California Democratic primary, 2008

Infobox Election
election_name = California Democratic primary, 2008
country = California
type = presidential
ongoing = no
previous_election = California Democratic primary, 2004
previous_year = 2004
next_election =
next_year =
election_date = Start date|2008|02|05


nominee1 = Hillary Clinton
party1 = Democratic Party (United States)
home_state1 = New York
popular_vote1 = 2,608,184
percentage1 = 51.47%


nominee2 = Barack Obama
party2 = Democratic Party (United States)
home_state2 = Illinois
popular_vote2 = 2,186,662
percentage2 = 43.16%
map_



map_size = 350px
map_caption = Election results by county

The 2008 California Democratic primary took place on February 5, 2008, also known as Super Tuesday. California was dubbed the "Big Enchilada" by the media because it offers the most delegates out of any other delegation. [cite news |first=Rajesh |last=Mirchandani |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7223708.stm |title=Candidates vie for bite of 'Big Enchilada' |date=2008-02-03 |accessdate=2008-07-01 |publisher=BBC News]

Registered Democrats and Decline to State voters were eligible to vote. [cite web |url= http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_decline.htm |title= Decline to State - Voter Information |accessdate=2008-06-16 |publisher=California Secretary of State]

Process

In the primary, 370 of the California's 441 delegates to the Democratic National Convention from are selected (the remaining are superdelegates who are not obligated to vote for any candidate at the convention). Of these delegates, 241 are awarded at the congressional district level and the remaining 129 are awarded to the statewide winner. Candidates must receive at least 15% in the district or statewide to receive delegates. [cite web |url=http://www.democrats.org/page/-/dem_convention/call.pdf |title=Call for the 2008 Democratic National Convention |date=2007-02-02 |accessdate=2008-07-01 |format=PDF |publisher=Democratic National Committee]

Notes

:note label|turnout|A|ATurnout information is not available because Decline to State voters were allowed to participate. [cite web |url= http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_decline.htm |title= Decline to State - Voter Information |accessdate=2008-06-16 |publisher=California Secretary of State] There were a total of 6,749,406 eligible registered voters registered with the Democratic Party and 3,043,164 who declined to state. [cite web |url=http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/sov/2008_primary/03_county_reg_totals_012208.pdf |title=Report of Registration as of January 22, 2008 |date=2008-03-15 |accessdate=2008-06-16 |format=PDF |publisher=California Secretary of State]

References

ee also

*California Republican primary, 2008
*California state elections, February 2008
*Democratic Party (United States) presidential primaries, 2008
*United States presidential election in California, 2008


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