The Campaign Spot

Cross One Delegate Off Hillary’s List

The superdelegate angle on Spitzer:

Spitzer is a superdelegate, as is Paterson. Both have endorsed Clinton. Should Spitzer resign, the number of superdelegates will simply be subtracted by one, since there’s no provision in New York for a lieutenant governor to be replaced until the next election.

The Democratic race won’t come down to one superdelegate. But if it did, how wild would it be for Hillary Clinton’s presidential dreams to fall short because of another, completely different, philandering Democratic governor?
I also note that there are 4048 total delegates (including super) for the Democrats. If Spitzer resigns, it removes the (obviously extremely slim) possibility of a 2024 to 2024 tie.


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