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Clinton Not Trailing Obama Enough to Leave Race

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: USA, Hillary Clinton 2008, democratic primary race, in it to win it, hillary, hillary clinton, delegates, caucuses, primary votes )

- 3823 days ago -
Obama's estimated lead of 164 pledged delegates, when fairly analyzed, is not what it appears to be. Out of that margin, only 16 delegates were earned in primaries, while 148 delegates - fully 94 percent of his lead - were earned through caucuses.


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Kathleen Hilliker (293)
Friday April 4, 2008, 3:12 am
According to The New York Times, 25.3 million people have voted so far in the primaries, while only 1.1 million voters have participated in the various caucuses. Obama has captured 63 percent of caucus-goers, but only 51 percent of primary-voters. Clinton has won 36 percent of all caucus attendees and 49 percent of primary voters.

The disparity suggests that there is either something very seriously different about the voters in caucus states, or something very seriously wrong in the representation of voters' interests that comes out of the caucus process.


MsR S (189)
Friday April 4, 2008, 10:58 am
You go, girl! I'm for Hillary, too. She's not perfect but, who is?

Esther S (45)
Friday April 4, 2008, 12:37 pm
Thanks for posting this. I have thought that it was obvious that the caucus method was not truly democratic but no one in the media has every said anything about it. If we had to vote by caucus where I live, most people I know would not be able to vote. The same people who complain about the super delegates never say anything about this.
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