Russert: Obama ‘will claim mathematical lock on nomination’

By David Edwards
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 6:42 EDT
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NBC’s Tim Russert reported that the Obama campaign will be able to claim “a mathematical lock on the nomination” by June 4th.

Russert said, “Five months after the Iowa caucuses, Barack Obama needs just about 40 delegates to secure the nomination. 86 delegates that are available in Puerto Rico on stunned, Montana and South Dakota on Tuesday. He will get those. Now, enter Michigan and Florida. There’s a meeting this coming Saturday which will have a deal seating some of the delegates from Michigan and Florida, which means Obama will have to pick up probably another 40 delegates. Of the 200 superdelegates left, he only needs 40 of them. They have identified them. The Obama campaign will claim a mathematical lock on the nomination one week from tonight, wednesday morning at the latest.”

This video is from NBC’s Nightly News, broadcast May 27, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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