pledged delegate


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pledged delegate

n
(in the US)a delegate at a national party convention who is mandated to vote for a particular candidate
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June 7, 2016 - Although Hillary Clinton won several state primaries, the pledged delegate total still does not meet the 2383 requirement for nomination, and she will not have enough pledged delegates to gain nomination on the first ballot at the National Convention.
Although Sanders was victorious on Tuesday in the Indiana primary, raising his pledged delegate count to 1,409, Clinton had 1,699 after Tuesday's vote plus many more of the so-called super delegates, who are party officials free to vote for whomever they chose.
A third type of pledged delegate is called an "Add-on" delegate, that allows for representation by party leaders and elected officials within the state.
The idea is that the fewer Kerry voters per pledged delegate, the better represented state Democrats are at the convention.
The former first lady trails her rival from Illinois in the pledged delegate count, but neither can win enough backers to clinch the Democratic nomination without convention backing from the nearly 800 superdelegates.
And the consensus was that Hillary Clinton needed a stronger showing on May 6 to change the increasingly insurmountable-looking pledged delegate math and/or the superdelegates who have been steadily migrating to Obama.
com/california-new-jersey-primary-live-updates-hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-closely-2378637) California Democratic primary  Tuesday, as well as in three other states, Clinton clinched a lead in the pledged delegate count and the popular vote to become the party's presumptive nominee.
It's easy to imagine the howls of protest that would rise if the Wisconsin congressman went to Cleveland without a single pledged delegate and without having won a single primary or caucus vote, then ran the convention in a way that ended with him as the nominee.
Though it's nearly mathematically impossible for him to catch Clinton in the pledged delegate count, his (http://www.
Sanders currently trails Hillary Clinton in the pledged delegate count.
At this point, Clinton holds a 290 pledged delegate lead over Sanders and still has 522 superdelegates committed to her campaign, compared with 39 superdelegates for Sanders.
While Sanders has no realistic shot to make up the gap in even the pledged delegate count, the senator has maintained that superdelegates can still be convinced to change their minds and turn the tide in the aggressively contested race.