Five Democratic Primaries on tap for April 26

Five Democratic primaries on tap for April 26

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Registered voters in five states – Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and Maryland – will be heading to the polls on April 26.

According to www.thegreenpapers.com 2,383 delegates out of 4,765 total are needed at the Democratic National Convention (July 25-28 in Philadelphia) to nominate a presidential candidate for the party.

Hillary Clinton currently leads the race with 1,444 pledged delegates, with Bernie Sanders nipping at her heels with 1,207 pledged.

Pennsylvania is the day’s largest jewel with a total of 210 delegates up for grabs. Polling begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

Connecticut boasts 55 delegates with polls open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

Rhode Island has 33 delegates with polls open anywhere from 7 a.m. to noon, and close at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Maryland has 118 delegates with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

And Delaware will send 31 candidates to Philadelphia, with polls open in The Blue Hen State from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Eastern Standard time.

Delegates per candidate

Delegates needed for nomination 2,383
H Clinton total 1,444
B Sanders total 1,207
Delegate difference    237
Delegates available 1,589

 

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