Friday, June 13, 2008

Michigan Delegate Update

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We're finally getting some answers on the pledged delegates from Michigan. After the RBC gave the Obama campaign 59 of Michigan's delegates (worth 29.5 votes), the question was, what did this do to the 36 already selected Uncommitted delegates? Somewhere between 22 and 36 of the 36 Uncommitted delegates had endorsed Obama. Would those delegates keep their positions? Would the others be replaced? We have an answer:

All of the uncommitted delegates chosen so far have agreed to support Obama now that he is the presumptive nominee, said state party spokeswoman Liz Kerr.
And then to meet the final RBC requirements:
The Democratic State Central Committee will choose 23 delegates Saturday for Obama and 22 delegates for Clinton, who has suspended her campaign and thrown her support behind Obama.
And we have the likely names of the Michigan add-ons:
When two more superdelegates are elected Saturday, they're also expected to be union leaders: Teamsters President James Hoffa Jr. and UAW official Richard Long.
A little closure for all the former delegate trackers out there.