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.
From the Daily Kos: Clinton Attempting to Unseat Delegates in Texas.
Clinton supporters are trying to unseat the delegates of Collin County, Texas because they held their caucus a day late due to logistical issues with such a large turnout (3:05 p.m. update: luckily, the attempt failed).
It would be hard for me to be more sickened. This is completely and utterly indefensible, especially given Clinton’s Michigan and Florida rhetoric. It just goes to show, yet again, that the desire to seat Florida and Michigan has absolutely nothing to do with making everyone’s vote count.
Not that any of this is new or surprising, really. Throughout the process she’s been ignoring the votes of basically any state that didn’t go her way anyway, does not want to give Obama any delegates for Michigan even though it’s clear at least some of the “uncommitted” votes would have been for him, and is now dismissing each and every caucus state in her newest argument on why she should win the nomination. What a wonderful candidate we have.
An NPR story: How Clinton Shifted on Michigan, Florida Delegates. It speaks for itself. Break the rules to benefit yourself, Clinton. Yeah, we want our president to have that attitude. I’m still baffled how anyone can still support her, let alone think the Florida and Michigan argument is the result of rational thinking. But, then again, to still believe Clinton deserves the nomination even after she has lost fairly is irrational in itself.