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livvy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 05:23 AM
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13. Delegates are determined by the results of the primary.
Uncommitted delegates are assigned according to the percentage of uncommitted votes. According to someone I was speaking to the other evening about the process, uncommitted delegates are then distributed among the candidates that were not on the ballot, Edwards and Obama. The distribution between them is determined by another statistic, which I can't remember...might be poll numbers???
Candidates who are on the ballot get the number of delegates that their votes indicate. All delegate's names are submitted to the candidates, and apparently they approve the list, or they can reject a delegate as well. According to the guy I was talking to, this goes for the uncommitted candidates as well.
I was under the impression that uncommitted delegates went to the convention uncommitted, but this does not seem to be so. All delegates are divided up according to the primary results, and approved by the candidates.
By the way, the person I was speaking to has been involved in politics for a long time, and has attended the nat. conventions as a delegate in the past.
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  -Vote for Romney on Tuesday bluestateguy  Jan-08-08 07:55 PM   #0 
  - even more than Alan Keyes?  rurallib   Jan-08-08 08:04 PM   #1 
  - That would be wasted vote  bluestateguy   Jan-08-08 08:07 PM   #2 
  - Funny!  GigiMommy   Jan-08-08 08:07 PM   #3 
  - Bullshit. I'll vote for any Democrat on the ballot and that's what I intend to do  MichiganVote   Jan-08-08 08:53 PM   #4 
  - If they aren't on the ballot, vote UNCOMMITTED.  skipos   Jan-08-08 09:23 PM   #5 
     - "Uncommitted" is a poltical blank check - a voting PROXY.  TahitiNut   Jan-09-08 08:56 AM   #7 
        - Uh, I said if they "aren't on the ballot"  skipos   Jan-09-08 09:02 AM   #8 
        - If your candidate is on the ballot,  SharonRB   Jan-09-08 10:45 AM   #9 
           - There's nothing that indicates Hillary wouldn't get "uncommitted."  TahitiNut   Jan-09-08 11:01 AM   #10 
              - Hillary supporters aren't going to vote Uncommitted  SharonRB   Jan-09-08 12:02 PM   #11 
              - Delegates are determined by the results of the primary.  livvy   Jan-10-08 05:23 AM   #13 
                 - From what was said at our OCDP meeting Tuesday night,  SharonRB   Jan-10-08 08:41 AM   #14 
                    - Which means that Michigan progressives have NO voice in selecting a nominee. None. Zip. Nada.  TahitiNut   Jan-10-08 09:15 AM   #15 
                    - No, we don't  SharonRB   Jan-10-08 12:50 PM   #16 
                       - I wish, out of sheer orneriness if nothing else, EVERYONE voted for Kucinich as a "message"  TahitiNut   Jan-10-08 01:03 PM   #17 
                    - That's what I thought, too. Now I'm not so sure.  livvy   Jan-10-08 05:40 PM   #18 
  - But, a record will be  cheryl27   Jan-09-08 07:31 AM   #6 
  - Romney might backfire!  jimlup   Jan-09-08 08:29 PM   #12 
  - Kos Agrees With You, and Explains:  AnnInLa   Jan-10-08 07:03 PM   #19 
  - If you like Hillary, vote in the Republican Primary.  PassingFair   Jan-10-08 10:58 PM   #20 
     - You're so right  SharonRB   Jan-11-08 08:56 AM   #21 
  - Do NOT vote for Romney!!!  Breeze54   Jan-11-08 09:09 AM   #22 
  - ..  Hillary2008.   Jan-11-08 08:18 PM   #23 
  - I am going to vote uncommitted.  motorcity   Jan-13-08 03:32 PM   #24 
  - I voted for Mc Cain in 2000  butterfly77   Jan-14-08 12:45 PM   #25 
     - Exactly. Dems crossed over and screwed the Bush Campaign big time.  BeatleBoot   Jan-14-08 06:35 PM   #26 
        - Yeah, I crossed over in 2000 too for the same reason.  jimlup   Jan-14-08 06:54 PM   #27 

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