Delegate count.

CNN has a nifty page with the current delegate counts for the Democratic and Republican contenders. One interesting fact: Mrs. Clinton has 154 of 257 ‘superdelegates.”


  1. drjay says:

    the superdelegates are fluid though –aren’t they?–i assume they can change their mind as the wind blows and actual results come in…it would kinda smell funny if a candidate wins the most delegates in the actual voting processes of primary and caucuses and then is denied the nomination b/c of “superdelegates”, no???

  2. Goldwater Conservative says:

    thats right. Which is why they (dems not gop) still use the convention as the primary announcing of the nominee for the party. This used to be a little different…up until 1968 when Humphrey was nominated. Then there was the great reform and we have our current system…with many many more delegates for all different walks of life.

    The GOP really should shape up their process…make it more “electoral.” The single-district plurality rules are arcaic and will begin to produce sub-par nominees.

    Seeing how insane (literally) the supporters of Ron Paul are, it is going to be interesting to see what happens when he does not win a single delegate by means of popular election. He may get a superdelegate, but until the GOP uses a system that proportionally distributes the delegates, they have some trouble on their hands. The party is splitting and the current system spells disaster.

  3. Harry says:

    I am disappointed and even shocked that Billary is now playing the race card against Obama. “Lack of experience”? “Poetry vs. prose”? C’mon!

  4. Dave says:

    Where is Don Meredith when you need him to sing “Turn Out The Lights, The Party Is Over????” Hillary is such a loser that she will not even achieve the status of pathetic, desperation pick Geraldine Ferraro. Poetic justice. Couldn’t have happened to a worse shrew.

  5. rugby_fan says:


    Superdelegates are elected Democratic federal officials, governors and (I think) former presidents and vice presidents.

    Superdelegates can vote for whomever they wish in the convention whereas regular delegates must vote how their state voted.

  6. AubieTurtle says:

    I’m curious how CNN knows for who the superdeligates are planning to vote. While I’m sure some of them are vocal about their support of a particular candidate, I imagine most are a bit more open so as to not end up tied up to a sinking ship.

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