No winner in the delegate contest? Then what?
February 11, 2008 8:38 AM Subscribe
So what happens if by the time the Democratic convention takes place, neither Obama nor Clinton has the requisite number of delegates to clinch the nomination? (I've done a search on this and can't find a definitive answer).
posted by worker_bee to law & government (29 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I will say in my defense I am a (fairly) new US citizen and I don't profess to understand the very strange electoral process here (what's so wrong with the concept of the person that wins the popular vote, wins the election?). But this point doesn't seem to be addressed in any of the political programming. Has it ever happened before, or is it just assumed that someone will get the required number of delegates regardless?