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livvy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-10-08 06:23 AM
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13. Delegates are determined by the results of the primary.
Uncommitted delegates are assigned according to the percentage of uncommitted votes. According to someone I was speaking to the other evening about the process, uncommitted delegates are then distributed among the candidates that were not on the ballot, Edwards and Obama. The distribution between them is determined by another statistic, which I can't remember...might be poll numbers???
Candidates who are on the ballot get the number of delegates that their votes indicate. All delegate's names are submitted to the candidates, and apparently they approve the list, or they can reject a delegate as well. According to the guy I was talking to, this goes for the uncommitted candidates as well.
I was under the impression that uncommitted delegates went to the convention uncommitted, but this does not seem to be so. All delegates are divided up according to the primary results, and approved by the candidates.
By the way, the person I was speaking to has been involved in politics for a long time, and has attended the nat. conventions as a delegate in the past.
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