No Super Delgate has voted yet. They can't vote until the Convention.
by JohnnyB, Sun May 04, 2008 at 03:25:55 PM EDT
Alternate Delegates (Super Delegates) can't vote until the Convention. All 750 of them could cast their ballot for either Hillary or Obama. There's no way to know who will be the nominee until the Convention seats Michigan and Florida and the Alternate Delegates cast their vote at that time.
There's 750 Alternate Delegates (Super Delegates). Not ONE has cast a ballot for either candidate yet. All 750 have no voting mechanism until they cast their ballots at the Democratic Convention. There is no winner until the ballots are cast. There's no way for either Hillary or Barack to have thenomination after the final states vote on June 3.
There's no OFFICIAL way for the Alternate Delegates to vote PRIOR to the Democratic Convention. The Alternates will vote for the MOST ELECTABLE candidate, that is their only FUNCTION. So Howard Dean is trying to break the rules by calling for the Alternates to declare (yes, declare, that is NOT VOTING) in June after the last states vote.
But nothing counts until they vote at the Convention in late August. That's a lot of time for more vetting of both candidates. That's where we stand now.
Hillary has the Big MO (momentum),and should take the majority of the states left to vote. The questionis Electability. Who can win against McCain in November. That is who the Alternate Delegates have to vote for.
Also, the first business is the credentials committee to seat the delegates. This is when Michigan and Florida will be ruled upon. They must be seated. Then the first ballot at the Convention might decide who is our nominee. Hillary and Barack are in a virtual tie and will remain so until the convention.