Sunday, November 26, 2006

For political junkies: 2008 Primary Schedule

June 3rd, 2008


Clinton won South Dakota, Obama prevails in Montana

Barack crossed the 2,118 threshold, securing the Democratic nomination! It's done! Obama vs. McCain is ON!!!

The New York Times has an excellent webpage that shows how each super delegate is leaning, and it's searchable by name or state. It also includes quotes from the delegates. Very interesting.

The current CNN delegate count for the Democratic nomination stands at the following:

June 1st (after P.R.)
Obama - 2070 (1741 and 329)
Clinton - 1915 (1624 and 291)

May 31st (after MI & FL)
Obama - 2051 (1724 and 327)
Clinton - 1877 (1586 and 291)
Obama leads Clinton by 174 delegates

May 21st
Obama - 1962 (1656 and 306)
Clinton - 1777 (1498 and 279)
Obama leads Clinton by 185 delegates

(If this is your first time here, click THIS LINK to see the "Connecticut Bob" home page and join in all the fun!)

Later events

* August 25 to August 28, 2008 - 2008 Democratic National Convention, in Denver.
* September 1 to September 4, 2008 - 2008 Republican National Convention, held in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
* November 4, 2008 - Election Day.
* December 15, 2008 - Members of the U.S. Electoral College meet in each state to cast their votes for President.
* January 6, 2009 - Electoral votes officially tallied before both Houses of Congress.
* January 20, 2009 - Inauguration Day. A New Beginning for our nation.

Sources of Primary/Caucus Data: New York Times Election Guide, NASS (National Association of Secretaries of State), Project Vote Smart

Take a look at a plan that might remedy this silly "front-loading" of primaries that we've gotten this election cycle. Here's the link to the article: Plan for primary reorganization

Detailed results at this excellent New York Times Primary page.

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