Friday, February 22, 2008

BREAKING: Official Delegate Numbers for Georgia

It wasn't easy, but the Democratic Party of Georgia has calcualted and now released the following information regarding delegate allocation for Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton. The Georgia Secretary of State does not calculate election results in presidential primaries by congressional district, which is how the Democratic delegates are calculated, so the Party had to essentially go precinct by precinct to add up the results and determine the delegate allocation. And, in some instances (like the 2nd Congressional District) the math is so close that the numbers are being re-calculated. Also, I don't think these congressional district totals include alternates, delegates who are elected and travel with the delegation but do not get to vote unless a delegate cannot serve.

Here are the totals as released by the DPG:


Statewide At-large Delegates
Obama: 13
Clinton: 6

Statewide Pledged Party Leaders/Elected Officials
Obama: 7
Clinton: 4

Congressional District 1
Obama: 2
Clinton: 1

Congressional District 2*
Obama: 3
Clinton: 2

Congressional District 3
Obama: 3
Clinton: 1

Congressional District 4
Obama: 5
Clinton: 1

Congressional District 5
Obama: 5
Clinton: 2

Congressional District 6
Obama: 2
Clinton: 1

Congressional District 7
Obama: 3
Clinton: 1

Congressional District 8
Obama: 3
Clinton: 1

Congressional District 9
Obama: 1
Clinton: 2

Congressional District 10
Obama: 2
Clinton: 2

Congressional District 11
Obama: 2
Clinton: 1

Congressional District 12
Obama: 4
Clinton: 1

Congressional District 13
Obama: 5
Clinton: 1

TOTAL:
Obama:60
Clinton: 27

Georgia also has 13 unpledged "superdelegates" and two unpledged add-on delegates. The delegates from each congressional district will be elected at caucuses held in each congressional district on April 19, 2008. The district caucuses are open to the public, and any Democrat can run for a delegate position or vote in the caucus.

Georgia's 19 at-large delegates and 11 statewide pledged party leader and elected official delegates will be elected by the Democratic Party of Georgia's state committee at a meeting to be held in late spring.

*Delegate counts for the Second Congressional District are preliminary, until a vote-by-vote review is completed.

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