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  • Nancy Pelosi: Too many superdelegates in nomination process

    05/23/2016 2:25:21 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    The Democratic Party relies too heavily on superdelegates to pick its presidential nominees, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday though she downplayed the current dispute between party leaders and Sen. Bernard Sanders. Mrs. Pelosi called the fight between Mr. Sanders and party leaders a family disagreement and insisted it wont dent the eventual nominee in the general election. She also dismissed comparisons to the riot-fueled 1968 Democratic convention. This is an incident. That was a colossal clash of people, she said.
  • Vietnam votes for rubber-stamp assembly ahead of Obama visit

    05/22/2016 10:23:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2016 4:25 AM EDT | Foster Klug
    Ahead of President Barack Obamas first visit to Vietnam, the country voted Sunday in once-every-five-year-elections for a rubber-stamp parliament whose membership has already been largely determined by the Communist Party. Amid worries about soaring public debt, a serious budget deficit and Chinas aggressive claims in nearby seas, theres also high hope for Obamas visit, both in the government, which wants him to lift an arms export embargo so it can better deal with Beijing, and among rights activists who want him to hold to account a repressive one-party state seen as treating its critics abysmally. [] Obama must balance a...
  • Top Trump Advisor: Hillarys Platform Is to Start Wars in Middle East and Then Import the Refugees

    05/21/2016 8:06:50 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 95 replies ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Top Donald Trump advisor Stephen Miller spoke with CNNs Brooke Baldwin today about Hillary Clintons foreign policy. stephen miller hillary Stephen Miller pointed out the obvious: Honestly, I feel bad for Bernie Sanders supporters and Ill tell you why. Thanks to super delegates, the Democratic party is on the verge of nominating the most pro-war, pro-Wall Street lawmaker in the modern history of the Democratic Party Hillary Clintons platform is, I want to start wars in the Middle East and then import all the refugees into the United States and other countries without knowing who they are. Thats a recipe...
  • DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz: "We Have A Process Set Up That Is Eminently Fair"

    05/18/2016 11:42:11 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies ^ | May 18,2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on CNNs New Day, Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) reacted to news that Nevada State Democratic chairwoman Roberta Lange had been harassed by supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) presidential campaign who have alleged the process of delegate allotment has been unfair.
  • Hillary Clinton keeps losing. So how come she's winning?

    05/16/2016 7:28:44 PM PDT · by GilGil · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/16/2016 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Bernie Sanders is on a roll. He's won the last two Democratic primaries and stands a good chance Tuesday of adding Oregon and perhaps Kentucky to his pile of victories. Yet Hillary Clinton is likely to continue her seemingly unstoppable march to the party's presidential nomination. How can that be? It's not a conspiracy, as some angry Sanders backers suggest, a result of dark magic or a wrinkle in the time-space continuum. Rather, it's the rules that Democrats play by -- rules that now work to Clinton's advantage, even as they thwarted her candidacy eight years ago, when she lost...
  • Sanders' problem: To win, he needs Clinton's superdelegates

    05/07/2016 3:54:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2016 6:43 PM EDT | Stephen Ohlemacher and Hope Yen
    Bernie Sanders has a problem. Remember those superdelegates, the Democratic Party leaders and elected officials who can vote for the candidate of their choice? The ones Sanders supporters have been complaining about for months? It turns out, to have a shot at beating out Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president, he needs them. A lot of them. [] Clinton won the Guam caucus on Saturday and now needs just 17 percent of the delegates at stake in upcoming contests to clinch the nomination. That means she could lose every single contest by a landslide and still be the...
  • History lesson needed : GOP Superdelegates? (Extreme Vanity)

    04/26/2016 6:13:16 PM PDT · by Celerity · 16 replies
    Selft | April 24, 2016 | Celerity
    I see in a few counts that there are "Superdelegates" assigned to Cruz this evening. Where did I miss this ? Does the Republican party have superdelegates now ? Am I missing something ?
  • Vice President Biden learns the disappointing truth about superdelegates

    04/18/2016 12:23:55 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    American Irony ^ | 4-18-16 | The Looking Spoon
    Vice President Biden is pictured above reacting to the revelation by Hillary Clinton that the Democratic Party's super-delegates are, unlike them, just regular old human beings. While agreeing that their sole purpose for existing is to heroically protect her from losing the nomination, super-delegates do not, in fact, have super-powers such as: Tax-ray vision, mainstream media invisibility, abortion claws, a magic red tape lasso, debt deflectors, terrorist noise cancelers, tyranny empathizers, and a logic shield made out of laminated race cards. Clinton then went on to clarify that any Democrat has all of those things, but they are actually perks...
  • RNC Official Claims Every Delegate Is a Superdelegate, Can Override Will of Voters

    03/15/2016 8:26:42 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 147 replies
    Republican National Committeeman Curly Haugland of North Dakota sent a letter on Friday to fellow RNC officials arguing that current party rules allow 2016 Republican National Convention delegates to vote for the presidential candidate of their personal preference during the first round of voting, rather than voting along with the will of voters in their states. Haughland wrote in a letter published by The Daily Caller that the partys Rule 38, also called Unit Rule, specifically allows Republican convention delegates to vote their conscience in every vote at the convention. Every delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention is a...
  • One of Hillary Clintons superdelegates may have to vote for her from jail

    03/16/2016 6:58:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot ^ | March 16, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    You may recall the unpleasant bit of Democratic Party history when former New York Assembly Speaker and Democratic power broker Sheldon Silver was convicted by a jury of his peers on multiple counts of corruption and removed from office. Silver was the man who, for decades, essentially ran the Democratic Party in the Empire State behind the curtains, determining who received state government dollars, which legislators received plum committee assignments and which bills would see the light of day for a vote. He also tightly controlled the flow of budget money, much to his own benefit. Well, his trial date...
  • Does The GOP Have Superdelegates? The Republican Party's Nomination Rules Are Different This Year

    03/11/2016 12:04:56 PM PST · by xzins · 13 replies
    Bustle ^ | 12 Feb | Seth Millstein
    With the presidential primaries in full swing, you can expect to hear a whole lot more about delegates and superdelegates over the next couple of months. In Iowa, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton outright tied each other, but Clinton's superdelegates put her over the top. What about in the GOP? Do Republicans get superdelegates, and could they tip the nomination? The technical answer is that yes, the Republican Party does have superdelegates. However, they function differently for the GOP than Democrats, and in 2016, Republican superdelegates will have way, way less power and autonomy than the superdelegates on the Democratic...
  • What are superdelegates, why are they important, and how many does Hillary Clinton have?

    03/06/2016 6:46:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 03/05/2016 | Debbie Lord
    While the process to nominate Democrat and Republican candidates for president are essentially the same, there is a notable difference in just who will vote at the nominating committee. That difference comes in the form of something Democrats call a superdelegate. You are likely to hear the term though an unofficial one quite a bit in the coming months. Heres a quick look at what a superdelegate is and what they do. What is a Superdelegate? A Superdelegate is a person who is a delegate to the national nominating convention but who is not bound to a candidate,...
  • Pelosi pans superdelegate system

    03/03/2016 4:55:30 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/3/2016 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday amplified her criticism of the Democrats' presidential primary system, saying the states' pledged delegates and not the superdelegates should decide the winner. "I'm not a believer in the sway of superdelegates deciding who is going to be the nominee," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. "I think we have a democratic process where people vote on both sides of the aisle and that that should determine who the nominee is." Pelosi made waves by making similar comments amid the 2008 primary contest between then-Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Hillary...
  • Democrat Superdelegates Include Lobbyists, Party Insiders: Sander's Supporters Unhappy

    03/02/2016 8:19:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/02/2016 | Liz Sheld
    The public is finally catching on to the Democratic superdelegate racket, and certainly Bernie Sanders' supporters are.The Democratic Party has some "special sauce" they add to the main course of voter preference for their presidential nominee. A group of politicians and elite members of the party get a say -- a big say -- as to who gets the party nod for president: [T]his group, which consists of 21 governors, 40 senators and 193 representatives, only makes up about a third of the superdelegates. Many of the remaining 463 convention delegates are establishment insiders who get their status after...
  • TV Pundits Praise Hillary Clinton On Air, Fail to Disclose Financial Ties to Her Campaign

    02/27/2016 3:20:58 AM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies ^ | february 25, 2016 | lee fang
    Tune into television coverage of the presidential campaign and undoubtedly you will hear from variouspundits described asformer campaignstrategists and political contributors explaining the latest developments of the race.But in many cases, these pundits though introduced as neutral experts on campaignsor partypolitics in fact have financial ties to the candidates they praise on the air. Several consultantswho work at firms retained by Hillary Clintons campaign and her affiliatedSuper PACs appear regularly on the major television networks, frequently touting Clinton. A review of pundits on the major networks and cable news also found one prominent pundit who often praised Jeb...
  • Hey, Democrats, guess what? AP reports Hillary is CRUSHING Bernie Sanders right now

    02/19/2016 1:59:43 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/19/16 | Robert Laurie
    Good thing you're a bunch of sheep. I’ll be the first to admit we’ve had a lot of fun with Hillary’s losses around here. Because we feel that she is - without question - the worst possible candidate to sit in the Oval Office, we delight in her failures. However, thanks to the way the DNC works, her disastrous 2016 campaign is actually demolishing rival Bernie Sanders, and it would take something of a miracle to reverse that trend. As the AP reports, Hillary has a staggering 481-55 delegate lead. ...If you include her pledged superdelegates.
  • WaPo: Superdelegates won’t save Hillary Clinton from Bernie Sanders

    02/18/2016 3:19:24 PM PST · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    "Superdelegates help Clinton expand her lead despite NH loss," reads the headline of a piece that moved across the Associated Press wire on Thursday. Despite losing New Hampshire by 22 points to Bernie Sanders, the story notes, Hillary Clinton has actually widened her delegate lead over the senator from Vermont -- winning 87 superdelegates since Feb. 9 to Sanders's 11. Overall, according to the AP's count, Clinton has a 481-to-55 delegate edge, even though among delegates allocated by the first two votes in Iowa and New Hampshire, Sanders leads 36 to 32. [Snip] That Clinton is winning the lion's share...
  • Republican Super Delegates

    02/15/2016 12:39:09 PM PST · by stocksthatgoup · 5 replies
    Inforplease ^ | current | Liz Olsen
    In some presidential elections, superdelegates can play a major role in determining the Democratic nominee. Unlike delegates, superdelegates are not bound to represent the popular vote of a region at the Democratic National Convention; they are free to support any candidate for the nomination. The Republican Party does not have superdelegates. Superdelegates are not selected on the basis of party primaries and caucuses in each state. Instead, superdelegate standing is based on the status of current or former officeholders and party officials, including all Democratic members of Congress. Superdelegate is a term that arose in the 1970s. In order for...
  • Clinton has superdelegate edge in Nevada and South Carolina

    02/15/2016 5:54:31 AM PST · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2015 | Ben Kamisar and Andrew Dunn
    Hillary Clinton has already locked up half the Democratic superdelegates in Nevada and South Carolina before the first votes are cast in either state. The former secretary of State has won public support from half of South Carolina's six superdelegates and three of Nevada's eight superdelegates. Bernie Sanders has secured only one, a Democratic national committeewoman from Nevada. The role of superdelegates in the Democratic primary process is coming under new scrutiny after the early voting contests of Iowa and New Hampshire. The superdelegates are made up of Democratic lawmakers and party leaders who can cast a vote for the...
  • Is There Anything Less Democratic Than The Democratic Party?

    02/14/2016 6:30:23 PM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/10/16 | Editorial
    Election 2016: Bernie Sanders won 60% of the vote in New Hampshire Tuesday yet will collect fewer delegates in the electoral college than distant-second finisher Hillary Clinton. This is just plain rigging. The Democratic Party had better reeducate itself about the word “democratic.” “Tonight, we served notice to the political and economic establishment of this country that the American people will not continue to accept a corrupt campaign finance system that is undermining democracy,” Sanders, an avowed socialist, told his supporters in his Tuesday night victory speech in New Hampshire.
  • Sanders supporters revolt against superdelegates

    02/14/2016 7:14:45 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/14/16 | Daniel Strauss
    Outraged by the delegate deficit Sanders faces even after his New Hampshire win, the senator's backers are taking action. Bernie Sanders lost by a hair in Iowa and won by a landslide in New Hampshire. Yet Hillary Clinton has amassed an enormous 350-delegate advantage over the Vermont senator after just two states. Outraged by that disconnect - which is fueled by Clinton's huge advantage with Democratic superdelegates, who are not bound by voting results - Sanders supporters are fighting back. Pro-Sanders threads on Reddit have been burning up with calls for action, with some supporters even reaching out to superdelegates...
  • Why Sanders thinks he'll flip Clinton's super delegates

    02/14/2016 9:51:00 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 31 replies ^ | February 14, 2016 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Bernie Sanders said Sunday he thinks he can cut into his rival Hillary Clinton's lead among super delegates in the race for the Democratic nomination - a lead that allowed Clinton to salvage her substantial loss in New Hampshire's Democratic primary last week. "If we continue to do well around the country and if super delegates - whose main interest in life is to make sure that we do not have a Republican in the White House - if they understand that I am the candidate and I believe that I am who is best suited to defeat the Republican...
  • DNC Chair: Superdelegates Make Sure Party Leaders Don’t Have to Run Against Grassroots Activists

    02/13/2016 2:38:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 12, 2016 | 2:16 PM EST | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz said that although the Democratic Party "wants to give every opportunity to grassroots activists... to participate" in its presidential nomination process, superdelegates "exist... to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don't have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists." Wasserman-Schultz made the comments Thursday in response to a question by CNN's Jack Tapper on why Hillary Clinton garnered the same number of delegates in the New Hampshire primary as rival Bernie Sanders even though Sanders won 22 percent more of the vote. ...
  • CNN’s Tapper Challenges DNC Chair To Explain ‘Rigged’ Superdelegate System [VIDEO]

    02/13/2016 3:47:51 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/16 | Steve Guest
    CNN’s Jake Tapper confronted Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz over the “rigged” process in New Hampshire that left Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton with the same number of delegates despite Sanders’ 22 point shellacking of Clinton. Appearing on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper on Thursday, after Wasserman Schultz attempted an explanation, Tapper said, “I’m not sure that, that answer would satisfy an anxious young voter.” (RELATED: After Crushing Defeat, DNC Quirk Still Gives Hillary More New Hampshire Delegates Than Sanders) “Hillary Clinton lost to Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire by 22 percentage points, the biggest victory in...
  • Superdelegates vote all in favor of Hillary

    02/11/2016 1:11:43 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 50 replies ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | Jon Gabriel
    As campaign suspensions, political fallout, and bitter recriminations rain down after the New Hampshire vote, what is the state of the race? I'll handle the circus on the left first.
  • Rebellion: Sanders Supporters Apply Pressure On Superdelegates To Not ‘Snatch Away Victory’

    02/11/2016 9:46:55 AM PST · by aimhigh · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/10/2016 | Derek Hunter
    In spite of the fact the Iowa caucuses were a photo-finish and Sanders beat Clinton by more than 20 points in New Hampshire, the current delegate count, including both elected delegates and superdelegates, gives a huge lead to Clinton - 394 to 42. The petition, which was launched Monday morning, has already garnered over 125,000 signatures in 24 hours, reads: Superdelegates: Don't Deny Democracy. Commit to honoring the voters - let everyone know that you won’t allow your vote to defeat our votes. Announce that in the event of a close race, you’ll align yourself with regular voters - not...
  • So I Googled "Sanders Delegates"........

    02/10/2016 8:01:46 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 18 replies
    Google ^ | Vanity
    And why is Hillary 394 ...yep 394 to Bernie 44???? I understand Superdelegates but no way....
  • Over 100,000 BernieBots Sign Petition Urging DNC to Allow Popular Vote to Rule Over Superdelegates

    02/10/2016 8:02:12 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    Commit to honoring the voters - let everyone know that you won’t allow your vote to defeat our votes. Announce that in the event of a close race, you’ll align yourself with regular voters - not party elites. PETITION BACKGROUND Bernie Sanders is on a roll among actual voters, with a blowout victory in New Hampshire (22 points!) and a virtual tie in Iowa. When Bernie is on the ballot - he can win. But in a close race, Superdelegates can snatch that victory away. Only by pushing back against this possibility can we ensure that the candidate WE vote...
  • How Hillary Clinton Might Actually Win In N.H., Even Though She Lost Big

    02/10/2016 7:19:57 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | 02/10/16 | Danielle Kurtzleben
    Bernie Sanders delivered the second-biggest rout in New Hampshire Democratic primary history last night, besting Hillary Clinton by 22 percentage points. That's important, because it hands him a crushing victory, lots of momentum and money to help him staff up for a potentially long fight against Clinton. And with that huge win, one might think that Sanders would end up with the majority of delegates. But Clinton may very well wind up with more of them (or at least be closer in the delegate count than the proportion of the vote total). Here's why: There were 24 delegates to...
  • After Crushing Defeat, DNC Quirk Still Gives Hillary More New Hampshire Delegates Than Sanders

    02/10/2016 7:03:55 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 104 replies
    Though Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary in a landslide over Hillary Clinton, he will likely receive fewer delegates than she will. Sanders won 60 percent of the vote, but thanks to the Democratic Party’s nominating system, he leaves the Granite State with at least 13 delegates while she leaves with at least 15 delegates. New Hampshire has 24 “pledged” delegates, which are allotted based on the popular vote. Sanders has 13, and Clinton has 9, with 2 currently allotted to neither. But under Democratic National Committee rules, New Hampshire also has 8 “superdelegates,” party officials who are free...
  • Would a Brokered Convention Stop Donald Trump?

    02/09/2016 9:22:42 PM PST · by dennisw · 94 replies
    breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2016 | Roger Stone
    Will the GOP establishment steal the 2016 nomination from Donald Trump even if the magnate arrives in Cleveland with the most pledged delegates but short of the 50 percent he'd need to be nominated? Is a back-room deal in the works to have a "brokered convention" to deny Trump the GOP nod? I think there is such a plan and it must be exposed. Donald Trump is our last hope to make Washington work for us - not the lobbyists, special interests and billionaire donors who control the corroded two-party system. As Trump says: "America is going to hell!" I...
  • Hillary Clinton LEADING Bernie Sanders 15-13 in New Hampshire Delegates (90% reporting)

    02/09/2016 10:23:03 PM PST · by drewh · 85 replies
    she's gonna steal it from Bernie with the super delegates! Candidate Votes % Delegates Sanders ✓ 138,414 60.0 13 ••••••••••••• Clinton 88,623 38.4 15 ••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 28 of 32 delegates accounted for in New Hampshire. HuffPost counts unpledged delegates who have publicly stated their intent to vote for a candidate. More info »
  • Does New Hampshire Mean Hillary Clinton Will Lose? That Depends On Her Strategy Going Forward

    02/09/2016 9:30:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Romper ^ | February 10, 2016 | Keiko Zoll
    Oh, what a difference a week makes: After barely eking past her Democratic opponent in Iowa, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost the New Hampshire primary to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday night. With 68 percent of precincts reporting at press time, Sanders had a nearly 20 point lead over Clinton. Does her loss in New Hampshire mean Clinton will lose the nomination? Right now -- only one state into the long primary process between now and party nominations in July -- it's still too early to tell. What we do know is that in order for Clinton...
  • Question: If Sanders won by 21%; why did he and Clinton both get 13 Delegates?

    02/09/2016 7:47:33 PM PST · by Boomer · 72 replies
    Self ^ | 2/9/2016 | Self
    On it shows Sanders and Clinton both getting 13 delegates. How then is this a true win for Sanders other than a popular vote? I don't know which is why I'm asking. Link at source.
  • Party insiders give Clinton early, commanding delegate edge

    11/13/2015 9:07:20 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/13/2015 | AP
    Hillary Rodham Clinton has locked up public support from half of the Democratic insiders who cast ballots at the party's national convention, giving her a commanding advantage over her rivals for the party's presidential nomination. Clinton's margin over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is striking. Not only is it big, but it comes more than two months before primary voters head to the polls -- an early point in the race for so many of the people known as superdelegates to publicly back a candidate. The Associated Press contacted all 712 superdelegates in the past...
  • Why dont Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum just quit?

    04/06/2012 1:30:41 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 6, 2012 | Jonathan Renshon, Jennifer Lerner and Philip Tetlock,
    [SNIP] ...For candidates such as Santorum and Gingrich, a loss would be highly public. When youre the exciting new candidate, youre likely to focus on the endless possibilities, and optimism rules the day. But when the polls turn against you, the fear of failure starts to weigh more heavily. Despite whatever they go on to do, the stigma of losing can be nearly impossible to shake. For example, a Los Angeles Times headline last summer read Failed presidential candidate Al Gore attacks winning candidate Obama over his environment policies. The story had nothing to do with campaigning, yet Gore was...
  • Scarborough: 'No One' In GOP Establishment Thinks Romney Will Beat Obama

    04/04/2012 5:37:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 112 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Unemployment stubbornly over 8%. His landmark piece of legislation in dire peril of being dumped by the Supreme Court. The "flexibility" moment with Putin's pawn. Does that sound like an invincible incumbent to you? It does to Joe Scarborough, and according to him, to every other member of the Republican establishment. On Morning Joe today, Scarborough said that while they won't admit it on TV, "no one" in the GOP establishment believes Mitt Romney will beat Barack Obama in the general election. View the video here.
  • Delegate Math (Romney EASILY wins 3 man race by Splitting South Mathematical Proof)

    03/10/2012 10:30:24 AM PST · by parksstp · 44 replies
    Delegate Math Calculator ^ | 03-10-2012 | parksstp
    If you have crunched the numbers like I have, its very hard to see how Romney is denied the 1,144 delegates in a 3 man race. This is because in a 2-man race in the Southern states, Romney would be shut out of most delegates, whereas now with the Anti-Romney vote split, he is taking 1/3 or better of the delegates. This will in fact get him to 1,144 based on even the most pessimistic scenarios. Consider the following: Romney has acquired about 407 delegates in the following states (Endorsed Superdelegates are included in the totals) IA (7), NH(7), SC(2),...
  • Romney win, now almost certain, won't decide future of GOP

    04/07/2012 3:10:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    Salem News ^ | April 7, 2012 | David M. Shribman
    SILVER SPRING, Md. Five different political contests are being conducted right now. Only two are evident to the naked eye. The first of the visible contests pits Mitt Romney against Rick Santorum for the Republican presidential nomination. The results here in Maryland and in Wisconsin this week tell us who has a commanding lead there. The second visible contest pits Romney against President Barack Obama. That one began this month with their twin addresses to the convention of editors in Washington. Obama has a 4-point lead, according to a Gallup poll conducted last week for USA Today. Now to...
  • Democratic Party to Keep Controversial Superdelegates

    08/02/2010 3:00:09 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Newsweak ^ | August 2, 2010
    A reform effort to take away party bigwigs presidential-nominating power suffers a setback. Before 2008, your average American might not have known what a Democratic Party superdelegate was. But that year these mysterious party insiders became a feature of the daily news cycle as the fierce presidential-primary battle swept across the country. In a neck-and-neck race, the party confronted the very real possibility that these unelected delegates to its national convention might support Hillary Clinton in sufficient numbers to give her the nomination, despite Barack Obamas slim but indisputable lead among pledged delegates, who are assigned by the results of...
  • Democrats may take power from superdelegates

    12/30/2009 8:57:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies · 1,164+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/31/09 | Chris Cillizza
    Eighteen months removed from a protracted presidential primary fight, a group of Democrats gathered by President Obama has recommended that the party effectively eliminate the influence of so-called superdelegates by redefining their voting power. The Democratic Change Commission, which was convened last August to examine the nominating process, is recommending that superdelegates -- also known as unpledged delegates -- be required to vote along with the electoral majority of their state. "We need to show deference to what the party members in our state have done," said Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, one of the co-chairmen of the commission.
  • Clinton expected to release delegates Wednesday

    08/24/2008 2:39:16 PM PDT · by justlurking · 88 replies · 511+ views
    AP ^ | 2008-08-24 | DEVLIN BARRETT
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  • Obama Looking to Diminish Superdelegates (In 2012)

    08/20/2008 5:16:13 PM PDT · by decimon · 21 replies · 137+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 20, 2008 | Dan Balz
    Barack Obama's campaign will call next week for the creation of a new commission to revise the rules for selecting a presidential nominee in 2012 with a goal of reducing the power of superdelegates, whose role became a major point of contention during the long battle between Obama and Hillary Clinton. The commission also will be urged to redraw the calendar for 2012 to avoid starting the primaries and caucuses so early, and also to look specifically at assuring more uniform rules and standards for those caucuses.
  • Arkansas - Possible Shooting at Democratic Party Headquarters in LR

    08/13/2008 10:15:43 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 268 replies · 457+ views ^ | August 13, 2008
    Shortly before noon Wednesday, a possible shooting was reported at the State Democratic Party Headquarters in Little Rock. Dozens of police cars are on the scene at 1300 West Capitol, and at least one ambulance was seen leaving as KARK 4 crews arrived. MEMS ambulance officials confirm one person was transported to the hospital from the scene. Shortly after noon, police were reported to be in pursuit of a suspect in the incident on a Little Rock interstate. ~ snip ~
  • (Arkansas Dem Chairman)Gwatney was tough, but politically astute

    08/13/2008 8:42:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 201+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | August 13, 2008 | Chuck Bartels
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. The seriousness Bill Gwatney brought to his political maneuvering was absent as he advertised his three car dealerships. He sometimes hoisted a giant inflatable dragon atop a showroom and dubbed it "Gwatzilla." The name followed him to the state Senate, where he built a reputation for being tough and outspoken, but also detailed and fiscally astute. "I'm abrupt," Gwatney once told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. "I have a zero threshold for insignificant facts. I will cut people off if they don't answer my question." Gwatney, who served stints as an Arkansas state senator and chairman of the...
  • Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones Admitted to Huron Hospital

    08/19/2008 11:33:26 PM PDT · by John W · 43 replies · 183+ views
    Cleeland Plain-Dealer ^ | August 19, 2008 | Sarena McRae
    Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones was admitted to Huron Hospital in East Cleveland Tuesday tonight. The family requested that the hospital not release any information about her condition. The Cleveland Heights police department is to put out a news release in the morning about the incident. WOIO Channel 19 is reporting that Tubbs Jones was behind the wheel of a car moving fast in Cleveland Heights. Police tried to pull her over but she was unconscious. Nicole Williams, spokeswoman for the 11th District congresswoman, had no information about the incident.
  • Gunman fatally shoots Ark. Dem. Party chairman

    08/13/2008 3:54:14 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 42 replies · 219+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/13/08 | ANDREW DeMILLO
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A man barged into the Arkansas Democratic headquarters and opened fire Wednesday, fatally shooting the state party chairman before speeding off in his pickup. Police later shot and killed the suspect after a 30-mile chase. Police said they don't know the motive for the 51-year-old suspect, whose name has not been released. However, they said moments after the shooting, he pointed a handgun at the building manager at the nearby the Arkansas Baptist headquarters. He told the manager "I lost my job," said Dan Jordan, a Baptist convention official. Chairman Bill Gwatney died four hour...
  • Could Obama still lose the nomination? (Maybe!)

    08/07/2008 1:12:17 AM PDT · by neverdem · 67 replies · 208+ views
    American Thinker ^ | August 07, 2008 | Denis Keohane
    Will Hillary outsmart Obama and take the nomination at the last minute? Many of us familiar with Hillary Clinton's approach to achieving her goals refused to believe that she ever gave up all hope of winning the nomination and the presidency. Her words and actions on the subject of theconvention itselfalways left the door open for a return, should Obama falter or suffer some calamity. Her artfulevasionswere enough to lull journalists and (more importantly) Obama and his supporters into the presumption of inevitability. No further rumblings of a mass protest in Denver should the first black candidate be denied his...
  • "Another Last Gasp for Clinton"

    08/06/2008 8:19:57 PM PDT · by LUV W · 48 replies · 161+ views
    Fox News ^ | 08-06-2008 | Fox News
    "Hillary Clinton told a group of supporters recently that she has not yet decided whether she will put her name in for a roll-call vote at the Democratic convention in Denver later this month.......Never count Hitlery out!
  • Obama says give Fla. and Mich. delegates full vote

    08/03/2008 3:40:34 PM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies · 177+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/3/8 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Now that Barack Obama has clinched the Democratic nomination for president, he wants convention delegates from Florida and Michigan to have full voting rights at the party's national convention. Obama sent a letter Sunday to the party's credentials committee, asking members to reinstate the delegates' voting rights when the committee meets at the start of the convention in Denver. The delegates were originally stripped because the two states violated party rules by holding primaries before Feb. 5. The delegates from each state were given half-votes at a contentious party meeting in May, as part of a compromise...