The Delegate Hunt An unprecedented number of Americans will vote in primaries and caucuses on Feb. 5, a result of states elbowing ahead on the electoral calendar. While both parties have varying rules for allocating delegates, the sheer number of contests forces candidates to target just a handful of key states.
• Almost 1,700 delegates of the total 2,025 needed to clinch the nomination will be up for grabs in 22 states
• Democratic contests are not winner-take-all. Candidates win delegates in proportion to their percentage of the vote (above a 15% threshold)
• This rule hasn't mattered...