Friday, December 28, 2007

Delegate Tracker

WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at

With less than a week left before the Iowa caucuses it will soon be time to start counting votes. We have posted a Delegate Tracker on the left side of the blog that will be updated after each primary. Currently we are showing the number of superdelegates that have officially announced their support for a candidate.

Here is a calendar of upcoming primary events

January 3: Iowa Republican and Democratic caucuses
January 5: Wyoming Republican primary

January 8: New Hampshire primaries

January 15: Michigan primaries
January 19: Nevada caucuses, South Carolina Republican primary

January 26: South Carolina Democratic primary

January 29: Florida primaries

February 1: Maine Republican primary

February 5: "Super Tuesday" potentially decisive day as primaries are held in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho (Democrats), Illinois, Kansas (Democrats), Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico (Democrats), New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah
March 4: Five states including Texas and Ohio hold primaries

June 3: Montana and South Dakota hold last Democratic primaries

June 28: Nebraska holds last Republican caucus
August 25-28: Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado
Update (from Matt): Note that at this time 4 years ago, Howard Dean led in the superdelegate race.


Anonymous said...

Why would you include Michigan and Florida if their delagtes dont count?

Matt said...

Because they may count at some point, so we give the numbers both with and without, and let the reader decide which set if numbers makes more sense.

Josh said...

I suspect they will only count if they dont effect the outcome, that is that Hillary would win anyway. The only way with would matter is if she wins via superdelegates, in which case including the delegates from Florida and Michigan would make her victory appear more legitimate. If they do otherwise, it becomes a lawsuit, and that would be too ugly for the party to stomach.