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Superdelegates

GOP Leaders: Primary Is Over

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 06.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's over, and Mitt Romney is going to be the GOP nominee for president. That's the growing consensus among Republican National Co...

Republican To Candidates: 'Put On Your Big Boy Pants'

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney's Super Tuesday victories elicited a collective yawn from his party's superdelegates. Since Tuesday's voting, Romney h...

GOP Hopefuls Struggle To Earn Key Endorsements

Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- After two months of voting, none of the Republican candidates for president is getting much s...

The Ultimate Republican Nomination Information Chart

Tom McGuire | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Tom McGuire

We decided to create the go-to place for all of the detailed information regarding the 2012 Republican nominating process.

Overcoming Old Obstacles to Democracy in 2012

Elliot Ackerman | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Elliot Ackerman

A Gallup poll out this week shows that nearly two-thirds of Americans say they'd replace the Electoral College with a straight popular vote, a number that's been consistent for more than a decade.

Superdelegates' Clout CURBED? Democrats Propose Less Influence For VIP Delegates

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats have taken an initial step toward limiting the influence of so-called independent superdelegates in choosing the party's ...

Jason Linkins

Superdelegates Retained By Democrats Despite Their Ridiculous Role In 2008 Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Anyone with any sense would agree that the age of the superdelegate had to be brought to a swift end. Unfortunately, "anyone with any sense" and "Democratic Party officials" are two groups that rarely, if ever, intersect. Because a group of Democratic party fat cats refuses to accept the status of "second class citizens," the Democratic primary process will continue to be a needlessly befuddling and problematic ordeal for everybody.

The Secret Superdelegate War Revealed

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

It was one year ago today that Hillary Clinton announced plans to suspend her campaign for the Democratic nomination, and urged her supporters to unite behind Barack Obama.

Eliminate Superdelegates: Democratic Change Commission

The Washington Post | Chris Cillizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eighteen months removed from a protracted presidential primary fight, a Democratic group convened to examine the nominating process has recommended th...

Jason Linkins

Democratic Party May Dump Superdelegates

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Seems like only yesterday that the entire nation was thrilling to the sturm und drang of the Democratic Party presidential primary process. Remember ...

Obama's First Fifteen Days

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

The expansion of SCHIP is a historic health care development and is a reminder that despite the drama, President Obama is able to deliver the change he promised.

Obama To Avoid "You, Me And Dupree" Moment At Convention

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"Road trip? Sure, why not," said writer Chris Sloat, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. "Who knows what kind of trouble Kwame can get into in Denver? And at least he'll be somebody else's problem for a week."

Clinton and the Delegates: A Friendly Reply to Rachel Maddow

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

If the Dems ran primaries on a winner-take-all basis like they once did, like the electoral vote is handed out in the general election, Clinton would have already won the nomination with over 2,000 delegates.

Note to Biden: Watch the 'Maturity Gap'

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

Biden should treat his disagreements with Palin with the collegiality he would give Senators Byrd or Kennedy. Listen closely. State your position forcefully. Win.

Seth Colter Walls

Will Clinton's Delegates Vote For Obama Even After Released?

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DENVER -- With reports surfacing that Sen. Hillary Clinton will formally release her delegates on Wednesday, the question looms: how many of her suppo...

Die-Hard Hillary Supporters Play To Win At Democratic Convention

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"We're here to see Clinton emerge as the party's nominee... We now have well over the required 300 delegate signatures." Each delegate who signed the petition will wear a green lapel pin featuring the number 300 skewered by a ball-point pen."

Obama Curbs Superdelegates & Eyes 2012

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

If the campaign doesn't want to offend powerful superdelegates during the convention, fine. But then the safer course is to push this change after November and without a commission.

Of Sharks in the Water, Superdelegates, and Hannah Montana's Breasts

Andrew Foster Altschul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andrew Foster Altschul

What the news media is selling is dangerous: Wright, Obama and Clinton, Iraq and health insurance and Hannah Montana all get stirred into the same idiotic, phony pot.

Pledged Delegates Join Supers In Eyeing The General

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

At Nevada's state convention Hillary lost a delegate, so she's now down by three in a state she won. Jack Evans, manager of her campaign in DC switched to Obama as well, citing momentum.

Early Returns: Add A Potential Staff Crossover To Today's Votes

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

The woman who coined the term "Hillaryland" is now reportedly ready to join Obama's general election efforts. And Gallup has put Hillary support at less than 40 percent for the first time.

Thomas B. Edsall

Sticking A Wrench In The Gearbox

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Maybe, just maybe, a bunch of delegates to the Democratic Convention in Denver will change their minds at the last minute. Maybe there is an outside c...

The Presiential Election is Not Going to Be Close

Guy T. Saperstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guy T. Saperstein

Simply put, this is the worst possible time for any Republican to be running for president, and Obama is the perfect candidate for Democrats, and a nightmare for McCain.

Liveblogging The Season Finale Of The Democratic Primary Process

Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Linkins

The general election is on. Knives are out, people. Protect your necks. And look forward now, to your nominee delivering his speech at the Democratic National Convention on the 45th Anniversary of another important piece of oration. Ever get the feeling that some things were maybe meant to be?

Putting All of Your Eggs in One Basket

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

Tribal leaders need all of the friends they can muster in the House and the Senate, and in endorsing presidential candidates, they risk alienating important senators.

What A Long, Strange Primary Trip It's Been

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rather than a Vince Lombardi halftime pep talk about giving 110% in the second half, I'd like to review where we've been so far. This will be my final "picks" article for 2008.