Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Election history and statistics, candidates, and party politics
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|Vice Presidential Nominees|
Issues: Where the Candidates Stand on the Major Issues
Barack Obama: 2,154
Hillary Clinton: 1,919
Total needed: 2,118.
Obama secured the nomination on June 3, 2008.
Source: Associated Press. Includes projected superdelegate votes.
John McCain: 1,504
Total needed: 1,191
McCain secured the nomination on March 4, 2008.
In some presidential elections, superdelegates can play a major role.
Caucuses & Primaries