Delegate Count Chaos! (Updated)

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Feb. 6 2008 1:19 PM

Delegate Count Chaos! (Updated)

As if counting delegates weren’t confusing enough , news organizations are calculating their own totals. And they’re all different! Some, like the Associated Press and CNN , include projected delegates in caucuses like Iowa and Nevada, as well as superdelegates. The New York Times numbers don’t include projected delegates. NBC’s most recent estimate doesn’t say what their methodology is. And, of course, counts will differ based on which states have reported (and how thoroughly) and how conservative news organizations are willing to be in their estimates.

Given all that, here are the projections on the Democratic side:

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NBC  
Clinton: 582
Obama: 485

AP
Clinton: 845
Obama: 765

CNN (Updated 12:54 a.m.)
Clinton: 823
Obama: 741

CBS (Updated 12:54 a.m.)
Clinton: 1058
Obama: 984

New York Times (Updated 12:54 a.m.)  
Clinton: 892
Obama: 716

Christopher Beam is a writer living in Beijing.

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