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2008 Presidential Election:
Primaries and Caucuses

Current delegate counts:

Democrats
Republicans
Obama
2158
McCain
1517
Clinton
1926
Huckabee
275
Edwards
10
Romney
255

* Source: CNN.com

See note below for a discussion of delegates.

Date
State
Top Three
Democrats
Top Three
Republicans
January 3 Iowa Obama
Edwards
Clinton
Huckabee
Romney
Thompson
January 5 Wyoming
Romney
Thompson
January 8 New Hampshire Clinton
Obama
Edwards
McCain
Romney
Huckabee
January 15 Michigan
*
Romney
McCain
Huckabee
January 19 Nevada Obama
Clinton
Edwards
Romney
McCain
Huckabee
South Carolina
McCain
Huckabee
Thompson
January 26 South Carolina Obama
Clinton
Edwards
January 29 Florida
*
McCain
Romney
Huckabee
February 1 Maine Romney
McCain
Huckabee
February 5 Alabama Obama
Clinton
Huckabee
McCain
Romney
Alaska Obama
Clinton
Romney
Huckabee
McCain
Arizona Clinton
Obama
McCain
Romney
Huckabee
Arkansas Clinton
Obama
Huckabee
McCain
Romney
California Clinton
Obama
McCain
Romney
Huckabee
Colorado Obama
Clinton
Romney
McCain
Huckabee
Connecticut Obama
Clinton
McCain
Romney
Huckabee
Delaware Obama
Clinton
McCain
Romney
Huckabee
Georgia Obama
Clinton
Huckabee
McCain
Romney
Idaho Obama
Clinton
Illinois Obama
Clinton
McCain
Romney
Huckabee
Kansas Obama
Clinton
Massachusetts Clinton
Obama
Romney
McCain
Huckabee
Minnesota Obama
Clinton
Romney
McCain
Huckabee
Missouri Obama
Clinton
McCain
Huckabee
Romney
Montana Romney
McCain
Huckabee
New Jersey Clinton
Obama
McCain
Romney
Huckabee
New Mexico Clinton
Obama
New York Clinton
Obama
McCain
Huckabee
Romney
North Dakota Obama
Clinton
Romney
McCain
Huckabee
Oklahoma Clinton
Obama
McCain
Huckabee
Romney
Tennessee Clinton
Obama
Huckabee
McCain
Romney
Utah Obama
Clinton
Romney
McCain
Huckabee
West Virginia Huckabee
Romney
McCain
February 9 Kansas Huckabee
McCain
Louisiana Obama
Clinton
Huckabee
McCain
Nebraska Obama
Clinton
Washington Obama
Clinton
McCain
Huckabee
February 10 Maine Obama
Clinton
February 12 District of Columbia Obama
Clinton
McCain
Huckabee
Maryland Obama
Clinton
McCain
Huckabee
Virginia Obama
Clinton
McCain
Huckabee
February 19 Hawaii Obama
Clinton
Washington McCain
Huckabee
Wisconsin Obama
Clinton
McCain
Huckabee
March 4 Ohio Clinton
Obama
McCain
Huckabee
Rhode Island Clinton
Obama
McCain
Huckabee
Texas Clinton (primary)
Obama (caucus)
McCain
Huckabee
Vermont Obama
Clinton
McCain
Huckabee
March 9 Wyoming Obama
Clinton
March 11 Mississippi Obama
Clinton
McCain has clinched.
April 22 Pennsylvania Clinton
Obama
May 6 Indiana Clinton
Obama
North Carolina Obama
Clinton
May 13 Nebraska
West Virginia Clinton
Obama
May 20 Kentucky Clinton
Obama
Oregon Obama
Clinton
May 27 Idaho
June 3 Montana Obama
Clinton
New Mexico
South Dakota Clinton
Obama

The candidates who get the most votes in each primary or caucus get the most delegates to the national convention. The candidate who has the most delegates at the national convention is the party's nominee for president in the general election.

Certain members of each of the two major political parties can be designed as pledged delegates, meaning that they can declare themselves to favor one candidate before the primaries and caucuses even start.

* Because of a dispute between the Michigan Democratic Party and the National Democratic Party, no delegates were awarded to any of the candidates. Of the top three vote-getters so far, only Hillary Clinton's name appeared on the ballot. She, of course, won the popular vote but got no delegates for her "victory."


 
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