So Who Won Austin?

Obama takes Austin, Clinton takes Texas

Barack Obama did.

As we've discussed before, the race really boils down to who wins the most preassigned delegates in each of Texas' 31 senatorial districts. Most of Travis County comprises Kirk Watson's Dist. 14, and that was the biggest prize of the night, with eight delegates – the most of any district in Texas. (Delegate allotments per district were predetermined based on Democratic turnout in the past two general elections.) Obama took 63% of the vote in this district, good for five of those eight delegates.

A small sliver of southern Travis County is included in Jeff Wentworth's Dist. 25, which then spreads out down to northern San Antonio. Obama also won that district with 54% of the vote, which resulted in a 3-3 split with Clinton.

As of this posting, Clinton leads the state overall with 51% of the vote, which would give her a delegate lead over Obama of 65-61 (with 6,315 of 8,247 precincts counted).

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