The American presidential election (6)

It can be hard – especially for non-Americans – following the fortunes of the various candidates in the US Democratic and Republican primaries. When all is said and done, though, it is all about delegates to the national conventions – so where do the main candidates stand on actual pledged delegates? These are the latest figures according to the Associated Press:
Democratic race:
Barack Obama 38
Hillary Clinton 36
John Edwards 18
To win the nomination, the Democratic candidate needs 2,025 delegates.
Republican race:
Mitt Romney 59
Mick Huckabee 40
John McCain 36
To win the nomination, the Republican candidate needs 1,191 delegates.
It should all be much clearer on ‘Super Tuesday’ on 5 February when 22 states will hold nomination contests.


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