Delegate Countdown To The Nomination

Delegate Countdown To The Nomination

This post is constantly being updated to reflect the dwindling number of delegates that have yet to endorse Barack Obama and allow him to officially confirm the Democratic nomination. The magic number of delegates Obama needs to claim the nomination is 2,118.

UPDATE 8:22 PM Tuesday, June 3: 8 Needed
Pennsylvania Congressman Bob Brady has endorsed Barack Obama. for President.

UPDATE 7:55 PM Tuesday, June 3: 9 Needed
Maryland Superdelegate Bel Leong-Hong endorsed Barack Obama for President.
Oklahoma Democratic Party chairman Ivan Holmes will endorse Barack Obama.

UPDATE 6:18 PM Tuesday, June 3: 11 Needed

Kansas Rep. Dennis Moore says he is endorsing Barack Obama's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

UPDATE 5:40 PM Tuesday, June 3: 12 Needed

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) endorsed Barack Obama for President. Waters switched her endorsement from Clinton to Obama.

Delaware Secretary of State Harriet Windsor, Delaware Democratic Chair John Daniello, and DNC Member Rhett Ruggerio announced today that they will vote for Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in Denver this summer.

UPDATE 5:37 PM Tuesday, June 3: 16 Delegates Needed

Today, Florida superdelegate and Democratic National Committee Member Diane Glasser endorsed Barack Obama.

Obama is 16 delegates away from securing the Democratic nomination.

UPDATE 5:20 PM Tuesday, June 3: 16.5 Delegates away

The following delegates pledged to former Senator John Edwards have committed to vote for Senator Obama at the Democratic National Convention. With today's announcement, every delegate pledged to Senator Edwards in Iowa (four delegates), New Hampshire (four delegates) and South Carolina (eight delegates) will be voting for Senator Obama at the National Convention. In addition, 10 of the 13 Edwards delegates from Florida will be voting for Senator Obama at the National Convention.

And California DNC member Kamil Hasan and DNC member Ben Johnson endorsed Barack Obama.

These latest announcements leave Barack Obama 16.5 delegates away from the nomination.

UPDATE 4:46 PM Tuesday, June 3:

Michigan superdelegate Tina Abbott, Secretary-Treasurer of the Michigan AFL-CIO and Vice Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party, endorsed Barack Obama.

Obama now needs 27.5 delegates to secure the Democratic nomination.

UPDATE 3:26 Tuesday, June 3: The Obama camp has announced another superdelegate endorsement: Maine DNC Member Deb Kozikowski. They conclude he is 30.5 delegates away from securing the nomination.

UPDATE 1:51 PM Tuesday, June 3
: The Obama campaign has released a statement saying they've received the endorsements of two more superdelegates: Ohio House Democratic Leader Joyce Beatty and Maine superdelegate Jennifer Dechant. The Obama camp concludes that they now need 31.5 delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination.

UPDATE 1:31 PM Tuesday, June 3
: Ben Smith of Politico reports that Rep James Clyburn, who endorsed Obama earlier, has announced that Obama will gain three more delegates today: Rep. John Spratt of South Carolina; New York superdelegate Ralph Dawson, and Tim Moore, a South Carolina Edwards delegate.

UPDATE 12:25 PM Tuesday, June 3:
Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and Congressman John W. Olver have endorsed Barack Obama. DNC Members Debbie Dingell and Rick Wiener also endorsed Obama.

UPDATE 8:00 AM Tuesday, June 3:
Two more supderdelegates threw their support behind Barack Obama this morning:

Missouri State Rep. Maria Chappelle-Nadal and Michigan's Joyce Lalonde

UPDATE 5:00 PM Monday, June 2:

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn is endorsing Barack Obama for president.

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