April 22nd, 2008
10:05 AM ET
10 years ago

# Delegate counter: call the races yourself

Use CNN's Democratic delegate counter.

(CNN)—As Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama head into the final 10 primaries and caucuses, CNN has a delegate guide to help you see how the remaining contests could determine the Democratic nominee.

By adjusting the sliders for each contest, you can see how different delegate counts would potentially affect your favorite candidate. The calculator uses updated CNN delegate estimates, and awards no delegates to a candidate who receives less than 15 percent of the vote in a state.

 Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama • Delegates • Hillary Clinton
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1. Jen in PA

Texas:

Hillary wins the primary vote, but Obama wins more delegates.

There, no spin.

April 22, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
2. Apollyon, Des Moines, Iowa

My question to all the news media is why do you play the Clinton's game on a daily basis? If the shoe was on the reverse, any other candidate besides them would have conceded by now. But the news media keeps playing this as if Hillary is within a hairs-breath of taking over the delegate lead, the popular vote and even number of states! CNN, et-al, seems to be playing this for ratings and advertising money instead of being the honest brokers they're suppose to be. Is this why CNN hired Tony Snow??? Is CNN becoming FauxNews2? Good-bye land of the free.

April 22, 2008 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
3. Al

Mathematically Hillary Clinton MUST to win all the remaining states to be elected as the democratic presidential nominee:

PA, IN, WV, OR, SD, Guam, NC, KY, MO, Puerto Rico and the Superdelegates with margins of 60-40 in order to win the nomination.

A win in all states with 60% Clinton and 40% Obama.

Hillary has to go complete offensive with few hail marys and all Obama has to do is play strong defense.

April 22, 2008 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
4. Jasmyne

"DillyWA" and "NC for Hillary" must have an IQ of about 5...People like that make HRC supporters look bad. They already said most of her supporters are uneducated but why parade that fact around????

April 22, 2008 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
5. Jasmyne

CNN please disregard that last comment... DillyWA is actually making Obama supporters look bad...SMH

April 22, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
6. RT

Obama won more delegates from Texas. Check the facts.

April 22, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
7. hunter

if hrc wins each of the remaining states by 17 points and has an 18 point superdelegate lead, she will still lose by a single point overall. given this gap, why has she not been asked for a logical, well-described strategy to overcome these numbers. while dreams and faith enable each of us to keep moving forward in the face of adversity, our leaders must be grounded in realism. our leaders must also have a self-awareness that good intentions may have negative repercussions. while i applaud her drive, i'm disappointed that she is unable to realize her actions are dividing, not unifying, the democratic party. her stubborness is remindful of our current president. given the exceedingly low probability of overcoming the lead of bho, her continued perseverance will not only negatively impact her own personal legacy, but may also cost the democrats the election in november. i hope she realizes before it is too late that the wellness of our nation is more important than her own "good" intentions.

April 22, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
8. Luci Lui

There is no way that Clinton can mathematically win this race. All she has now are her lies and threats. Well, that's what she's had all along.

Obama 2008 and 2012
Yes We Can. Si Se Puede.

April 22, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
9. tidho

Just goes to prove if Hillary says it often enough her sheep will beliieve her. Fact is Obama won Texas – if you define 'won' as gaining the most delegates, which seems relatively reasonable.

That doesn't stop Hillary for saying she won Texas though and people actually believe her. Once Obama finishes her off it will be completely comical, until then its just sad.

April 22, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
10. PK

Obama got more delegates from Texas, but he didnt win. The people in Texas favored Hillary, and she won in the primary, but Obamas fanatics won the not-so democratic caucus system. One could wonder how the race would look if all the states had real primarys instead of caucuses?

April 22, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
11. She's A 100 Million Dollar Gal

If Texas is over, why is it not in Hillary's column. Because Texas is not over.

April 22, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
12. fairandstraight

Remember the reason Hillary did as well as she did in Texas is because of Rush Limbaugh and his crew trying to keep this race going on and on until the Democratic party is destroyed.

Sen. Obama won Texas according to the professional reports not by what people said on the blog. Big states are only big if Sen. Clinton win them.

Obama 08!!!

April 22, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
13. nikki

Obama will win where it counts and he will be our next President.

Go Obama!

April 22, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
14. Newman

Pennsylvania is going Dark Blue tonight, I can't wait! And yes, Barack won Texas. If Clinton-folk can't understand that then that's their problem.

April 22, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
15. Xavier, Saint Louis, Missouri

About Texas. Hillary won the popular vote: 1,459,814 to Obama's 1,358,785. Obama won the caucus and more delegates, 99 to Clinton's 94. However, this race is about the number of delegates, which the rules state; the first person to reach 2025 delegates. Then technical Obama won Texas.

April 22, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
16. The Surly Scholar

Correction to BBonnet: Clinton won the Texas primary, but lost the caucus by a significant margin. All in all, Obama walked away from Texas with more delegates than Clinton.

April 22, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
17. R.O.B.

If Hillary doesn't win PA, I wonder will she cry.

April 22, 2008 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
18. gerard morei

Hillary will win the nomination, have a seat and wait.
Hillary for President!!!!!

April 22, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
19. Joanne

LOL Hillary 08

We are not brainwashed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Obama is fluff!!!!!!!!!!!!no Substance and underhanded much more than the Clintons eve were

Hillary 08

April 22, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
20. Mat

use the slider – even if Hillary gets 58% of the votes in every remaing states – thats a 16 point lead and manages to pull 60% of the remaining super delegates she'll still be short of the number needed!! Even if she wins all the remaining states by 55% she'll still LOSE! She needs to drop out – the spin machine and negative false campaigning is hurting the Dems'! How can she talk about closing it out when he is doing that as we speak!! Hillary didn't win Texas – Texas is a state that has both a primary and a cacus – Obama won the Cacus and she won the primary when you then take those delegates from both it was a very close split -basically neither one of them gained any ground on the other – it just put Obama closer to the 2,025 that he needs! Obama needs just 3 to 4 wins to wrap this up and end the Clinton soap opera!

April 22, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
21. JpJ

Even if she wins by 60 – 40 in all remaining states, she can't catch up.

April 22, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
22. Mike, Cape Cod

The bottom line is, Hillary cannot catch up. She has lost the delegate
count, popular vote, and number of states won. It is another misspeak
for her to say that she has won all the "big" states. Senator Obama
may well win those same states in the fall. The primary doesn't "lock in and determine who will win the big states. Senator Obama will probably
win those same states with Hillary supporters who are willing to support their fellow democrats.

April 22, 2008 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
23. Steve O

You are all sheep following the media where ever they take you. Stop read and learn before you vote. Both canidates are full of them selves, but, Clinton has doen the most positive for the people. I live in New York, with out her the Police, and Firemen would have never gotten the raise they need to live. So check Obama's record and get back to me!!!!

April 22, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
24. Barack Won Texas

The last time I checked 110 delegates won by Barack beats 105 delegates won by Clinton. That's FIVE delegates more, which means Barack won Texas. Do the math Clinton supporters. I know she's been playing games with your minds, but do the math.

Barack won Texas.

April 22, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
25. Carmen

Hillary is pleading for the people of PA to keep her in this race. People if you know what is ahead of you, don't let Bill and Hillary scare you because if you do, Helllllllll is what it would be. Think how low and dirty they are just nastyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

April 22, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
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