Saturday, January 24, 2009

Question on Graph

In Chapter 2, on page 22, I have a question about Figure 2.1. The graph suggests that in the year 2000, some delegates were still not chosen by the primary election. Is that still true today? Why?Who picks the other delegates?

1 comment:

  1. Caucuses choose some delegates. In the Democratic Party, the rest are superdelegates, mainly party leaders and elected officials. Republicans have no superdelegates, but do have a smaller number of at-large delegates.

    In 2008, Clinton actually won more primary delegates than Obama. He won the nomination because of his advantage in caucuses and among superdelegates.