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Obama Wants To Take The Super Out Of Superdelegates

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Super Delegates!!!

After the nonsense this primary season, I can understand why Democrats across the board would want to diminish the importance of these folks. From Wash Post: Barack Obama’s campaign will call next week for the creation of a new commission to revise the rules for selecting a presidential nominee in 2012 with a goal of […]

August 20th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Obama Clinches?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Pledged Delegates, Super Delegates!!!

I don’t really understand this story by the AP. Check it out… WASHINGTON (AP) – Barack Obama has effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, based on an Associated Press tally of convention delegates. The tally put Obama over the top Tuesday, ahead of the results from the day’s final primaries in Montana and South Dakota. […]

June 3rd, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

17 Senate Superdelegates To Back Obama?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Super Delegates!!!

A further sign that things are coalescing behind the Illinois senator? From CNN: Most of the seventeen Democratic senators who have remained uncommitted throughout the primaries will endorse Barack Obama for president this week, CNN has learned. Sources familiar with discussions between Obama supporters and these senators tell CNN’s Gloria Borger that the senators will […]

June 2nd, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

The Delegate Math

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Pledged Delegates, Super Delegates!!!

Chuck Todd discusses the end game… I guess I was wrong before about 20 superdelegates. Looks like he needs 30 to 35 delegates to tie this thing up. That doesn’t seem doable at this point. I’d be surprised if it happened. Tweet

June 1st, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Clinton Wins Big In Puerto Rico

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Blogging, Democrats, Elections, Hillary, Pledged Delegates, Puerto Rico, Super Delegates!!!

By more than 2 to 1… The cable networks called the island territory for Clinton the instant polls closed at 3:00 p.m., indicating a landslide; exit polls showed her winning virtually every group, including young voters typically loyal to nomination rival Barack Obama. “I am overwhelmed by this vote today,” Clinton said in her victory […]

June 1st, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Watch Democratic Rules & Bylaws Committee Meeting Live

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Florida, Michigan, Pledged Delegates, Super Delegates!!!, Video

On C-Span.org… On MSNBC! (by the way, I wish C-SPAN allowed embedding and then replaced whatever live feed they had with the recording of that feed. That would be great for us political bloggers…hint hint…) I’m watching Robert Wexler make the case for Obama right now. He’s doing a very good job…because he’s talking about […]

May 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Latest Democratic Delegate Totals

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Florida, Hillary, Michigan, Pledged Delegates, Super Delegates!!!

The numbers are starting to get a lot closer when you look at the different sources… NY Times: Obama – Pledged (1,656), Super (319.5), Total (1,975.5) Clinton – Pledged (1,502), Super (274), Total (1,776) 50.5 for Obama to win, 250 for Clinton to win CNN: Obama – Pledged (1661), Super (317), Total (1,978) Clinton – […]

May 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

DNC Lawyers: Michigan And Florida Can’t Seat Full Delegations

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Florida, Hillary, Michigan, Pledged Delegates, Super Delegates!!!

The last nail in Hillary’s coffin? From TPM: In what could potentially be a blow to Hillary’s electoral hopes, such as they are right now, the Democratic National Committee’s lawyers have declared that the Rules and Bylaws committee lacks the legal authority to seat the full Florida and Michigan delegations. The DNC’s lawyers sent a […]

May 28th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Obama Waits On Superdelegate Announcements?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Super Delegates!!!

He apparently has a flood of them set for right after the last primary, so get ready folks…the tide’s a comin’! From Marc Ambinder: Neither the Clinton nor the Obama campaign is clear what the DNC’s rules and bylaws committee will do on May 31; depending upon how or whether they re-allocate delegates, Obama could […]

May 27th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Latest Democratic Delegate Totals

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Hillary, Pledged Delegates, Super Delegates!!!

As always, there are many different totals, but Obama has been starting to rack up a lot more superdelegates in the last week and he’s very close to locking this up. CNN: Obama – Pledged (1660), Super (309), Total (1,969) Clinton – Pledged (1500), Super (279), Total (1,779) 57 for Obama to win, 247 for […]

May 26th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »