January 9th, 2008
12:04 AM ET
9 years ago

Final: The New Hampshire delegate breakdown

In the New Hampshire Democratic primary

CNN estimates:

* Hillary Clinton has won 9 New Hampshire delegates (3 statewide, 6 district-level)

* Barack Obama has won 9 New Hampshire delegates (3 statewide, 6 district-level)

* John Edwards has won 4 New Hampshire delegates (2 statewide, 2 district-level)

* 22 Democratic delegates were at stake in the New Hampshire primary

* There are also 8 Democratic “superdelegates” in New Hampshire. Of those, 2 support Clinton and 3 support Obama, according to a CNN survey.


In the New Hampshire Republican primary

CNN estimates:

* John McCain has won 7 New Hampshire delegates

* Mitt Romney has won 4 New Hampshire delegates

* Mike Huckabee has won 1 New Hampshire delegate

* 12 GOP delegates were at stake in the New Hampshire primary

* All GOP delegates at stake in the New Hampshire primary are statewide

Filed under: New Hampshire
soundoff (108 Responses)
  1. CC

    Ok... I'm in agreement with Sean. Someone help me understand this. If, they both received 3 staewide and 6 district levels...looks like a tie.

    How is a winnner declared?? Does anyone have a answer

    January 9, 2008 01:29 am at 1:29 am |
  2. Joshua

    Clinton and Obama each won 9 delegates in New Hampshire. I'd call that a tie.

    January 9, 2008 01:32 am at 1:32 am |
  3. Janet Moses

    Am I reading this wrong or does Obama end up with more deligates than Clinton by 1 when you count the "superdeligates" ?

    January 9, 2008 01:39 am at 1:39 am |
  4. Aaron

    What is a superdelegate? So Obama gets 12 and Hillary gets 11 and its Hillary victory? Its whatever story the press feels like telling. After every primary these candidates celebrate like they just won the presidency. I'm ready for change- the end of this election!

    January 9, 2008 01:43 am at 1:43 am |
  5. Terry

    Here is the winning ticket! Hilary Clinton get Democrat nomination and pick Obama to be the Vice President running mate. After 8 years, Obama runs for the president again. Democrats could hold the white house for 16 years. That is the change. If Obama wins the nomination, he might end up picking John Edwards as running mate, that loses the appeal.

    January 9, 2008 01:52 am at 1:52 am |
  6. Bryan T

    If Clinton and Obama each got 9 regular delegates from NH, plus 3 "superdelegates" supporting Obama and 2 supporting Clinton, then it appears that Obama won this primary.

    Clinton: 9 delegates + 2 "superdelegates" = 11 votes at convention
    Obama: 9 delegates + 3 "superdelegates" = 12 votes at convention

    Obama won New Hampshire, not Clinton.

    January 9, 2008 02:03 am at 2:03 am |
  7. J. Olson

    I believe there was NOT a winner in New Hampshire, but it was a TIE. Both Obama and Clinton received 9 delegates? Why is Clinton feeling as if she was a winner??

    January 9, 2008 02:04 am at 2:04 am |
  8. Judy

    Obama/Edwards 2008

    We don't need another Clinton; we need CHANGE and a "YES, I CAN attitude!"

    January 9, 2008 02:09 am at 2:09 am |
  9. Gavin Indiana HRC 08

    Told ya so!

    Yes, I said Clinton would come back, but
    I did so with decency; pointing out differences and alerting the disparties in Barack's records.

    I've always said out here, and still do – that Barack is a nice guy and good public speaker but I will again point out that CLINTON HAS THE EXPERIENCE TO DELIVER THE CHANGE WE NEED – ON DAY ONE! SHE HAS ALREADY PROVEN CHANGE AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO.

    Unlike hillary-haters, I never stooped to horrible insults; its no longer effective.

    ...and who wouldn't deliver change after Bush's disaster...

    So, I'm so sorry that the media and many messengers prematurely crowned Barack the 'King of the world' It was a mistake I knew they would make.

    I'm glad N.H and the rest of the country will view these primaries with depth and substance instead of the just the 'flavor of the week'

    January 9, 2008 02:12 am at 2:12 am |
  10. Sarah

    Isn't the number of delegates the magic number? Not some 39% to 37% "win" or "loss" (depending on who you happen to be rooting for). I don't understand the big deal about the Clinton win (or Obama loss, again, depending which camp you're in) when it's the number of delegates that count. Aren't they even now? Or isn't Obama still ahead by 1 delegate with his win in Iowa? It's two states for Pete's sake...

    January 9, 2008 02:17 am at 2:17 am |
  11. go 'bama

    how sad that the only way a woman can win an election in the US is to ride on her husband's coattails and then shed crocodile tears when she starts to lose the election. if that is the only way to get a woman into the presidency, i'd rather go for the first black president, citizen of the world with an eye to the future. hillary is the past, she is just yet another corporate-enslaved lackey who will do nothing for america but continue to kowtow to big companies as america falls apart. remember how much america changed under clinton? not at all, exactly! in fact, it became even more right-wing. i am a lifelong democrat, but like many, if hillary wins the nomination, i am sitting out the main election in november, or going green

    January 9, 2008 02:24 am at 2:24 am |
  12. Chris in Silicon Valley

    Responding to Sean & Mark... Actually, Obama got 1 more delegate than Hillary in NH! Check the numbers on the delegate score card. They split the "up for grabs" delegates down the middle, and there were "other" delegates. Obama got 3, Hillary 2. This doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Iowa & NH both are very small states. There are 1000s of delegates needed to win, and we are only talking about a handful. On the GOP side, Romney has the most right now. Check it out!

    January 9, 2008 02:26 am at 2:26 am |
  13. Tigstu

    well, not the correct reasons but symphaty won her this primary. after that debate, after the breakdown, under normal circumstances she should have lost by more margins this time. it is great Obama have not at least trailed in the number of delegates won.

    January 9, 2008 02:38 am at 2:38 am |
  14. Dee C

    I agree with the first two comments here – if they got the same number of delegates, did either one really win? And it looks like, when you add the delegates from Iowa, Obama actually has one more delegate than Hillary. Why is she being called the frontrunner then?

    It's also interesting that a 3% difference is being called a "big win". Am I missing something here?

    January 9, 2008 02:49 am at 2:49 am |
  15. Charlie

    Sean CA, exactly.

    Also McCain won 7 delegates here while Romney won 8 in Wyoming, so what's the big deal in McCain's win here? It doesn't match up with Wyoming plus Romney picked up 4 by coming in second in NH -and Thompson got 3 from Wyoming, McCain got none there.

    January 9, 2008 03:00 am at 3:00 am |
  16. Steven Bengtson Sr.

    Obama for Ambassador to UN, Clinton for President!

    January 9, 2008 03:02 am at 3:02 am |
  17. greg,new york

    Man seriously this suck beyond words.
    I am just tired of these people in the white house.
    Can we just start a new page. Do we have to do this again and again and again.
    Are women voting for her because she is crying.
    Are we going to get back to the same place we are now, not being able to deal with republicans or any issue.
    Do these peole not realize it's time to move on.
    we the younger generation are so thirsty for change.
    it's nothing against Hillary, really it's not. I just don'want to see the same poeple over and over again.
    think about this carefully America please.
    I am one of those who do believe this is a pivital moment and if we mess it up it will not come back for along time or it may never again show itself.
    I urge neveda michigan and alll the other state that are left.
    the country is begging I mean pleading it's heart out for a new direction.
    It's not over but it seem like a lot of you still want to live in the past

    January 9, 2008 03:14 am at 3:14 am |
  18. Jose Pedro

    Congratulations to the people of New Hampshire who have shown us all that they have brains enough to decide on what is right for them and for America in general despite all ill-driven campaingn that has been carried out by all media – painfully, including CNN – against some presidencial candidates.

    Hopefully, we – especially the media – have learned a very good lesson: do your job and do it right for the people and the nation.

    January 9, 2008 03:35 am at 3:35 am |
  19. Isabel

    Last night proved that most Americans are thankfully still very savvy by voting for Hillary Clinton and not for the 'latest fad running through town'.
    Go get them Girl – we are proud of you.

    January 9, 2008 03:37 am at 3:37 am |
  20. Bisheko

    Iam a great fan for American Politics.
    Please Americans go ahead and show even more maturity to the world.
    All planet eyes are always on America whenever you have elections.
    I have heard some people say that whites can never vote a black (OBAMA).
    Please Show the world that you are above racial discrimnation especially if Obama is capable of leading your great nation America.
    We are waiting upon you.
    God Bless America
    Bisheko James from Uganda

    January 9, 2008 03:56 am at 3:56 am |
  21. Karen

    The polls before Clintons narrow victory really baffle me. It is incledible that a lead of double digits could be diminished by even the Clinton machine in such a short period of time. I do hope the way the way in which all polls were conducted is examined so that in the future we have some sense if we can pay any attention to way polls tell us.
    Congrats to Hillary, but she was not my choice. She reinvented her public self in such a hurry I bet her head is spinning, not knowing what self to present when she walks out the door of the hotel and in front of the cameras. The clip of her with Chris Mathews, first taking questions and being her hard nosed self and then walking up to him and seductively the "Oh, Chris Baaaby". I thought OMG this is Hillary??? Oh well....she should been more down to earth and likeable so we did not have to waste so much energy not liking her all this time. For me it will take a lot more than a narrow win in New Hamshire. She needs to get more inline with what the country really wants in regards to CHANGE and HOPE. No more Billy Boy tagging along making an ass out of himself and her as well might be a good idea. STAY REAL Hillary and you will win more pimaries.

    January 9, 2008 04:03 am at 4:03 am |
  22. BGate

    The "Superdelegates" are appointed by the Democratic National Committee, and were created to dilute some of the power of the State Delegates. Because they can vote however they want. They make up about 1/5 of the National Convention, whereas the State Delegates that were just awarded to each candidate make up the remaining 4/5 of the National Convention.

    They are the ones that will be trying to convince the State Delegates to switch their votes at the National Convention to who is most "electable". So they can "subvert" the balance of what was voted on in the states primaries.

    Should money and influence worry you there? You bet!!! Don't let the parties get away with this. (similar but less numbers of what are called "undesignated" delegates exist in the Republican party that are similar)

    Watch in the National Convention how they change your states vote to unanimous for one candiate. Wonder how that is achieved? Maybe you should ask them.

    January 9, 2008 04:06 am at 4:06 am |
  23. Mrs. America

    I am confused (or dense). If Mrs. Clinton is ahead of Mr. Obama by popular vote in NH, why doesn't she have more delegates than he?

    January 9, 2008 04:07 am at 4:07 am |
  24. ona uwoghiren

    If clinton and obama have equal numbers of delegates, why sholud I waste time watching them. Think of it though,OBAMA is the winner.Hillary has no business going to the white house.She is a helpmate to Bill so the finsh their time.Let OBAMA be.

    January 9, 2008 04:10 am at 4:10 am |
  25. Leonard Akajo

    Iam Kucinich supporter but must admit that Hillary won NH.5 day ago, Hillary was 20 points ahead of Obama in NH.She did good work in getting absentee ballots before her popularity waned.She had to plant two males with "iron my shirt "to appeal to women, cry out publicly to be human!.My goodness!Where are we going?Is America ready for cry babies in the White House?Obama fought a good fight and he beat a powerful coalition of the Clinton firewall to become a close second.

    January 9, 2008 04:17 am at 4:17 am |
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