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mckeown1128 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:08 AM
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Based on FL and MI arguments...I want WA to also get delegates.
I know Washington already has 78 delegates awarded do to their Feb. 9th caucuses, but what about their February 19th primary. Over 650,000 people voted. I think WA should send delegates to the DNC for those results too. WE CAN'T DISENFRANCHISE WASHINGTON VOTERS. They voted. The vote should be counted. While this should add a few delegates to Obama that isn't the point. We can't tell those hundreds of thousands of voters that their vote doesn't count. I hope Hillary supporters will join me in demanding Pledged Delegates based on that vote too.

Washington primary
Obama 50%
Hillary 47%

Award the 78 for the caucuses and an addition 78 for the primaries. You may say... the DNC didn't allocate for the 78 delegates based on those voters of the primary... well, screw the DNC. How dare they tell those 650,000 voters that they don't count.


Every vote should count. Ahhh...ahhh....snarkchooooo... :evilgrin:
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lewis_in_fw Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:13 AM
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1. Washington was allowed 78 delegates by the DNC. They choose how they want to "allocate" it
However, I do think it's crappy that they rely on results of caucuses (fewer voters) than primaries (voters)
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mckeown1128 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:17 AM
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2. Well, the amount of delegates awarded by the DNC doesn't..
seem to matter to people. The DNC didn't award delegates this year to FL or MI...but that doesn't stop people from demanding that them based on people having a non-official vote.
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Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:26 AM
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3. We had the caucuses here in Wa.
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 09:26 AM by Upton
all the Dem delegates were awarded that way by rule. Many didn't bother to vote in the primary because it was nothing more than a beauty contest. Nobody in the state is complaining. Wa.cannot be equated to the situation with Fla. and Mich. Perhaps I'm missing something, but what is the point of this thread?
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lewis_in_fw Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:32 AM
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4. Op has no point *NT*
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mckeown1128 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:46 AM
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6. It was snark...
I simply applied the attempted logic used for seating MI and FL delegates. Many didn't bother to vote in the FL and MI primaries because they were told that it wasn't for delegates...and thus a beauty contest. I was trying to point this out.
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boston bean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:35 AM
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5. It does suck and it shouldn't be that way. But to make it 156 delegates is assinine.
But if you want to talk about re allocating the original 78 delegates I'm all for it.
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mckeown1128 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:59 AM
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7. Why can't it be 156... apparently states can decide all
on their own how many delegates they can send.(see FL and MI)
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