The Race is NOT OVER
by JohnnyB, Sun May 11, 2008 at 10:24:29 AM EDT
No Nominee until the Democratic Convention. Super Delegates can't vote until then.
The Race is not over.
It is a fact that neither Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama will have enough Pledged Delegates to
secure the nomination after the last primaries are held on June 3.
Both camps have announced how many Super Delegates have endorsed their
candidacy. More Super Delegates will chose one or the other of the candidates.
Most likely, at some time, one of the candidates will say they have enough Super Delegates
to give them the nomination. At that time, that candidate can be called the Presumptive Nominee.
However, there are no ballots that a Super Delegate can fill out now and vote now. That vote has
to take place at the Democratic Convention in August (25 to 28) when all the delegates vote.
So over 750 Super Delegates can not VOTE before then.
So what happens between June 3 and August 25? The Presumptive Nominee is chosen. Both candidates
have to wait until the Convention for the results to become final.
Almost every week some new news enters into the political arena. There's 11 weeks between June 3 and
August 25. Anything can happen. The Super Delegates will vote for the candidate that can win in November.
This is where we stand at this time.