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Dark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:39 PM
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Current Vote Tallies: Obama has more votes, but only if you don't count Mich. & Fla.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/...

Popular Vote Total - -

Obama: 13,005,114*

Clinton: 12,414,786

Popular Vote with Fla.

Obama: 13,581,328*

Clinton: 13,285,772


Popular Vote (w/FL & MI)

Obama: 13,581,328

Clinton: 13,614,081*



Includes Wyoming caucuses.
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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:42 PM
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1. They should not be counted.
They were not contested and all the candidates said they would not campaign in them. Had they been contested, the outcomes might have been different.

At this point, it is pretty plain that MI and FL will not be counted based on what happened in their non-sanctioned events. Some other arrangement will have to be made. That negates what happened, including any votes.
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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:43 PM
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2. Anyone who counts MI and FL is delusional
We were told our votes wouldn't count towards delegates. Many of us stayed home. Please don't tell us you you are changing the rules now.
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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:43 PM
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3. Seems right, since MI and FL in fact don't count.
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dbonds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:44 PM
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4. His name was not even on the MI ballot.
You can not count that.

There was no campaigning done in FL, so those votes are not reflective of the public either.
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:52 PM
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5. No, the fl and Mi primaries should not be counted (per agreement of Hillary/obama) but even
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 08:52 PM by Tom Joad
if they were, by Wednesday i suspect Obama will have more popular votes regardless.
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:57 PM
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6. The numbers you get from caucuses...
reflect state delegates and not actual voter numbers... Most caucus states don't release a number for popular votes.
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Sulawesi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:58 PM
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7. You neglected to mention that IA, ME, WA and NV have yet to report their totals.
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