June 3rd, 2008
12:47 PM ET
12 years ago

Delegate update: Obama 35 away

(CNN) - Barack Obama has picked up six additional superdelegate endorsements so far Tuesday: four from Michigan (each with a half-vote), one from Massachusetts, and one from Missouri.

CNN has also confirmed that six of the 13 Florida delegates pledged to John Edwards are now backing Obama, giving him three additional pledged delegate votes.

Obama now leads Clinton by 166 delegates in overall delegates, 120 in pledged delegates, and 46 in superdelegates.

The Illinois senator is now 35 delegates short of clinching the Democratic nomination while Clinton is 201 delegates short of clinching the nomination.

There are 31 pledged delegates up for grabs in the remaining two contests (Montana and South Dakota on Tuesday night).

There are 193 superdelegates who remain uncommitted.

soundoff (421 Responses)
  1. Tony, Miami

    Obama is now 33.5 to clinch the nomination, time to be united

    June 3, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  2. issac

    After tonight no more primary ! Democrats let's unite. let's heal the wounds.

    June 3, 2008 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  3. Altoid

    actually, it's 31 now. but who's counting?

    oh wait - EVERYONE.

    June 3, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  4. new independent voters

    Vote for Hillary if you feeel she wasn't out-campaigned, out-strategized, out-fundraised and is running a campaign with with a negative balance.

    June 3, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  5. Proud1of 26% in WV

    If she gets 16 of the 31 delegates tonight she will only need 185 of 193 supers that are left.That is only 96%.It's do able .If she can pull that off then I'll vote for her. Not !!!

    June 3, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  6. MD FOR OBAMA

    ALL HAIL TO OBAMA!

    June 3, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  7. Edia

    Hillary takes our votes with her. Obama will lose like KERRY did. I find Obama's arrogance offensive. Money people are backing him up, just like Bush had. HILLARY, DON'T GIVE UP!!! THE PEOPLE STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET DEPEND ON YOU!!

    eb

    June 3, 2008 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  8. Why?

    Why does it matter who wins Demo party anyway??

    Somehow, the Repubs are gonna cheat into office again like they have the past 8 years...

    June 3, 2008 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  9. denise

    my say on the obama/ clinton is if hillary is not on the ballot i will not be voting this year. mccain or obama is not my choice, why can't all of them be on the ballot? at least if they are all on there people then can make their choice of who they want, and actually feel like they have a say, and feel like their vote means something. I think it is a shame that we can't have that opportunity to go and vote who we want to vote for. i am not the only person who feels this way.

    June 3, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  10. Gil

    Go Hillary!!! Go home and try baking cookies. Although I doubt that you know how. Take Bill with you. He proved who and what he really is.
    We are through with the Clintons. Thank God!
    Go President Obama!!!

    June 3, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  11. CC

    Hillary should be on the ticket as she has the experience and the drive to make changes. Obama should make no mistake that he needs her if he is the nominee.

    June 3, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  12. Sean Lloyds

    Woo Hoo,

    As long as HRC never ever ever steps foot in the White House I am quite satisfied !!

    and please don't persuade Chelsea to run for politics, we the people have had enough of America's greatest under achievers..The Clintons!

    June 3, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  13. John in Virgina

    To those who keep saying Clinton is ahead in the popular vote, no she is not. She has left out roughly 257,000 caucus state votes in her count of popular vote. You just have to know when to let some things go. Congratulations to Senator Obama for making history.

    June 3, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  14. Obama 08

    HRC DOES NOT HAVE THE POP VOTE THERE IS NO SUCH THING AND THATS NOT HOW THINGS WORK IN THIS COUNTRY ANYWAY JUST ASK AL GORE!!!!!!!!! WE DO NOT KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE COME OUT TO CACACUS (WHICH WAS ALL GOOD UNTIL BARACK STARTED WINNING THEM) I do not think we need superdelegates anymore than we need another 4yrs of Bush. The whole primary and election process does need to be updated but until then the RULES say the person with the MOST PLEDGED delegates WINS!!!! Mich is not even counted in this so called pop vote so HOW CAN HRC CLAIM to have something that does NOT exist!!!!!!!! Sit down already!!!!

    YES WE CAN AND YES WE DID the Dems were split between the two candidates and thats why this race lasted so long so dont act like the Dems and Independents in this country did NOT want Barack Obama. Your candidate came up short and thats that. And last but not least HRC supporters please stop saying Barack supporters are mean it cuts BOTH ways.

    June 3, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  15. Lee

    We would have a civil war if Obama was in Hillary position. You would hear all kinds of complaining from special groups.

    June 3, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  16. Dana in Maryland

    I find these newly independent voters interesting. They seemed to wait until their candidate wasn't going to win to switch parties. I've been an independent for years because I didn't see anyone I wanted to vote for, only against. This fall I waited too long to decide on who I liked and wasn't able to change my party affiliation in time for the election. I didn't get to vote in the only election I'v actually wanted to vote in in the last 30 years. If good independent candidates were running, it might make sense, but independent is not a third party. It is everybody else outside of a party structure. It is a good way to not have a voice in who gets elected. As an independent, Hillary wouldn't have a chance against McCain. She's already had her run against Obama and couldn't pull that off. How she could expect to win with half the democratic vote ( or less ) is beyond me.

    June 3, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  17. abib

    To all clinton's supporters:
    she is not losing, she is not
    a loser.She gonna only lose or be
    a loser if you defeat her or deffect her by voting for gohn bush,excuse me, john mcsame,oh sorry mcain.
    A DEMOCRAT=A DEMOCRAT
    OBAMA+CLINTON=DEMOCRAT
    Do the MATH=

    June 3, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  18. B

    She's only leading in the popular vote if u count some states and dont count others.....do her supporters realize that when they say "she's winning the popular vote". By the way over 17 million people voted for Obama too, so give credit where credit is due and stop being cry babys!!!!

    Democrats 08!!!

    June 3, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  19. Luckyj

    Hey Obama haters. STOP HATING.
    Can we all get along???

    PEACE

    June 3, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  20. IT'S FINALLY OVER NOW FOR THE REAL BEGINNING

    I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THIS!!!!!!!! IT'S BLOWING MY MIND BUT I BET IT'S BLOWING THE HILLARY SUPPORTER'S MINDS IN A DIFFERENT WAY SORRY FOLKS WE FEEL BAD BUT COME ON OVER TOTHE OBAMA SIDE FEEL ALL THE SUNSHINE THAT'S RAINING DOWN ON OVER HERE.

    June 3, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    The dead-enders make me giggle.

    June 3, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
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