The latest count of delegates committed to the 2016 presidential candidates follows. Republicans have had 12 candidates included on state ballots, including former candidates who have suspended their candidacies as well as the uncommitted category. On the Republican side, 1,237 delegates are needed for the Party’s nomination. Democrats have three candidates listed, including a former candidate who has suspended his candidacy as well as the uncommitted category. On the Democratic side, 2,383 delegates are needed for the Party’s nomination. According to the New York Times on Wednesday, these are the latest delegate totals after considering the most recent results from contests held throughout the United States.
Republican Delegate Count (1,237 delegates needed)
- Donald Trump 735
- Ted Cruz 461
- Marco Rubio 171
- John Kasich 143
- Ben Carson 9
- Jeb Bush 4
- Carly Fiorina 1
- Mike Huckabee 1
- Rand Paul 1
- Chris Christie 0
- Jim Gilmore 0
- Rick Santorum 0
- Uncommitted 9
Democrat Delegate Count (2,383 delegates needed)
- Hillary Clinton 1,712 (including 469 Super Delegates)
- Bernie Sanders 1008 (including 29 Super Delegates)
- Martin O’Malley 0
- Uncommitted 158
Note regarding Super Delegates: Unpledged Democratic party leaders are free to support any candidate. The majority of the 712 Super Delegates have declared support for Mrs. Clinton, though they could switch candidates if she were to lose the lead in pledged delegates, which are awarded based on election results.
With both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump having had successful elections among voters in the latest contests, they have extended their leads among their individual Party’s other candidates. Clinton has nearly double the number of delegates as her only other active Democratic competitor, Bernie Sanders. At this time, there are factions within the Party asking Sanders to suspend his candidacy so that Clinton may forge ahead to the nomination with the appearance of Party unity. Others, however, believe that Clinton may still be faced with legal concerns via the FBI’s investigation of her private emails. The concerned persons within the Party want Sanders to stay strong and pursue the Party’s nomination, especially in case Clinton is indicted with wrongdoing.
Donald Trump is still the strong front-runner on the Republican side. While Ted Cruz and John Kasich are still actively campaigning, according to the Daily News, there are calls for Kasich to step out of the race with it being said he is no more than a spoiler at this point. Kasich says that is not the case for his continued candidacy. Cruz supporters believe he still has a chance to catch Trump or force a brokered convention which could derail Trump, as some in the Republican Party’s establishment would like to see happen. The latest delegate figures are verified by Politico.
Check back as more state’s conduct their elective process. The delegate count will be updated as soon as results are posted. The current count is active as of March 30, 2016.