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CNN is about to announce some early results. (Original Post) EdwardBernays Feb 2016 OP
Here's a decent site carrying those results: Purveyor Feb 2016 #1
Uhh... retrowire Feb 2016 #3
There are like 30 people on the dem ballot Paulie Feb 2016 #4
Because the ballot is likely fixed in stone weeks before the election jberryhill Feb 2016 #5
And people are still voting for him. nt retrowire Feb 2016 #6
Yeah, so? jberryhill Feb 2016 #8
same thing happened in 2000...more or less...n/t islandmkl Feb 2016 #12
My dad always said he was going to vote for (the first) Chicago Mayor Daley after Daley died. Hassin Bin Sober Feb 2016 #14
LOL!! n/t PonyUp Feb 2016 #16
Wow! retrowire Feb 2016 #17
Yeah, shit happens jberryhill Feb 2016 #24
Most likely the ballots where already approved and printed Purveyor Feb 2016 #7
they have a filing deadline and then print them dsc Feb 2016 #15
53-44 now. DCBob Feb 2016 #2
Bernie ahead: 54-44 w/ 3% in demwing Feb 2016 #9
53-45 now. DCBob Feb 2016 #10
Here's a site with a nice map of precincts (color-coded for candidates) Peace Patriot Feb 2016 #11
The above %'s are holding at 8.6% of vote counted. Peace Patriot Feb 2016 #13
9.3% of vote: Peace Patriot Feb 2016 #20
Thanks for this link... k8conant Feb 2016 #19
Bernie ahead: 53-40 w/ 10% in demwing Feb 2016 #18
Strange. Cite I'm watching has Bernie 59.2%, Hillary 40.0% Peace Patriot Feb 2016 #21
Decisiondeskhq is calling it for Bernie w 14.2 precincts reporting. Peace Patriot Feb 2016 #22
CBS Now shows Bernie ahead 57-41 w/ 15% in demwing Feb 2016 #23

Paulie

(8,462 posts)
4. There are like 30 people on the dem ballot
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:45 PM
Feb 2016

$1000 or I think it's a couple hundred signatures to get on the ballot.

 

jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
8. Yeah, so?
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:50 PM
Feb 2016

So what?

They can also write in any name they like too.

This is a thoroughly unremarkable feature of elections, that names appear on ballots even after candidates have stopped running, or in some instances, DIED:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Carnahan

A Democrat, he served as the 51st Governor of Missouri (1993-2000) and was elected posthumously to the U.S. Senate.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2014/10/01/five-people-have-won-election-to-congress-despite-being-dead/

Five people have won election to Congress, despite being dead

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/06/2013-dead-candidates_n_4227552.html

Two Dead Candidates Win Majority Of Votes In Washington State

Hassin Bin Sober

(26,385 posts)
14. My dad always said he was going to vote for (the first) Chicago Mayor Daley after Daley died.
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:58 PM
Feb 2016

Since so many dead people voted for him while he was alive.

 

jberryhill

(62,444 posts)
24. Yeah, shit happens
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 09:42 PM
Feb 2016

There are people who voted for dead candidates KNOWING they were voting for dead candidates.

The idea that people cast their votes on the basis of some sort of rational process is, by and large, utter fiction.

But, no, O'Malley will be on a lot of ballots going forward. It's not some sneaky scheme to siphon votes. It's just procedural inertia.

dsc

(52,187 posts)
15. they have a filing deadline and then print them
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:59 PM
Feb 2016

people vote absentee, overseas ballots etc. NC ballots have already gone out for our 15 Mar. primary. O'Malley is likely on them.

Peace Patriot

(24,010 posts)
11. Here's a site with a nice map of precincts (color-coded for candidates)
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:55 PM
Feb 2016
http://www.decisiondeskhq.com/

They have 6% precincts reporting (about 21,000 votes counted)--almost all purple (for Bernie) in the Dem map:

Bernie 57.5%
Hillary 41.4%

(Note: site glitch, just look below Hillary's name for her %.)

Peace Patriot

(24,010 posts)
21. Strange. Cite I'm watching has Bernie 59.2%, Hillary 40.0%
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 09:32 PM
Feb 2016

with 9.9% precincts reporting. (Did Bernie lose 6 %-pts on .1% of votes counted? Not likely. Is somebody skewing reporting of results? I'm not looking at NH state cite.)

http://www.decisiondeskhq.com/

Peace Patriot

(24,010 posts)
22. Decisiondeskhq is calling it for Bernie w 14.2 precincts reporting.
Tue Feb 9, 2016, 09:35 PM
Feb 2016

Vote count at this point (on this site):

Bernie 59.2%
Hillary 40.0%

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