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May 23, 2016

Election 2016: Hillary Clinton Needs Just 89 Delegates To Clinch Nomination

Little changed in the 2016 campaign landscape last week. After winning in Oregon but losing in Kentucky, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is still pledging to take his fight against former senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the party’s nominating convention in July. 

According to RealClearPolitics delegate count, Sen. Sanders’ take is almost impossible. He has 1,533 delegates and 39 superdelegates to Hillary Clinton’s 1,768 delegates and 525 superdelegates. That count puts Clinton just 89 delegates shy of the 2,382 she needs to become the party’s nominee. She won’t clinch the nomination this week, however, since there are no Democratic nominating contests this week, but likely will the week after when Democrats in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, and South Dakota cast ballots. 

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. 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 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.