7 More Pledged Delegates Switch To Obama

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Edwards, Iowa, Pledged Delegates, South Carolina

I talked about one of Edwards’ switchers earlier, and now 6 out of the 8 from South Carolina and 1 from Iowa have announced they’re backing Obama.

They are…

  1. Daniel Boan, South Carolina
  2. Christine Brennan-Bond, South Carolina
  3. Robert Groce, South Carolina
  4. Susan Smith, South Carolina
  5. Mike Evatt, South Carolina
  6. Lauren Bilton, South Carolina
  7. Machelle Crum, Iowa

This has the net effect of him winning South Carolina by another 12% (Edwards won 17.57%), which would mean he took 67% in the state to Hillary’s 26%. If Edwards 2 remaining pledged delegates switch to Obama, he would win the entire 17.57% and thus have 72.57%.

And it looks like Edwards himself is asking these folks to switch…

One Edwards delegate from Iowa, Machelle Crum, came out for Obama on Thursday morning, [...]. Crum made the decision after receiving a phone call from Edwards supporters encouraging her to make the switch.

By my count, Obama now only needs 125.5 delegates to clinch the nomination.

More as it develops…


This entry was posted on Thursday, May 15th, 2008 and is filed under Barack, Democrats, Edwards, Iowa, Pledged Delegates, South Carolina. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

One Response to “7 More Pledged Delegates Switch To Obama”

  1. Avinash_Tyagi Says:

    Judging by the Hillary supporters reaction to the NARAL endorsement i’m even more certain he needs to beef up his protection. I’ve been reading her supporters reactions on Taylor marsh and Talkleft among other places and they have lost all perspective. Its kind of scary when pro-choice dems say that they’ll support McCain over Obama if Hillary isn’t nominated.

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