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Wed Mar 9, 2016, 01:50 AM

Forgotten history: Hillary's 2008 Superdelegates "Firewall"

Washington Post January 30, 2008:

"Of the nearly 300 superdelegates who have committed to a candidate, out of a total of 796, Clinton leads Obama roughly by a 2-to-1 ratio, according to numerous counts. The lead is so substantial, her campaign asserts, that even if Obama pulls ahead in pledged delegates after Feb. 5, Clinton will probably retain a modest edge in the overall delegate tally.

But there is a catch. While delegates chosen in a primary or caucus are technically committed to a candidate, superdelegates can change their allegiance at any time."


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/29/AR2008012903570.html

And, as they say, "the rest is history ..."

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