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Sanders' Long-Shot Delegate Hunt
Clinton superdelegates say they aren't switching, and Sanders hasn't asked them to

Bernie Sanders is turning to superdelegates. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

In a last-ditch effort to secure the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders needs the very people he's disparaged: superdelegates.  

But it's not clear how actively he's courting them to support his campaign.  

How Sanders Would Fare Under Different Nominating Rules
Would Hillary Clinton still be the Democratic front-runner?

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders currently trails Hillary Clinton in the delegate race for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Some of Bernie Sanders' supporters say the Democratic Party's nominating process is rigged against the Vermont senator . They point to the party’s proportional distribution of delegates for making it mathematically impossible for Sanders to catch Hillary Clinton in the race for pledged delegates. We took a look at a few alternatives to the current process to see if they might have been friendlier to the Sanders campaign.  

What We Learned from the New York Primaries
Trump and Clinton won big, cementing their front-runner statuses

Republican front-runner Donald Trump won his home state handily while Democrat Hillary Clinton won by enough. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

The two presidential front-runners managed to put more distance between themselves and their challengers with big wins in New York's presidential primaries on Tuesday.  

Republican Donald Trump scored a convincing win over Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and will take nearly all of the state's 95 delegates. Cruz, running a distant second in the nationwide delegate count, was shut out. Hillary Clinton's decisive win in the Democratic primary broke challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders' momentum, and she declared that the end of the campaign is in sight.  

Reince Priebus Has Had it With Your Complaining, Donald Trump
RNC chairman and GOP front-runner fight over delegate rules

Republican front-runner Donald Trump is now going after Reince Priebus and the RNC's delegate rules. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

It sounds like Reince Priebus has had enough.  

"Nomination process known for a year + beyond. It's the responsibility of the campaigns to understand it. Complaints now? Give us all a break," The Republican National Committee chairman tweeted  Tuesday night after Donald Trump's latest barrage of criticism about being treated unfairly by the GOP.  

Capitol Ink | The Delegate Hunter
An Elmer Fudd-like Ground Game Propels the Cruz Campaign

An Elmer Fudd-like Ground Game Propels the Cruz Campaign

Ted Cruz Shares the GOP's Values
Big question for Cruz is whether he can persuade Republican delegates that he shares their values

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz campaigns at the Bronx restaurant Sabrosura 2 on Wednesday, one day after his potentially game-changing win in Wisconsin. New York's presidential primaries are on April 19. (Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz shares my values. In state after state, that’s the metric that has driven the Texas senator’s ascent as the true challenger to Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination.  

Republican voters who listed that as the most important quality in a candidate preferred Cruz over Trump in all 20 states cited in an interactive New York Times graphic published Tuesday before the Wisconsin primary.