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Did Hillary Clinton Really Win Nevada?

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The results from the Nevada Caucus are in and all the major news organizations have crowned Hillary Clinton the winner, with 51 percent of the vote. This marks the second win in a row for Clinton, who teared herself to a New Hampshire primary victory last week and hopes to ride this wave of momentum to next Saturday's South Carolina primary.

On the face of it, things are looking pretty good for Clinton, who still maintains strong, if dwindling, national and California poll numbers. Her supporters have to be looking forward to OMG Tuesday! when California's 441 Democratic delegates will be divided amongst the candidates.

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But the true story behind caucus and primary wins is a tale told not by who placed first, but who got more delegates, the ones who will actually decide on the eventual nominee.

Clinton got more votes in Nevada, but did she really win?