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Hatchling Donating Member (968 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-17-08 04:44 PM
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28. Rules say the SDs can vote the way they want.
It's the Obama campaign that is trying to change the rules here by forcing them to vote for him or else. And technically he doesn't really have a lock on the pledged delegates he has. They can also vote however they want. Normally it's considered appropriate to vote as you pledged on the first ballot, but on the second ballot the votes are up for grabs. That's when buyer's remorse kicks in. So at that point, if Clinton is as bad as some of you think, her delegates have the same option as his: to vote their conscience.

As for how they'll react: I assume they will be very disappointed; as will l if they don't go for Clinton. But no one gets their way by threats of walk outs, or not voting in the GE or by proposing civil unrest or threatening the SD's with challenges in their district or any of the other rumors I have read. I would react pretty badly myself if that is how it fell out.

Fair and square is letting the convention play out it role.
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