Alabama 2008 presidential primary and superdelegates
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Democratic presidential primary
The Alabama Democratic presidential primary election took place on Feb. 5th, 2008.
- See also the 2008 federal election calendar (U.S.) and the embeddable Google calendar of the presidential primary dates and the congressional primary dates.
Democratic convention 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
|Congressional District or Affiliation||Clinton Vote ||Obama Vote ||Other Vote ||Pledged Clinton ||Pledged Obama  ||Superdelegate||Superdelegate Status||Agrees w/ voters?||Accepted Donation(s) From||Donation Amount|
|5||44,521||39,101||2,467||3||2||Robert "Bud" Cramer||Uncommitted |
|7||27,073||90,326||629||2||5 +1||Artur Davis||Barack Obama ||Yes||Obama||$4,000 |
|DNC||1||Randy Kelley||Hillary Clinton ||No|
|DNC||1||Yvonne Kennedy||Hillary Clinton ||No|
|DNC||1||Joe Reed||Hillary Clinton ||No|
|DNC||Joe Turnham||Uncommitted |
|DNC||Nancy Worley||Uncommitted |
|Add-On Unpledged||1||Stewart Burkhalter ||Barack Obama ||Yes|
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
Alabama receives a total of 60 delegates
- 52 pledged delegates
- 34 district-level delegates
- 11 at-large delegates
- 7 party leaders/elected officials
- 8 unpledged (superdelegate) delegates
- 5 Democratic National Committee members
- 2 members of Congress
- 1 add-on unpledged delegate
Wobbler and leaner superdelegates
Articles and resources
- Portal:Superdelegate Transparency Project
- U.S. presidential election, 2008
- Portal:2008 U.S. Congressional Elections
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 USA Today's Election Central
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Alabama Democratic Partydelegate breakdown (unofficial) and Delegate List (official)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Dem Con Watch as of February 26, 2008
- ↑ Hazel Trice Edney, "Congressional Black Caucus Split Between Clinton and Obama," New America Media, Jan. 8, 2008.
- ↑ CapitaleEye.com, "Money to Superdelegates," Accessed March 11, 2008.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Ben Evans, Obama, Clinton currently tied for state's delegates, The Montgomery Advertiser, Feb 26, 2008
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Philip Rawls, Obama picks up one more Ala. delegate, but Clinton close, Associated Press article on AL.com, March 1, 2008
- ↑ Chart from the Democratic National Committee's website (direct pdf link).
- 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.