June 3rd, 2008
05:58 PM ET
14 years ago

Obama 12 delegates from claiming Democratic nomination

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NEW YORK (CNN) - After a rush of superdelegate endorsements Tuesday, Barack Obama is currently a dozen delegates away from the 2,118 required to claim the Democratic nomination. The Illinois senator has 2,106 delegates in the latest CNN count.

Obama now leads Clinton by 193 delegates in overall delegates, 125 in pledged delegates, and 68 in superdelegates. Clinton is 205 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 179 superdelegates remaining.

Constantly updated delegate totals are available at the CNN.com Election Center.

Obama: 2,106 (Pledged: 1749, Superdelegates: 357)
Clinton: 1,913 (Pledged: 1624, Superdelegates: 289)
Edwards: 5 (Pledged: 5, Superdelegates: 0)

Superdelegates remaining: 179
Pledged delegates remaining: 31

soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. Ratgurl

    There's a very important position for Hillary in Obama's cabinet, but VP isn't it.

    Don't worry, Clinton supporters, she'll still be there, making waves. You really put too much weight on the VP position!

    June 3, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  2. James in Oregon

    What a great day in the History of this Nation. This just proves that you can't stand in the way of Millions of people. It boils down to get on the Obama train or get ran over.

    Look out McCain , your about to get Baracked !

    June 3, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  3. Gorbashov, Long Beach, Ca.

    I don't see how Hillary as the VP adds anything to the ticket. If any Democrat votes for McBush over Obama they must be post labotomy.

    The choice is clear. It's not personal..................it's about right and wrong!

    Obama/Nunn in 2008!

    June 3, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  4. Tracey from Chalfont, PA

    WOW! Barack Obama, his story make you want to believe that anything is possible. The best to he and his family in the upcoming election. "Ain't no stopping us now"

    June 3, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  5. John A

    It's no longer about the nomination. It's about Hillary, if she cant win
    the hell with the Democrats. Nobody wins!!

    June 3, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  6. The Lady



    June 3, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  7. Fran

    Let's wrap it up!!!
    Finally, a real candidate that comes from the people for the people.
    This is going to be a great night, I can't wait to hear his victory speech and well I wonder if Hillary will concede gracefully. Although the Clintons are infamous for being ungracious. No ill feelings, just admit you lost because you ran a lousy campaign and support the Democratic nominee.

    OBAMA 08!!!

    June 3, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  8. aware


    He is a lifetime away from winning the White House!

    Obama cannot win the general without Hillary on the ticket. She can deliver but can she remove the Black Liberation Theology – anti-American, anti-white, keep blacks in victim/hate mode and whites in guilt mode that Barack and Michelle have been marinating in for decades? 🙁

    Obama supporters: Your blog intellect doesn't exactly shine! You need to try harder to bring healing and to present the unity message! 🙂

    June 3, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  9. Don

    Today is fantastic! We will finally have our nominee and can now look forward to the November election which we WILL win. It is time for change and I am so pumped with Obama's nomination. He WILL bring the party together and if some Clnton suporters don't want to unite behind him as Hillary will do, then so be it. You would simply be stupid fools and Hillary would disown you! As for the VP, that's Obama's decision and it should be someone that shares his mission and will support his efforts in the calm, rationale, presidential manner he exudes. I'm not sure Clinton fits the bill and certainly not with Bill in the picture. Maybe a cabinet post for her where she can use her skill and expertise to benefit us all and give her the sense of winning something. She should be in Obama's plans somewhere.

    June 3, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  10. california kid

    Obama can't win. Our party has shot itself in the foot with Obama. Hillary wins the states that matter. Obama can't win.

    June 3, 2008 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  11. Herman in LA

    Go Obama !!!!!!!!

    June 3, 2008 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  12. kopl

    which of the 2 pastors will Obama choose for vice president

    June 3, 2008 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
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