Hillary Clinton Wins Lubbock County - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/4/08

Hillary Clinton Wins Lubbock County

In Lubbock, more voters supported Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton than Barack Obama.

Among Lubbock County voters, Clinton received 53% of the democratic votes, while Obama got 46%.  Clinton's win came after a lot of campaigning in the Lubbock area.

As you may remember, President Clinton spoke at Lubbock High School to a crowd of almost 2,000 people. Two weeks later former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton spoke at the Texas Tech Student Union Building. She spent about two hours discussing her mother's record.  Then a few days later retired General Wesley Clark visited the Hub to continue to raise support for Hillary.

According to the Lubbock Office of Elections, more than 22,000 people voted in the Presidential Primary Tuesday. Then hundreds returned to their polling places for precinct conventions, Texas' version of a caucus, on Tuesday night after polls closed.

NewsChannel 11 stopped by two precinct conventions at Lubbock-Cooper North Elementary. Organizers say things ran a little behind because of the high voter turnout.

"There were a lot of people from this area that really want to vote in the Democratic Primary. The polls were supposed to have closed at seven but they went ahead and let everybody vote that was here, as long as they were in the door they let them vote," Kasey Burnes Captain for Precinct #52 said.

However, across town at Mae Simmons Community Center no one ever showed up to run the Democratic Precinct Convention.

"No one has shown up. We received word that our chairman that was supposed to be here was not coming, or some sort of mix up. So we've had to nominate a temporary chairman which is a local doctor from this area, which is taking over the responsibilities of caucusing us," voter Robert Robinson said.

We did try to contact the Lubbock County Democratic Party Chair about problems Tuesday night. Our calls have not been returned.

Tune in Wednesday to NewsChannel 11 at 6 for an update on the caucus confusion in Lubbock.

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