Pledge live vs pledge active, Rankings

Hi guys, I have a few questions regarding the pledge mechanic:

  1. Does daedelus’s ranking work off the active pledge amount in the pledge wallet or off the declared pledge value. Ie. If a pledge wallet is constantly receiving rewards every epoch, is it necessary to constantly update the declared pledge amount to match to have an accurate ranking?

  2. Does the reward wallet value count when considering if the declared pledge value is met?
    eg, Pledge wallet has 1,000,000 ADA but has earned 50,000 in operator rewards. Is it safe to declare the pledge as 1,050,000 ADA. Since both values are stored in “different” addresses is it necessary to “claim” rewards first?