From Sean Cockerham in Anchorage --
It’s looking increasingly likely neither Barack Obama nor Hillary Clinton will win enough pledged delegates in the state primaries or caucuses to cinch the Democratic nomination.
That could give superdelegates the deciding voice.
Superdelegates, who make up about 20 percent of the total delegates, are free to back whomever they choose. Alaska’s Democratic superdelegates are divided between Obama and Clinton.
State party chair Patti Higgins is for Clinton and national committeeman John Davies is for Obama.
Alaska’s national committeewoman, Cindy Spanyers, and party vice chair Blake Johnson are both uncommitted. The party will elect a fifth unpledged delegate at its state convention.
Obama won 75 percent of the vote at the Alaska state party caucuses last month and some Democrats think the superdelegates should abide by what the voters said.
I’ll have a story on it in tomorrow’s paper.