Delegates & Superdelegates


There are currently 4,049 total delegates to the Democratic National Convention, including 3,253 pledged delegates and 796 superdelegates.

Pledged delegates are acquired through state primaries and caucuses. The superdelegates consist of members of Congress, other elected officials and members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Another major difference between delegates and superdelegates lie in commitment to candidates. The delegates are pledged to candidates based on state votes whereas the superdelegates are not committed to any candidate and can change their preferences until voting time at the national convention.

The selection process is somewhat different for the Republican Party.

The magic number of delegate votes to win the Democratic nomination — 2,025



  1. Question: How are the superdelegates numbers arrived at?

  2. Margie Massar,
    Great site you two…Go Hillary, I am a babyboomer and would love to see a woman president. However not just any woman, I believe Hillary was fated for this position as president of the United States. She has already provien that she has made many changes and has fought for the people in America. Bill has supported her by saying ” Hillary is better prepared to be president than I ever was” she was concerned for health care years ago and healthcare is for me upper most on my list of issues that I would love to see resolved once and for all. She is a Christian woman and has proved it by her actions and words. She is already the “can do Lady”. For those of you who are christians remember it was Eve who awoke Adam out of his deep sleep that our Lord put him under and it was Eve who brought him out thus Adam called her Eve meaning the “living” Lets let Hillary bring us back to life!
    From this CODA to all the Deaf and H.H. folks …”Helllo!”

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