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Candidates Tied For Delegates in Alabama Despite Big Obama Win

Washington, D.C. – Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are locked in a tie for Alabama delegates even though he took 56 percent of the vote in Tuesday's primary to her 42 percent.

According to party estimates Friday, along with the choices of so-called superdelegates, both have 28 delegates.

There are four more still to be determined.

Democratic officials said that based on Tuesday's results, Obama won 27 delegates compared with 25 for Clinton - mainly because most delegates are divided up according to results within congressional districts as opposed to statewide.

But Clinton has won commitments from three superdelegates who are free to support the candidate of their choice regardless of the popular vote. Obama has just one.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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