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Buttigieg And Klobuchar Are Out — So What Happens To Their Delegates?

Sen. Amy Klobuchar has seven delegates and Pete Buttigieg has 26. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
Sen. Amy Klobuchar has seven delegates and Pete Buttigieg has 26. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s Super Tuesday — one of the most consequential days of the presidential election cycle. More than a third of the delegates voting for the Democratic nominee at this summer’s Democratic National Convention will be chosen.

But what happens to the delegates won by candidates who are no longer in the race? Sen. Amy Klobuchar has seven delegates and Pete Buttigieg has 26.

Josh Putnam ( @FHQ) is the founder of frontloadingHQ.com who writes for the Rasmussen Reports and FiveThirtyEight. He joins host Peter O’Dowd to discuss the role of those delegates and their importance in 2020.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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