(From WashingtonPost.com) The 796 Democratic superdelegates have emerged as a focal point for confusion and controversy in the contest between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama. Representing about one-fifth of all delegates involved in choosing the party’s nominee … Unlike “pledged” delegates, superdelegates are free to support whomever they choose for the nomination.
This annotated, back-to-back “stem and leaf graphic” by Laura Stantan ala Tufte charts the number of super delegates by state and examines how many are committed to the two candidates or are undecided. This is the last post in this week’s trilogy of alternative geo data views. Bo maps! Go Dorling cartograms, tag clouds, and stem and leaf charts!