The count is now up to 30 states for Obama.

    Obviously, he is the most electable and political-super-delegates should start lining up with Obama so we can end this negative process which will fracture the democratic party more.

    March 8, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  15. Obama 08

    Obama WON!! Yahoooo

    March 8, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  16. jayjay

    Obama won Texas 89 delegates to Clinton 84 delegates

    March 8, 2008 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  17. LadyLeo

    ####Obama has his MOJO back##########

    March 8, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  18. Denny

    Why isn't CNN covering or at least commenting on The Paul vs Clinton
    Case in CA Appelate Court regarding illegal campaign financing
    by Hillary during her Senate Campaign?

    March 8, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  19. Dave Albright

    I don't understand something. What about the Texas Caucus results??? I keep hearing Clinton won Texas but Obama is ahead in the Caucus voting. Wyoming posts cacus results on the same day and it has been days since Texas votes. Whats Up????

    March 8, 2008 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  20. Slap Stick, FLORIDA

    CNN this is old please remove!!! And put something else up. Thank yoj

    March 8, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  21. Barbara

    Obama always does well in Caucuses.From what I understand they are small groups where they are bombarded with speechs by each candidate or people supporting a candidate. Could be that they vote for Obama just to get out of having to hear the same stuff over and over again?

    March 8, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  22. HD

    Hey CNN, why isn't this political news story on the front page.
    Puerto Rico has changed their election process from a Caucus to a Primary in early June.

    Hmmm......changing from a process which favors Obama to a process which favors Clinton. In a small island with close ties to New York where she is a Senator.

    March 8, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  23. True Democrat

    The Obama train rolls on. Hope, change, prosperity and coming together for all Americans!!!

    OBAMA '08!!!

    March 8, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  24. Aprendi

    Spin: The way Ohio goes is the way the rest of the country goes.....isn't that what Hillary said? So what happened Hil?

    Hillary claimed Texas, but Hillary did not win Texas, we soon shall see.

    Hillary blasted the Obama camp for the Nafta remarks, and the media helped her make a big deal of it. As it turns out the Hillary camp was at fault. I did not hear an apology.

    If she can't show some integrity now, then when will she?

    March 8, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  25. Chris

    Go Obama ...All the way. If he just remains like this he will win. Clinton has no chance at all. She knows she is losing and can't catch up. Obama should remain cool and let desperate Clinton scream.

    Obama/Webb 08


    March 8, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
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