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Old 03-12-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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Just asking. Nothing in the news, the official Texas Dem count stopped at 41% best as I can find, no one talking about it. What's the story???
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:32 AM
 
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CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Caucus win gives Obama more Texas delegates than Clinton - Blogs from CNN.com

NPR: Obama Ahead in Texas Caucuses
Obama wins delegate fight in Texas : News : KVII
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Another win for Obama, long after the media called it for Hillary.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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County caucuses are on the 29th.
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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All of which indicate that the final caucus votes are not yet in. Something wrong with the process when here we are over a week later and we still only have 41% of the votes reporting.
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:29 PM
 
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All of which indicate that the final caucus votes are not yet in. Something wrong with the process when here we are over a week later and we still only have 41% of the votes reporting.
It's the way Texas works, apparently. I think Oregon also takes forever on these things. None of the delegates really "count" until the convention, but it's pretty clear Obama did well in the Texas caucus and the overall delegate count there will be close with Obama slightly ahead.

"The end result of the Texas caucuses was that attendees picked delegates. These delegates will then go on to attend a county convention in late March to caucus. Then, the delegates from the county convention must go to the state convention and hold another caucus. The whole Texas process will not be wrapped up until June."
NPR: Obama Ahead in Texas Caucuses
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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The counts released on election night are for precinct delegates. Then there's a county convention later where the precinct delegates vote. Some states have district conventions after that. Finally, there's a state convention that elects the national delegates that determine the nominee. The state delegates began the process as precinct delegates.

This is the typical process regardless of party or primary/caucus. In a primary, the delegates are elected by precinct. That's how Obama might get more popular votes, but fewer delegates or vice versa.

For all of you claiming Obama has the most delegates, that cannot be possible as most states haven't elected them yet. Those totals are approximations at best. With the totals so close, Hillary should stay in the race as overturning 100 delegates would be fairly easy.
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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It's the way Texas works, apparently. I think Oregon also takes forever on these things. None of the delegates really "count" until the convention, but it's pretty clear Obama did well in the Texas caucus and the overall delegate count there will be close with Obama slightly ahead.

"The end result of the Texas caucuses was that attendees picked delegates. These delegates will then go on to attend a county convention in late March to caucus. Then, the delegates from the county convention must go to the state convention and hold another caucus. The whole Texas process will not be wrapped up until June."
NPR: Obama Ahead in Texas Caucuses
oops. I gues sI should have read your post.

Most states use this system as far as I know.
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:52 AM
 
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Just asking. Nothing in the news, the official Texas Dem count stopped at 41% best as I can find, no one talking about it. What's the story???

The media would only consider it news if Hillary had won. Since Obama won the Texas caucus the media decided it's a non-story.
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