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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 12:26 AM
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How did Sharpton win a delegate?
Again, looking at the NYT http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/politics/20040127_... /

In DE, Sharpton got less than 6% of the votes, sixth after Kerry, Lieberman, Edwards, Dean and Clark. Yet he got one national delegate. Kerry got 14 and the rest - none.

P.S. I am not against Sharpton and I hope that someone will reply before a moderator will lock this as "inflammatory" for reasons that are beyond me. I just would like to understand this "fuzzy math."
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buckeye1 Donating Member (630 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 12:33 AM
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1. Check the rules.
It might be a typo. I couldn't care less. Whats your beef? 1 vote is hardly an ER concern.
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King of New Orleans Donating Member (991 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 12:34 AM
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2. Delegates
are frequently allocated by voting district within a state. In many states it's by Congressional District. In Delaware I don't know. Al's votes tend to be concentrated heavily in African-American communities. Frequently putting him above a threshold to win delegates.
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stromboli Donating Member (73 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 12:34 AM
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3. number of delegates
Edited on Sun Feb-08-04 12:36 AM by stromboli
doesn't delaware have 23 total? that would make it possible to get 1 delegate with about 5% of the votes.. i'm guessing there's just a mistake in not reporting the others. AHH, correction, 8 delegates weren't pledged. It must have been some sort of regional division.
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SadEagle Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 12:36 AM
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4. 2 delegates were allocated in an urban area.
And he picked up 1 of them. See the explanation at http://www.dailykos.com/story/2004/2/4/15614/61511

Sharpton got 7 more delegates in Michigan today, BTW, 1 more than Edwards, despite Edwards beating Sharpton 13.5% to 6.9%.
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 12:46 AM
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7. Thanks. n/t
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 12:36 AM
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MurikanDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 12:55 AM
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8. I'd love to see him speak at the convention!
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buckeye1 Donating Member (630 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 12:59 AM
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9. Me too. n/t
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 01:00 AM
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10. Why?
He's a great speaker, and tells it like it is.
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Laughing Mirror Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 06:48 AM
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11. what are you afraid of?
free speech?
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rhite5 Donating Member (510 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-08-04 12:37 AM
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6. Could be a super delegate commitment?
"Super Delegates" (who are usually elected officials, including Congressmen) are not restricted by the Primary results in their states. They can make commitments for at least first round voting at the convention. I don't know if anyone has compiled a list of super delegates vs regular delegates for the states that have voted so far.
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