California Democratic primary, 2008

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California Democratic primary, 2008
California
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Candidate Hillary Clinton Barack Obama
Home state New York Illinois
Delegate count 204 166
Popular vote 2,608,184 2,186,662
Percentage 51.47% 43.16%

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Election results by county

The 2008 California Democratic primary took place on February 5, 2008, also known as Super Tuesday. California was dubbed the "Big Enchilada" by the media because it offers the most delegates out of any other delegation.[1] Hillary Clinton won the primary.

Process[edit]

In the primary, 370 of California's 441 delegates to the Democratic National Convention were selected. Of these delegates, 241 were awarded at the congressional district level, and the remaining 129 were awarded to the statewide winner. The remaining delegates were superdelegates not obligated to vote for any candidate at the convention. Candidates were required to receive at least 15% of either the district or statewide vote to receive any delegates.[2] Registered Democrats and Decline to State voters were eligible to vote.[3]

Number of
delegates
Congressional
districts
3 20, 47
4 2, 3, 11, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 25, 26, 31, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49, 51, 52
5 1, 4, 5, 7, 10, 13, 15, 17, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 33, 35, 36, 37, 50, 53
6 6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 30

Polls[edit]

The latest six polls were averaged (only counting the latest Zogby poll).

Candidate Mean of
polls released
in February 2008
Median of
polls released
in February 2008
RCP average
Hillary Clinton 42.8% 40.5% 44.2%
Barack Obama 40.3% 40.4% 41.6%

Results[edit]

Key: Withdrew prior to contest
California Democratic presidential primary, 2008[4]
Candidate Votes Percentage National delegates
Hillary Clinton 2,608,184 51.47% 204
Barack Obama 2,186,662 43.16% 166
John Edwards 193,617 3.82% 0
Dennis Kucinich 24,126 0.48% 0
Bill Richardson 19,939 0.39% 0
Joe Biden 18,261 0.36% 0
Mike Gravel 8,184 0.16% 0
Christopher Dodd 8,005 0.16% 0
Willie Carter (write-in) 4 0.00% 0
Eric Hinzman (write-in) 4 0.00% 0
Phil Epstein (write-in) 3 0.00% 0
Brian Calef (write-in) 2 0.00% 0
David Frey (write-in) 1 0.00% 0
Joseph McAndrew (write-in) 1 0.00% 0
Keith Judd (write-in) 0 0.00% 0
Julius Mogyorossy (write-in) 0 0.00% 0
Totals 5,066,993 100.00% 370
Voter turnout[A]

Notes[edit]

A Turnout information is not available because Decline to State voters were allowed to participate.[5] There were a total of 6,749,406 eligible registered voters registered with the Democratic Party and 3,043,164 who declined to state.[6]

References[edit]

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