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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 09:40 AM
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2. Please explain how they were 'cheated' out of their 'votes'
since a caucus is not a primary but a measure of presidential preference of the electorate as a whole? The caucuses were never designed to be one-person-one-vote and yet people continue to try to measure them that way. It is interesting that neither Joe Biden nor Chris Dodd are claiming they were 'cheated' of votes, only people who have tried to bend the caucus rules around a primary perspective.

They were not cheated - their supporters went in with the ability to stand for their candidate. Since their candidate did not receive enough 'votes' (which would have ended their chances in a primary) to be a 'winner' their supporters had the opportunity to ask others to join the Joe Biden group or they themselves had the opportunity to seek out another candidate. They also had the opportunity to stay put. No primary gives the voter/candidates a second chance. The caucuses do.
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