Georgia 2008 presidential primary and superdelegates

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Primary elections

Democratic presidential primary

The Georgia Democratic presidential primary election took place on Feb. 5th, 2008.

Delegate count

This chart shows the delegates to the Democratic National Convention in August 2008, who will elect the Democratic nominee for president. Listed are "pledged delegates" - those who were elected through the state's caucuses or primaries - and the "superdelegates" - those who are delegates by virtue of their party or elected office.

Delegate allotments for At-Large and PL/EO delegate types are both based on statewide totals. Therefore, the statewide totals need only be listed in the 'At-Large' row


Georgia's Democratic Delegates
Congressional District or Affiliation Clinton Vote [1] Obama Vote [1] Other Vote [1] Pledged Clinton [2] Pledged Obama [2] Superdelegate Superdelegate Status Agrees w/ voters? Accepted Donation(s) From Donation Amount
1 14,786 19,337 1,675 1 2 Republican n/a n/a
2 16,072 35,111 2,109 1 [3] 4 [3] +1 Sanford Bishop Barack Obama[4] Yes Obama $4,000[5]
3 20,317[6] 42,060[6] 1,876 1 3 Republican n/a n/a
4 31,898 [6] 105,162 [6] 183 1 5 +1 Hank Johnson Barack Obama[7] Yes Obama $5,000[5]
5 27,483[6] 83,909[6] 2 5 +1 John Lewis Barack Obama [8] Yes
6 25,853 [6] 66,051 [6] 618 1 2 Republican n/a n/a
7 22,221 54,831 1,147 1 3 Republican n/a n/a
8 26,749 [6] 56,731 [6] 2,509 1 3 Jim Marshall Undeclared[9] Obama $7,000[5]
9 28,640 [6] 320,075 [6] 2,318 2 1 Republican n/a n/a
10 26,657 37,434 2,753 2 2 Republican n/a n/a
11 27,098 [6] 42,285 [6] 2,004 1 2 Republican n/a n/a
12 23,432 [6] 58,890 [6] 1,497 1 4 +1 John Barrow Barack Obama[10] Yes Obama $2,500[5]
13 23,273 [6] 76,920 [6] 369 1 5 +1 David Scott Barack Obama [11] Yes Obama $4,000[5]
At-Large Pledged 330,024[6] 704,253[6] 26,336 6 13
PL/EO Pledged 328,192 700,366 26,336 4 7
DNC 1 Jane Kidd Barack Obama[12] Yes
DNC 1 Mary Long Barack Obama[13] Yes
DNC Richard Ray Undeclared[9]
DNC 1 Michael Thurmond Barack Obama [14] Yes
DNC 1 Carole Dabbs Hillary Clinton[15] No
DNC 1 Lonnie Plott Hillary Clinton[15] No
Distinguished Party Leaders 1 Jimmy Carter Barack Obama[16] Yes
Add-On Unpledged 1 Stephen Leeds Barack Obama[17] Yes
Add-On Unpledged 1 Verna Cleveland Hillary Clinton[18] No

Totals:

Hillary Clinton Barack Obama Undeclared Total
Total superdelegate endorsements: 3 10 2 15
Total pledged delegates 26 61 n/a 87
Grand delegate total 29 71 2 102

Delegates in the following two categories are pledged delegates

"At-Large Pledged" delegates are pledged delegates and are apportioned according to the statewide popular vote.
"PL/EO Pledged" delegates are also apportioned according to the statewide popular vote but are selected from a pool of party leaders and elected officials.

Delegates in the following five categories are all unpledged superdelegates

"Dem. Governor" delegates are sitting Democratic governors.
"Dem. Senator" delegates are sitting Democratic senators.
"DNC" delegates are party officials.
"Distinguished Party Member" delegates are former Democratic Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Speakers of the House, Minority or Majority leader of either house of Congress, Governors, or DNC Chairmen.
"Add-On Unpledged" delegates are [To Be Determined].

You may use this list to confirm that the correct number of delegates and superdelegates are represented on the table.


Total number of delegates

Georgia receives a total of 102 delegates[19]

  • 87 pledged delegates
    • 57 district-level delegates
    • 19 at-large delegates
    • 11 party leaders/elected officials
  • 15 unpledged (superdelegate) delegates
    • 6 Democratic National Committee members
    • 6 members of Congress
    • 2 add-on unpledged delegate

Wobbler and leaner superdelegates

The list of "wobbler" and "leaner" superdelegates helps predict shifts as they change or hedge their endorsements. Click on a superdelegate's name in the main state chart above to see more details about their endorsement status. The full list of superdelegates from Georgia is here.

Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 USA Today's Election Central
  2. 2.0 2.1 Official Democratic delegate numbers for Georgia, Georgia Democratic Party website, accessed February 29, 2008
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Green Papers, Retrieved May 25, 2008
  4. Atlanta Journal Constitution
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 CapitaleEye.com, "Money to Superdelegates," Accessed March 26, 2008.
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 6.13 6.14 6.15 6.16 6.17 6.18 6.19 The Green Papers, "Georgia Democratic Delegation 200"
  7. "Ga. Democratic Officials Endorse Clinton," The Associated Press, provided by 11Alive.com, December 18, 2007.
  8. Jeff Zeleny and Patrick Healy, "Black Leader, a Clinton Ally, Tilts to Obama," The New York Times, February 15, 2008.
  9. 9.0 9.1
  10. Associated Press, "Georgia Congressman John Barrow endorses Obama," The Examiner, February 28, 2008.
  11. Aaron Gould Sheinin, "Another Georgia superdelegate sides with Obama"Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 5, 2008
  12. "Obama nabs another Georgia superdelegate"Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 4, 2008
  13. Superdelegate Endorsement List, DemConWatch", June 4, 2008
  14. 15.0 15.1 "Franklin loses superdelegate status, a blow to Obama,"The Associated Press, provided by Daily Report, February 8, 2008.
  15. Superdelegate endorsements for Tuesday 6/3, DemConWatch, June 3, 2008
  16. Weekend Superdelegate Updates, DemConWatch, May 24, 2008
  17. Weekend Superdelegate Updates, DemConWatch, May 24, 2008
  18. Chart from the Democratic National Committee's website (direct pdf link).

External resources

  • DemConWatch - Best source for superdelegate endorsement info.
  • USAToday Election Central - Probably the best resource for votes. Pledged PL/EOs and At-Large delegates are shown at the bottom.
  • WashingtonPost.com - Adobe Acrobat document with full listing of superdelegates broken out by state and then type.
  • CapitalEye - Lists campaign contributions in last cycle.
  • PoliticalIndex.com - State political party links (the Washington Post link above should give complete information. However, if you need to follow up, try these links.
  • Politico.com - politico.com's page showing superdelegate status. If you click on the '+' icon for any state/territory, the list will expand and show the commitments. WARNING - This should not be considered a valid source for updating the table. It is however useful as a reference for finding source material. For instance, you can use a Google's news search to confirm a superdelegate's status as it is shown on politico.com.
  • PoliticalResources.com - Links to Secretary of State offices (for official election results).
  • Wikipedia's page on superdelegates - This list may supplement the info available at DemConWatch. Watch out for unsourced information, though.


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