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Doing it Big!!

GREAT night for the McCcain camp last night. Here’s where we stand:

Republican Delegates (1,191 needed to win nomination)

Candidate Delegates
Mike Huckabee 190
John McCain 613
Ron Paul 14
Mitt Romney 269

Where’d Huckabee come from? Last night should’ve killed him off. Though it seems that in some states (West Virginia for one), McCain’s supporters went over to Huckabee’s side (McCain finished with about 1% of the vote there), to keep Romney from winning outright. Interesting practice.

On the democratic side: Clinton took the delegate count…though Obama won more states. I’m hearing about voters starting to complain in California, and I’m sure that more complaints will start to roll in.

No rest for the weary, though. DC, Maryland, and Virginia all have their primaries next Tuesday. Call it the Battle of the Potomac. After I vote, I’ll be linking up with McCain supporters somewhere between DC and VA to make some final pushes.

Last night was for celebration, and there was a big one to be had. Today, it’s back to the grind.




Written by Coby Dillard

February 6, 2008 at 1:53 pm

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  1. Are delegates like the electoral college?

    interested reader

    February 6, 2008 at 6:55 pm

  2. Yes; the delegates serve the purpose for the states that the Electoral College serves for the nation. The delegates actually elect the persons who become the party nominees for president.


    February 7, 2008 at 8:55 pm

  3. So how do our votes count then?

    interested reader

    February 7, 2008 at 9:48 pm

  4. At the primary level, you are voting for delegates for the candidates. At its most basic, whoever gets the larger share of the popluar vote gets the larger share of the delegates.

    At the general election, you’re voting for electors who will vote for their candidate.

    That’s a very non-detailed explanation; the different states and parties have much more in-depth rules.


    February 8, 2008 at 7:32 pm

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