State of the 2008 Democratic Primary

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As of May 22nd, Barack Obama has 1,962 of the 2,025 delegates needed to win and only needs 63 more to be able to declare victory (this may change some after the DNC decides how to seat the Florida and Michigan delegates). Hillary Clinton trails by 187 delegates and does not appear to have any opportunities left to win the required number of delegates to win the nomination.

Senator Barack Obama appears to have clinched the Democratic presidential nomination with his 14 point win in the May 6th North Carolina primary and his narrow loss in Indiana.

Upcoming Primaries

    June 2008

  • June 1 – Puerto Rico
  • June 3 – Montana, South Dakota

Democratic Primary Map from the New York Times

Delegate Count from the New York Times

Delegate Margin and county by county Map from Open Left

Delegate Margin and county by county Map
Delegate Margin and county by county Map

Campaign Fundraising Map from
Political Base

Dark blue represents the states where Hillary Clinton has received more campaign contributions than Barack Obama and vis versa.

Political Base Campaign Finance