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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Texas May Work Out Better for Obama than Clinton

Ay-ya-ya. I just read this article (h/t Truthout).

"Unlike other states that allocate delegates by congressional districts, Texas distributes 126 of its delegates among its 31 state Senate districts using a formula based on Democratic voter turnout in the 2004 and 2006 general elections. The 31 districts contain from two to eight delegates. The March 4 primary vote in each Senate district will allocate that district's delegates.

The turnout formula has assigned more delegates to urban centers with a lot of young or black voters that tend to favor Obama and fewer delegates to poorer Hispanic areas expected to favor Clinton. Austin, which includes the University of Texas, gets eight; Houston gets seven and Dallas gets six."

My nephew is a UT student, and he's definitely in the Obama camp.

Maybe it was just as well that JRE didn't compete there. He would have done better in Houston and the rural areas, but the rural areas are redder than a hot chili pepper.

Don't forget: debate in Austin tonight at 7 pm. CNN is the host network. I predict Obama will come out looking better because CNN is more into theater than dealing with specific agendas.

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  • I keep wondering at this point that although they're saying that Hillary has to win 57% of the delegates what would you make of her having taken New York, California, New Jersey, Texas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania and not being the nominee?

    I'm honestly not sure she wins Texas or Ohio, but even if she wins those primaries's ridiculously close by almost any measure.

    By Blogger Chancelucky, at 1:31 PM  

  • And hence, why Clinton and Obama want JRE's delegates.

    By Blogger benny06, at 3:04 PM  

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