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Sat Apr 30, 2016, 06:52 PM Apr 2016

Jeffrey Berman: Obama's Delegate Mastermind (2009)

Daily Kos

Berman, Sen. Barack Obama’s director of delegate selection, chimed in during a conference call with the media to make an unexpected case: Despite Clinton’s popular vote victory in Nevada and an authoritative Associated Press count giving Clinton the edge in the Nevada delegate count, Obama had actually won the state by the only measure that mattered.

"Obama had a majority in the district that had an odd number of delegates, so he won an extra seat," Berman told the puzzled press; the Associated Press delegate expert, on the call, promised to revise his count.

Obama’s Nevada delegate victory was widely viewed at the time as a curiosity, an asterisk to Clinton’s win. But in February, as Obama amassed delegates despite losing big states, the shape of the race became clear: The name of the game was delegates.

It was the game Berman and a friend, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, had been playing all along. And as Clinton’s staff scrambled after Super Tuesday to remake her strategy to meet that reality, it began to become clear that Berman had helped build Obama a lead too big to surmount.

Berman is also an automatic delegate supporting Clinton.
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Jeffrey Berman: Obama's Delegate Mastermind (2009) (Original Post) LiberalFighter Apr 2016 OP
K & R SunSeeker Apr 2016 #1
It was so close for Hillary and I was an Obama supporter then and still am but I'm Cha May 2016 #2
KICK! Cha May 2016 #3


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2. It was so close for Hillary and I was an Obama supporter then and still am but I'm
Mon May 2, 2016, 12:54 AM
May 2016

so happy that Hillary has that delegate thing down and Berman is supporting her!

Mahalo LF~

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