With the Iowa caucuses and Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary now wrapped up, the race to rack up delegates in the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination is on.
After a strong showing in New Hampshire, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has a slight lead in the delegate count over Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
Convention delegates are chosen based on voter preferences in the primaries and caucuses held in each state or U.S. territory. The process sounds fairly simple: Delegates are chosen by the voters, and the candidate with the most delegates wins.
But this year’s race is turning out to be anything but simple. Here’s how the Democratic delegate selection process will work:
How many delegates does a candidate need to get the nomination?
That depends. If a candidate gets to July’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee with a simple majority of the pledged delegates, or at least 1,990 of the total of 3,979, that candidate is the nominee. Game over.
If not, the…