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Monday, September 24, 2007

Bleeding Heartland: What Happens After February 5th?

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

One of the possibilities that horseracers find exciting is the potential for a tight two-way or three-way race coming out of Super Tuesday... What people usually miss in this discussion, though, is that most caucus/convention states don't officially select their delegates until their state conventions - the "results" from their precinct or county-level caucuses are really just estimates of what would happen were the convention held that day (and not even good estimates at that). ... This means that, though Wikipedia would have you believe that the last delegate is pledged on June 3rd, in fact the last 18 delegates are selected on June 28th by the Idaho Democratic State Convention. And directly preceding that? Iowa. Nebraska and Iowa (and no one else) hold their conventions on June 14th, electing 24 and 10 pledged delegates respectively (Most of Iowa's delegates are actually elected at the congressional district conventions).


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