Hillary Clinton expands huge superdelegate lead since New Hampshire loss
RT News | 18 Feb, 2016
While Bernie Sanders’ landslide victory in New Hampshire helped him gain critical momentum, his rival for the Democratic presidential nomination Hillary Clinton continues to widen her lead in terms of superdelegate count.
Sanders current has a 36-32 lead in delegates won in primaries and caucuses, having seen a razor-thin loss in Iowa and an overwhelming victory in New Hampshire.
Since the New Hampshire’s February 9 primary, however, Clinton has picked up endorsements from 87 superdelegates – Democratic party insiders who get to cast votes as normal delegates do, but aren’t required to follow will of voters. This brings her count to 449, or 63 percent of the superdelegatetotal. Meanwhile, Sanders has picked up 11 superdelegates, with his total currently at 19, according to AP.
When superdelegates are totaled up with those won in primaries, establishment favorite Clinton shows a commanding lead of 481 to Sanders’ 55.