Hillary Clinton Is Up A Creek
…And The DNC Refuses To Give Her A Paddle
Chelsea to Hillary Clinton: you know we lost, right.
Hillary to Chelsea Clinton: yes, but keep smiling like nothing happened and maybe no one will notice.
The DNC has decided to halve the votes from the states of Florida And Michigan, who are being penalized for moving up primaries. As a result, Barack Obama gained, “67 pledged delegates from Florida and 59 from Michigan” and Hillary Clinton received “105 pledged delegates from Florida and 69 from Michigan.”
Barack Obama currently has 2,078 delegates, while Hillary Clinton has 1,915. Once again, Obama is still way ahead of her, by 174 delegates, putting him only 40 away from the nomination that requires 2,118.
Also being disputed is Hillary Clinton claiming the popular vote. An AP article contends:
“…And questioned her popular vote claim. Her assertion includes estimates for caucuses in Iowa, Nevada, Maine and Washington state, where no official candidate popular vote is available. It also includes the results from Florida, where no campaigning occurred, as well as Michigan, where Obama did not receive any votes because his name was not on the ballot.”
Florida, Michigan get all delegates, but each gets half vote
The committee’s ruling gave Clinton 105 pledged delegates from Florida and 69 from Michigan, with a total of 87 votes. Obama received 67 pledged delegates from Florida and 59 from Michigan, casting a total of 63 votes.
That tally leaves Obama ahead by the equivalent of 174 delegates.
If each delegate had been granted a full vote, Clinton still would have trailed Obama.
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