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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Presidential Primary Update: After Florida
After Florida, for the first time, John McCain leads in the delegate count. The Florida Democratic primary apportioned no delegates, leaving Barack Obama with a slightly-enlarged lead over Hillary Clinton after South Carolina.
Here's an update of cumulative Primary results after yesterday's primaries in Florida and South Carolina's Democratic primary last Saturday. Note that, as before, I am relying on TheGreenPapers.com , and that many of the delegates allocated actually "soft" to one degree or another -- as in, not absolutely committed to a given candidate. Remember, we're counting party convention delegates, not popular vote.
Saturday, January 26: South Carolina (Democrat)
Delegates are allocated proportionally based on congressional districts and statewide.
Running Total after South Carolina -- Democrats:
Tuesday, January 29: Florida
The DNC is punishing the Florida Democratic Party for its early primary by revoking all its delegates. See running Democratic total above. For similar reasons, the RNC has taken away half of the Republican delegates from Florida. The Florida Republican primary is winner-take-all at the state level.
Running Republican total after Florida:
Coming Up Next
Friday, February 1, through Monday, February 3: Maine (caucus, Republicans only)
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