The New Number: 2,118

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Florida, Hillary, Michigan

The totals are obviously dependent on different counts, but Obama now has about 2,052 and Clinton has about 1,877.

Here’s more…

In a huge blow to Hillary’s hopes, such as they are, the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee has now voted in favor of a compromise measure for Michigan, giving 69 pledged delegates to Hillary Clinton and 59 to Barack Obama at a half-vote each.

This effectively ends Hillary’s bid to seat the Michigan and Florida delegations in full — which she was hoping for in a last-ditch effort to close the delegate count and, more importantly for her campaign’s moral arguments, to try to narrow Obama’s unofficial popular vote lead.

This was pretty much expected, but now it’s done. She netted about 24 delegates out of today.

Expect things to start wrapping up next week.


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One Response to “The New Number: 2,118”

  1. Tully Says:

    She also netted some superdelegates from those states, though I don’t have that number handy. They too had been disallowed under the previous decision.

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