Thursday, February 21, 2008

Primary confusion

Can we all agree that this system is absurd?
From the BBC: US election - who's ahead?

(Answer: Obama, but not by much).

How close are the would-be US presidential candidates to securing their party's nomination?

Candidate States won Total delegates won
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Washington state, Wisconsin
1,351 delegates
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee
1,262 delegates

Delegate figures are AP projections, as of 1336 GMT Monday 18 February. They include pledged and unpledged delegates (superdelegates).

What is a superdelegate? Rhetorical question here, I don't really want to know. Just somebody win already and let's move on!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:26 PM

    dude tell me about it! if i have to listen to Carlos ramble on and on about McCain any longer, I may strangle him.....and I still have no idea what a super delegate is. my assistant tried to explain, but I don't think he really knows.
    lets move on to more important stuff, like the Oscars!!