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Tue Mar 1, 2016, 09:06 AM

American Samoa Up First! (Hillary Clinton Group)

American Samoa's caucus will be held at 2 PM Eastern time and will award 6 pledged delegates to the Democratic National Convention.

The caucus is quite small (AS only has about 55,000 residents), low key, held at a single hotel, and should report in fairly quickly. Expect results by 4 to 5 PM.

Hillary Clinton won the AS caucus in 2008, 57 to 43. There were 285 caucus-goers in 2008 (this is not a misprint).

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Reply American Samoa Up First! (Hillary Clinton Group) (Original post)
Treant Mar 2016 OP
TexasTowelie Mar 2016 #1
KitSileya Mar 2016 #2
Treant Mar 2016 #3
Cha Mar 2016 #8
Jitter65 Mar 2016 #4
Treant Mar 2016 #6
Tarheel_Dem Mar 2016 #7
Cha Mar 2016 #9
Tarheel_Dem Mar 2016 #10
UtahLib Mar 2016 #5

Response to Treant (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 09:11 AM

1. For those that are interested,

results will be at http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/american-samoa-results-election-2016/story?id=37193418 .

Among the superdelegates, Clinton has 4 pledged to her while 1 delegate is pledged to Sanders. The expected split for the pledged delegates is predicted to be tied at 3 each.

A more important election is also occurring as Samoans make a quest for citizenship. Samoans are the only people in a U.S. territory that are not granted birthright citizenship. More discussion on the caucus and the citizenship issue at: http://democratsforever.freeforums.net/thread/4524/super-tuesday-american-samoa-bigger .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 09:20 AM

2. That is a very important issue.

A big proportion of American Samoans serve in the US armed forces, and have given their lives for a country that doesn't really consider them citizens. It is a disgrace. All the unincorporated territories and the District of Columbia should together be given electors in the Electoral College in proportion to their combined population.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 09:25 AM

3. Thanks!

I hadn't known that.

It turns out that AS is a lot more interesting than I had thought...

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:35 AM

8. Thank you, TexasT!

A more important election is also occurring as Samoans make a quest for citizenship. Samoans are the only people in a U.S. territory that are not granted birthright citizenship. More discussion on the caucus and the citizenship issue at: http://democratsforever.freeforums.net/thread/4524/super-tuesday-american-samoa-bigger .

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Response to Treant (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 09:54 AM

4. They will go for Sanders...because of Tulsi. nt

 

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Response to Jitter65 (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 09:35 PM

6. American Samoa

just went Clinton in a 42+ point landslide, granting her 4 of 6 delegates.

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Response to Jitter65 (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 09:38 PM

7. Isn't Tulsi from Hawaii?

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 06:38 AM

9. Yes.. she's my Rep. and she got a eyeful when she sent

me that "why I support sanders" BS the other day.

It had been building up because she was always sending missives dissing the President .. so it all came down on her then.

Let's put it this way.. I better not be hearing from her ever again. she's gone.

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 03:17 PM

10. I wasn't even aware of her until recently. She & BS seem cut from the same cloth, so her endorsement

comes as no surprise.

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Response to Treant (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 11:57 AM

5. K&R. nt

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