April 12, 2016

Colorado Caucus - How we got here

The Denver Post's Joey Bunch explains Colorado's Democratic and Republican caucii, prior to Super Tuesday (March 1.)

"So will we have a winner Super Tuesday? Well, yes and no. The Democrats will have a preference poll but it really doesn't mean that much. It basically just tells you which way the wind is blowing on Tuesday, because those delegates can still change their mind all the way to the nominating convention in Philadelphia.

Republicans aren't even bothering with the straw poll. The reason being because the national party says that the winner of the caucus, those delegates are pledged to that person all the way through and in 2008 that didn't work out so well for Colorado. Rick Santorum won the caucus but then he was out of the race in a month, so Colorado was irrelevant at the convention."

This reporter is obviously a right-wing establishment stooge because he completely ignored the part about the process being rigged to stop Trump.

From Colorado Democrats admit mistake that cost Bernie Sanders key delegate

And a short excerpt from that article:

Still, [Sanders Campaign Manager] Weaver expressed displeasure about how how the party reported the results. "It is certainly disturbing that the information gets sent to one campaign and not to another," he said.

[Colorado Democratic Party Chairman] Palacio said he didn't tell the Sanders camp about the divergent numbers "because it didn't necessarily affect (them). It was our mistake that ended up affecting the estimation of Hillary's campaign."blockquote>

Not seeming to recognize that if the delegate doesn't actually go to Hillary, it goes to Bernie instead.

Colorado Dem2016 Primary GOP 2016 Primary The World According to DP Posted by JohnGalt at April 12, 2016 7:22 PM

I was surprised by the claim that Democrat delegates "can still change their mind all the way to the nominating convention in Philadelphia." I thought only super delegates could do that.

Even so, he also said the Democrats do a new straw poll at every stage of their caucus. I think they just like to vote. After all, they're Democrats.

Posted by: johngalt at April 13, 2016 11:32 AM | What do you think? [1]