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WASHINGTON--Obama spokesman Bill Burton on Monday night, erev elections in Kentucky and Oregon, presents the latest Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) stats: 14.5 delegates to clinch the pledged delegate majority and 110 superD's needed to become the presumptive Democratic nominee. Tuesday Obama plans to make what he called the "very strong claim" that he won. "This is nowhere near over," said Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.)

This just in from the e-mail of Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton

COUNTDOWN TO THE NOMINATION: 14.5 to a majority of pledged delegates; 110 to secure the nomination

This weekend and today, Obama picked up the support of 9 superdelegates and 3 pledged delegates meaning that Obama needs 14.5 pledged delegates to win a majority of pledged delegates and 110 delegates to secure the nomination.

New Superdelegates:

Cindy Spanyers and Blake Johnson from Alaska

Larry Gates from Kansas

Greg Pecoraro from Maryland

Dwight Pelz from Washington State

Senator Robert Byrd from West Virginia

1 add-on delegate in Kansas (Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson)

2 add-on delegates in California

New pledged delegates:

1 pledged delegate in Nevada reallocated because of the state convention

2 additional delegates previously pledged to John Edwards (for a total of 9 Edwards pledged delegates now supporting Obama)

The Math

Total Pledged Delegates: 3,253

Pledged Delegates needed for majority: 1,627

Total delegates needed for nomination: 2026

Edwards pledged delegates now supporting Obama: 9

Obama Pledged Delegates: 1,603.5

Obama Superdelegates: 303.5

Obama Total Delegates: 1,916

Number of pledged delegates Obama needs for a majority of pledged delegates: 14.5

Number of delegates Obama needs to secure the nomination: 110

5 Comments

AS DON MEREDITH USE TO SAY ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, TURN OUT THE
LIGHTS THE PARTY IS OVER!
HILLARY, JOIN THE OBAMA TEAM AND ALL OF HER SUPPORTERS HELP THE
OBAMA TEAM, LET'S SHOW AMERICA HOW THE DEMOCRATS STEP UP WHEN THE
COUNTRY NEEDS UNITY!
MCCAIN AND HIS MAIN GUY LEIBERMAN JUST LEFT CHICAGO ON MCCAIN'S
MRS. PLANE, DON'T FORGET THE TAX STATEMENTS, NO STATEMENTS, NO
WHITE HOUSE, MATTER OF FACT IF YOU SHOW THE TAX STATEMENTS, STILL
NO WHITE HOUSE!
BARACK OBAMA THE UNIFIER FOR PRESIDENT, HE IS THE MOST INTELLIGENT
HE IS THE MOST ARTICULATE, HE IS THE MAN!

ATTENTION HILLARY CLINTON, YOU HAVE JUST RECEIVED TENURE TO TEACH
NEW MATH AT CITY COLLEGE IN NEW YORK!
KARL ROVE WILL BE YOUR DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON!

He may have the nomination, but he will not win the general election. Obama is the voice of contradiction, re; meeting with leaders of countries with terrorist states without precondition's. He is the master of spin. The Republican party has much to throw at Obama. All can be verified. Let the games begin! Hillary supporters have choices: don't vote, vote for McCain or write her in on the ballot for President , all 18 or so million of us.

I think that it is about time that the news media, TV pundits and people like yourself Lynn face the fact that Obama will be the right person to get the DNC nomination. Hillary Clinton if she were anyone else would have been asked by the DNC to face the fact that she lost the nomination no matter how she brings up the popular vote, etc. She and Bill are added up the numbers the way they want to and not the DNC rules of receiving the DNC nomination. I am a older white women and a former supporter of Bill and Hillary Clinton that is now supporting Obama. I do not want to see Hillary on the ticket with Obama, she has too many negatives already. I fully think that Hillary and Bill are looking out for themselves.

Ok, so today there was an admission that the wrong Nazi camp was referenced in a speech. As an army brat who lived at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, more than once, I am fairly certain the history of that post does not include a "bomber line" where grandma could have worked during WWII. Was this another error or what? I usually vote Dem, but if I'm right, then someone is making lots of mistakes and feeding them to the boss. I'd hate to see this level of correctness in the White House.

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