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Friday, February 8, 2008

The delegate count

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Based on Super Tuesday voting, Arkansas Democratic National Convention delegates will be split 23-7 for Clinton and Obama, with five yet to be decided. (There are also 17 12 super delegates.) Full details on the jump. The actual delegates will be selected March 8 in Little Rock

DEMOCRATIC PARTY NEWS RELEASE

The Democratic Party of Arkansas has designated the total delegates allotted to each candidate based on the results of the Presidential Preferential Primary held on Tuesday, February 5, 2008.  Arkansas has a total of 47 delegates and six alternates.  The Democratic National Convention will be held August 25-28, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. 

Arkansas’s delegation consists of 17 elected officials and party leaders, 22 congressional district-level delegates and four alternates, eight at-large delegates and two alternates.  The delegation will be selected at the Congressional District Caucus/Special State Convention on March 8 in Little Rock.

Delegate distribution is determined by proportional representation after presidential candidates reached a 15% threshold in the February 5 primary. The district-level delegates and alternates are awarded based on the election results in their respective congressional districts.  The at-large delegates and alternates are awarded based on the state-wide election results.  Only Senators Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Barack Obama (D-IL) received enough votes to get delegates with Clinton winning 23 delegates and six alternates and Obama winning seven delegates. 

The delegate distribution is as follows:
First Congressional District (six delegates and one alternate)
Clinton Five delegates and one alternate
Obama One delegate

Second Congressional District (six delegates and one alternate)
Clinton Four delegates and one alternate
Obama Two delegates

Third Congressional District (five delegates and one alternate)
Clinton Four delegates and one alternate
Obama One delegate

Fourth Congressional District (five delegates and one alternate)
Clinton Four delegates and one alternate
Obama One delegate

At-Large (eight delegates and two alternates)
Clinton Six delegates and two alternates
Obama Two delegates

All Arkansas registered voters who consider themselves Democrats are eligible to run for delegate or alternate to the Democratic National Convention.  The filing period runs through Friday, February 22.  For forms and more information on becoming a candidate for delegate please visit www.arkdems.org or call the Democratic Party of Arkansas at (501) 374-2361.

 

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