‘Odd’ Quirk Raises Delegate Stakes in Tuesday’s Elections

WASHINGTON (AP) – A quirk in how delegates are won under Democratic Party rules is raising the stakes for Tuesday’s elections, allowing a candidate to make up ground in the race quickly – or fall further behind.
Five states – Michigan, Washington, Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho – hold Democratic primaries on Tuesday, while North Dakota has a caucus. All told, there are 352 delegates up for grabs. A candidate needs 1,991 delegates to win the Democratic presidential nomination.
That makes for only the fourth-largest delegate night on the primary calendar. But the intricate arithmetic of how…