With the Feb. 5 Super Tuesday primaries completed, the delegate totals
for the candidates are somewhat clearer — but no that much clear,
since different new organization use different methods to calculate
delegate totals.

DEMOCRATS

According to
the Associated Press, Sen. Hillary Clinton picked up 584 delegates on
Super Tuesday and her opponent, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, won 569
delegates. This is the AP’s total delegate count for the two
Democratic candidates as of Feb. 7:

  • Clinton:
    845
  • Obama: 765

Other news organizations report
difference delegate counts. CNN reports Clinton has 823 delegates and
Obama 741; The New York Times puts he delegate count at 892 for
Clinton and 716 for Obama.

A total of 2,025 delegates is
needed for a candidate to claim the nomination at this year’s
Democratic Convention, set for August 25-28 in Denver.

REPUBLICANS

On the GOP side, it is clear after
Super Tuesday that Arizona Sen. John McCain holds a large lead over
his rivals, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — who dropped out of the race on
Thursday, Feb. 7, virtually assuring McCain the Republican
nomination.

This is the AP’s total delegate count for the
three Republican candidates as of Feb. 7:

  • McCain:
    707
  • Romney: 294
  • Huckabee: 194

A total
of 1,191 delegates is needed for a candidate to claim the
nomination at this year’s Republican Convention, set for Sept. 1-4
in Minneapolis-St. Paul.