Same link as before. Again, this is quite unjust, and even moreso since Obama wasn’t even on the ballot. Undoubtedly, many stayed home because of this. In fact, given the number of “Uncommitted” votes, Obama had a strong chance to win if the contest were run fairly. But again, it almost undoubtedly will not affect the outcome.
It looks like Clinton will take the issue to the Credentials Committee, but hopefully a superdelegate flood post-June 3rd will stop that in its tracks.
The Magic Number appears to be at 64. Obama has 2053 delegates with 2117 needed.
Looks like I might have spoken too soon when I said that the unanimous vote would likely quell any possibility of a Clinton appeal: “Harold Ickes said, ‘Mrs. Clinton has instructed me to reserve her rights to take this to the Credentials Committee.'”
And a comment from the DemConWatch I linked to in my last post, from Galois: “Michigan looks like a foregone conclusion 69-59 pledged, unpledged restored, but all have 1/2 votes. Ickes and Clinton aren’t happy, but Don Fowler is supporting it.”
CORRECTION: The vote on Florida was unanimous. The Michigan split was 19-8.
The vote was apparently unanimous. It’s wrong that any delegates from Florida will be seated, and it’s very unfair to Obama, his supporters, and the rest of the country. But since it almost undoubtedly won’t change the outcome, it had to be done to calm the complainers. The unanimous vote will likely quell any possibility of a Clinton appeal, at least.
Still waiting on results from the RBC in regards to Michigan. The reasonable guess is probably the 69-59 split.
Will update the Magic Number when possible.
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