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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 05:08 PM
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7. Seems dumb to me.
But even if Hillary and Bill win the primary with 100% of the vote, I wouldn't advocate changing the rules for this primary season. Change it later.
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  -Puerto Rico has delegates to the convention, but no electoral vote(s) LSparkle  May-05-08 04:51 PM   #0 
  - We do all sorts of things like this. Almost all of Obama's lead comes from states that we'll never  Austinitis   May-05-08 04:52 PM   #1 
  - I don't get how HRC may use PR's 2 million popular votes in her argument  LSparkle   May-05-08 04:55 PM   #4 
  - Here are some states that "we'll never win in a GE" apparently:  onenote   May-05-08 04:59 PM   #5 
  - Jeezus, don't forget Hawaii, Washington, Maine, Missouri, Colorado  tekisui   May-05-08 08:34 PM   #35 
     - Hillary has a very good chance of losing Washington. Obama would sweep my state.  chascarrillo   May-05-08 09:06 PM   #37 
  - True  nebulovsky   May-05-08 08:31 PM   #34 
  - The Democratic Party, being generally more open to minority opinion, sees Puerto Rico, Guam, and DC  jsamuel   May-05-08 04:52 PM   #2 
  - Actually the Republicans also have delegations from those areas.  bamalib   May-05-08 05:57 PM   #22 
     - oh, thanks, but they oppose them getting a say in federal issues, funny that  jsamuel   May-05-08 06:05 PM   #29 
        - True but DC gets to vote for President at least.  bamalib   May-05-08 08:30 PM   #33 
  - Because they are Democrats  WesDem   May-05-08 04:54 PM   #3 
  - Puerto Rico doesn't need to be a state to have electoral votes.  Alexander   May-05-08 06:04 PM   #26 
     - DC residents pay taxes, though  WesDem   May-05-08 08:58 PM   #36 
  - A primary isn't actually an election...it's more of a poll of Democrats.  MercutioATC   May-05-08 04:59 PM   #6 
  - Seems dumb to me.  skipos   May-05-08 05:08 PM   #7 
  - I disagree that it's dumb  Growler   May-05-08 05:27 PM   #8 
  - I think it should be consistent, though  LSparkle   May-05-08 05:37 PM   #9 
     - Never happen...redesigning the flag would be a total pain  anigbrowl   May-05-08 05:39 PM   #10 
     - And needless to say, D.C. NEEDS TO BE A STATE!  LSparkle   May-05-08 05:42 PM   #17 
  - Hillary and BILL?  ronnykmarshall   May-05-08 05:42 PM   #16 
     - Does he know that?  skipos   May-05-08 06:23 PM   #32 
  - This Angers me  Jake3463   May-05-08 05:39 PM   #11 
  - Thanks for answering my underlying question -- why isn't PR a state?  LSparkle   May-05-08 05:41 PM   #15 
     - They have voted against it  Jake3463   May-05-08 05:43 PM   #18 
        - Have you ever seen the local tax in PR? I wouldn't want to pay Federal Income Tax when .........  Exilednight   May-05-08 05:55 PM   #21 
        - Yeah, Like Being Subject To The Draft And Dieing By The Thousands In Viet Nam  DemocratSinceBirth   May-05-08 06:03 PM   #25 
           - They don't want that either  Jake3463   May-05-08 06:05 PM   #28 
  - they are US citizens  Texas Hill Country   May-05-08 05:40 PM   #12 
  - They're citizens. They have a right to a say on the nominee. Come Nov., many may vote from a state.  rug   May-05-08 05:40 PM   #13 
  - Neither does Guam or US Virgin Islands.  ronnykmarshall   May-05-08 05:40 PM   #14 
  - If they want electoral votes  Jake3463   May-05-08 05:44 PM   #19 
     - Unless you live in D.C. ...  LSparkle   May-05-08 06:04 PM   #27 
        - 1/2 right  Jake3463   May-05-08 06:07 PM   #30 
  - Maybe We Should Grant Them Independence Like We Did The Philippines  DemocratSinceBirth   May-05-08 05:47 PM   #20 
     - The Philippines wanted independence. PR does not.  bamalib   May-05-08 06:01 PM   #23 
        - correct, there is a big debate about whether to become a state or stay a protectorate  Texas Hill Country   May-05-08 06:02 PM   #24 
           - I want them to become a state  Jake3463   May-05-08 06:08 PM   #31 
 

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