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Response to sibelian (Original post)

Sun Aug 30, 2015, 11:27 AM

55. In 2008, Superdelegats voted: Barack Obama 562.5, Hillary Clinton 211.5 they did not affect electio

Florida and Michigan were seated at the convention, but with only one-half vote each, because of their states' violations of scheduling rules.

In 2004:
Carol Moseley Braun Wesley Clark Howard Dean (53) John Edwards (23) Richard Gephardt John Kerry (381) Dennis Kucinich (2) Joseph Lieberman Al Sharpton (5)

John Kerry won 2573 total, so it did not affect election.

For these elections I could not find superdelegate total, but the margins show they had no affect.

2000, could not find superdelegate data, but Gore won 3,007 (85.16%) 522 (14.78%)

In 1992, Clinton (3,372) Brown (596) Tsongas (289) - Not a factor

1988 Dukakis (1,792) Jackson (1,023) Gore (374) Gephardt (137) Simon 161 - Not a factor.

I tried to get more information, but it is not easy to find, and superdelegate totals are just nonexistent.

The chance of them having any affect on the election is quite remote.

Also, they can change their votes if they want.

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