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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Obama and Clinton In Tight Race To The Finish

The Numbers tell the story. This is a close one folks. Hillary has dragged this one to the end rallying her supporters to tear the Democratic party in half. The DNC has reached a deal on Fla., Mich. primaries which has now limited Hillary's nomination changes even more. Barack is 66 delegate votes away from the nomination.

Delegate Tally

Chart source: The Washington Post

AAPP: Its time to bring this color aroused and bitter Democratic nomination battle between Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) and Clinton (N.Y.) to an end. Hillary and her husband have thrown every Republican tactic on Obama and nothing has stuck.

The Washington Post reports "The net result was a gain of 87 delegate votes for Clinton and 63 for Obama. Until yesterday's action, the magic number for winning the nomination was 2,026 delegates. Now the winner will need 2,118. According to a count by the Associated Press, as of last night, Obama controlled 2,052 delegates to Clinton's 1,877.

Obama campaign officials said they will redouble efforts to win over enough superdelegates to put their candidate over the top as quickly as possible, but Clinton hopes to emerge with more popular votes and continues to press the case that she would be a stronger general-election candidate than Obama.

"We're extremely gratified that the commission agreed on a fair solution that will allow Michigan and Florida to participate in the Convention. We appreciate their efforts, and those of the party leadership of both states, to bring this resolution about," said Obama campaign manager David Plouffe.

The Florida agreement included a provision calling for the delegates to be allocated on the basis of the state's Jan. 29 primary, a decision that would net Clinton 19 more delegates than Obama. Clinton's campaign had pushed for a proposal to seat the full delegation with full voting power, but when that failed, her supporters on the committee relented, and the compromise was approved without a dissenting vote, 27 to 0." More HERE



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