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Last updated on Wednesday, February 6, 2008
(UNDATED) - Hoosiers voters have been complaining for a while that their primary vote in the presidential election may not count for more than a formality, however, at least for Indiana Democrats, it may still matter by the time we go to the polls May 6th.
On the Republican side, Arizona Senator John McCain put on a now decisive-looking lead over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Texas Congressman Ron Paul, more than doubling the delegate count of his closest opponent, Romney.
However, the Democratic primary is looking far less decisive. Though Illinois Senator Barack Obama won more primaries than New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton last night, Clinton remains in the lead overall, but not by as much.
Obama and Clinton are nearly tied, depending on which source you follow, for pledged delegates, which are the delegates you essentially go to the polls and vote for.
However, Clinton still has a demanding lead in what are called Superdelegates, which consist of current members of Congress, Democratic governors, and other current and former major party leaders, and those Superdelegates can switch sides at any time.
However, that means it may be a tough slog for both Obama and Clinton all the way through the later primaries, including our own.
The Republican primary, however, may be well decided before it gets to the Hoosier State.
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