With only six days left before the Iowa caucuses and the race to the Democratic nomination well under way, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton is leading in the important battle for the so-called "super delegates."Barack Obama
Throughout the year states jockeyed fiercely to position their primaries and caucuses earlier in the year to play a more significant role in the nominating process.
But even with a bunched-up early primary season, a candidate still needs to accumulate delegates to win the Democratic nomination.
In order to win the Democratic nomination, a candidate needs to secure 2,026 delegates out of a total of 4,050.
As of today, Clinton has amassed 69 more delegates than her nearest competitor, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, according to an ABC News survey of Democratic super delegates.
Clinton has support from 158 super delegates, Obama has 89 and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards comes in with 26. (Full chart last page).
Saturday, December 29, 2007
"Before Voting Begins, Clinton Leads"