Superdelegates Push Barack Obama Over The Top
They dripped, then drizzled, then flowed in Barack Obama's direction Tuesday. And even before the votes were counted in Montana and South Dakota, SDs gave Barack Obama the nomination. His "over-the-top" moment (2,118 delegates to "clinch") came at 9 p.m. EDT:
Sen. Barack Obama has clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, CNN projects as polls in the South Dakota primary closed at 9 p.m. ET.
So much for his campaign's early - and frequent - protests that if superdelegates were to "override" the will of voters it would be seen as an insult.