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April 17, 2014

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Obama claims delegate win but party officials say no

Sun political columnist Jon Ralston is reporting that the Barack Obama campaign is claiming the delegate win in Nevada, but Democratic Party officials disagree.

Obama’s camp is saying because of his wins outside of Clark County, that he would receive 13 delegates to Hillary Clinton’s 12 delegates.

However, Ralston reports that party officials are saying no delegates will be apportioned until later, probably when the nomination is decided.

Ralston writes: "Party boss Jill Derby told journalist Steve Friess:

'I don't know why they're saying that,' a confused Derby said. 'We don't select our national delegates the way they're saying. We won't select national delegates for a few more months.'"

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