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(8,541 posts)
Thu Apr 7, 2016, 03:00 PM Apr 2016

Are the rules being changed in MO after the people have voted?

I'm not sure what to make of this but time is limited. Are there any Missouri residents who can validate this story.

"We have less than a day to figure this out, delegates will be voted on tomorrow evening in all counties in my district.
My father just informed me that here in Missouri, the State Democratic Party has just decided to change the interpretation of the rules by forcing all counties to allocate their delegates based on the entire congressional district's proportionality vs. the way each county voted in the presidential primary, I.e. previously delegates were allocated based on the way each county voted (see attached documentation).
For example, previously Buchanan County was to elect 10 Bernie delegates and 8 Hillary delegates to the congressional district/state convention. Now the county has been told to elect 9 Bernie and 9 Hillary delegates. Instead of using the Buchanan County's stand alone numbers, the State Party is using the combined vote of 35 counties.
We need help legally to be proactive on this; every delegate matters at this point, and this allows for a disproportionate amount to go to "the other camp."
How counties were initially proportioned
How my county has suddenly decided to be proportioned
edited for more specific wording
Edit 2 After Crunching numbers to show how this would possibly change the STATE Convention which would be representative of the national convention delegate count minus super delegates etc...
Original Allocation: Clinton-601 Sanders-629
New Allocation: Clinton - 652 Sanders - 578"


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(9,522 posts)
3. But you know us Bernie supporters are just nut case conspiracy theorists.
Thu Apr 7, 2016, 03:11 PM
Apr 2016

Hillary would never do anything underhanded like this.

Kip Humphrey

(4,753 posts)
2. more Hillary election fraud. Hillarians unite around your democracy thief & justify, rationalize,
Thu Apr 7, 2016, 03:08 PM
Apr 2016

& sell your souls.


(146,572 posts)
4. No. Delegates are allocated by congressional district.
Thu Apr 7, 2016, 03:12 PM
Apr 2016

Read a summary of MO's process at this link:


There hasn't been any change.


(1 post)
10. That doesn't address the question
Thu Apr 7, 2016, 05:53 PM
Apr 2016

That paper is for the Congressional District Convention later this month. The question, as I understand it, is how delegates selected at the county level at tonight's Mass Meetings are allocated. Based on a document linked in the original reddit post, it appears that counties will proportion their delegates according to the results in that county, not the CD.

It would have helped if the OP had cited the source for this info:



(8,636 posts)
6. I'm going to the Dem Mass Meeting tonight
Thu Apr 7, 2016, 03:14 PM
Apr 2016

I'm going to volunteer to be a delegate for Bernie. I'll ask about this!

Edited to add: Someone in the KC4Bernie Facebook group says this has been debunked??


(8,636 posts)
11. I wasn't selected as a delegate; the two who were both UMKC grad students in economics.
Thu Apr 7, 2016, 10:29 PM
Apr 2016

We had 8 people show up for Bernie, so we could choose 2 delegates and two alternates.

Only two showed up for Hillary, so both are delegates and there aren't any alternates from my ward.


(8,636 posts)
13. We didn't discuss it!
Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:15 PM
Apr 2016

At least one person in the KC4Bernie group says it has been 'debunked!" I dunno! I do know that, according to friends, more people have been showing up for Bernie than for Hillary.


(3,226 posts)
8. with the destruction of the Republican party our party has quietly been taken over
Thu Apr 7, 2016, 03:15 PM
Apr 2016

The DNC with the help of Wall-street money has be infiltrated by ex-republican's looking to continue their control of our country.



(1,054 posts)
16. Yes. With candidates like hillary and the crap her supporters defend, we are the New Republicans.
Thu Apr 7, 2016, 11:23 PM
Apr 2016


(23,726 posts)
18. There has been a new category created just for us--We're now Fourth-World
Sat Apr 9, 2016, 01:20 PM
Apr 2016

Thank you GOP, for dragging us down to that.........

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