Sen. Bernie Sanders’ trouncing of Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire was an enormous psychological victory, but what about under the hood? If you look at the delegates right now, it’s a little less dramatic: Sanders picked up 15 of New Hampshire’s delegates. Clinton got nine. Including the haul from the Iowa caucuses, Sanders has 36 and Clinton 32—a lead, yes, but just a drop in the bucket in the total number needed for victory: 2,382.
So that’s good news for Hillary, right? Not quite. When you look at the Democrats’ rules for winning a primary, you can see a very different picture coming into focus: a delegate knife fight, which could lead to a fractious convention.