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May 9, 2016

Election 2016: Democratic Race Still Up In The Air

After a decisive Indiana primary election win last week by Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) dropped out of the Republican race for president. That makes Donald Trump the presumptive GOP nominee. 

On the Democratic side, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) won the Indiana primary and is now vowing to stay in his race against Hillary Clinton until the Democrats’ nominating convention in July. According to RealClearPolitics, Hillary Clinton has 1,682 delegates and 522 superdelegates, putting her less than 200 delegates shy of the 2,387 she needs to win the nomination. Sen. Sanders, meanwhile, has 1,362 delegates and 39 super delegates. 

As a reminder, voters who haven’t yet cast their ballot can visit CanIVote.Org to check to see if they are registered to vote. That link will take individuals to their Secretary of State’s webpage, which will also have information about polling times and locations. West Virginia Democrats and Republicans will cast ballots this week, as will Republicans in Nebraska. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission also provides resources for individuals who want to check their registration status. 

Wondering which states haven’t voted yet? Check out The New York Times’ Election 2016 calendar below.

  • May 10, 2016: West Virginia primary and Nebraska Republican primary
  • May 17, 2016: Oregon primary and Kentucky Democratic primary
  • May 24, 2016: Washington Republican primary
  • June 7, 2016: Primary elections in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota and the North Dakota Democratic caucus
  • June 14, 2016: District of Columbia primary
  • July 18-21, 2016, Cleveland, OH: Republican National Convention
  • July 25-28, 2016, Philadelphia, PA: Democratic National Convention
  • November 8, 2016, Election day!

After primary/caucus season, MSCI will work with its members to set up voter registration events for industry employees. Stay tuned to Connecting the Dots in the coming weeks for more information about that effort.