On March 11, 2004, CNN's delegate survey found Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry had enough delegates (pledged and unpledged) to clinch the Democratic nomination. The count on this page represents CNN's total for each candidate through March 11. For a historical look at the full results and delegate count reported immediately following the conclusion of each state's race (through March 9), click on the state name.For a state-by-state breakdown of unpledged delegates, go to the Unpledged Delegate Scorecard
There are currently 4,322 total delegates to the Democratic National Convention, including 802 unpledged or "superdelegates." Unlike pledged delegates, if a "superdelegate" dies or for some reason is unable to participate at the convention, alternates do not replace that delegate. Therefore, the number of unpledged delegates could decrease, adjusting the total delegate number and reducing the "magic number" needed to clinch the nomination. For more about the delegate selection process, click here.