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If the Dems didn't have Superdelegates...

Monday, May 05, 2008 by Dave Winer.

I was wondering if the Democrats, like the Republicans, didn't have superdelegates, where would the race stand right now. Here are the numbers... Permalink to this paragraph

At this moment, Obama has 1491 and Clinton has 1337. Permalink to this paragraph

There are 404 delegates remaining in 8 primaries and caucuses. Permalink to this paragraph

So with a difference of only 154 delegates, the nomination would not be decided. Permalink to this paragraph

However, to take the nomination by 1 delegate, Clinton would have to win 70% or the remaining delegates. Permalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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