Posts Tagged ‘Senate District Convention’

Clinton Tries to Sway Texas Delegates, But Her Plan Backfires

April 1, 2008

So apparenlty Hillary Clinton had been calling precinct delegates who would be going to the Texas Democratc county / senate district conventions and telling them that they don’t technically have to vote for who their precinct supported in their precinct caucus back on March 4th.

Jeff Herbert e-mailed a story to the Dispatch telling his story of how he received 2 calls from the Clinton campaign in 3 days telling him this.

Here’s the problem: Jeff was an Obama supporter in a Clinton precinct, but he was chosen as a delegate and promised to vote for the Clinton since that’s what the voters in his precinct wanted.

So, what did Jeff do?  Well here’s what Jeff says:

However, they’ve achieved exactly the opposite — I didn’t know until they called that I even had the option, I thought I was forced to vote as the caucus had decided. Thanks to Hillary trying to change the rules after the fact and play dirty, I now can vote for my original guy with a clear conscience.

Be careful what you sow, for thereso shall ye reap, Mrs. Clinton.

That’s right Hillary, you lost yourself a delegate at Saturday’s conventions because you were going around trying to scrounge up every supporter you could find – you’re desperate.  I find this story awesome, and I hope that Clinton keeps stuff like this up.  This is EXACTLY the kind of stuff people mean when they say she’s going to use the “Tonya Harding Option.”  McCain won’t even have to campaign if she does stuff like this much longer.

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Texas Democratic County Convention Results – 4:00 P.M. – Obama Wins

March 31, 2008

Here are the results of the Texas Democratic county / senate district conventions results as of 4:00 P.M. EDT (3:00 P.M. local time), with 200/284 conventions reporting (70.42%) and 7,154/7,666 delegates awarded (93.32%) (note, apparently my earlier count was off by 17, so I added 17 more to make 7,666 delegates.  The previous percentages were correct though). Obama has now mathematically clenched the victory at the conventions, leading with around 800 delegates, with only 500 more up for grabs (so the best he can do now is 58.51% and the worst is 51.83% – so my prediction of 60% was off:

  1. Obama 3,973 55.54%
  2. Clinton 3,181 44.46%

Again, I have called it for Obama – and it’s now mathematically a guaranteed win for him.

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Texas Democratic County Convention Results – 1:00 A.M. – Obama Wins

March 30, 2008

Here are the results of the Texas  Democratic county / senate district conventions results as of 1:00 A.M. EDT (12:00 A.M. local time), with 133/284 conventions reporting (46.83%) and 5,543/7,649 delegates awarded (72.31%).  Obama has continued to retain the lead that he’s had for the last few hours:

  1. Obama 3,106 56.03%
  2. Clinton 2,437 43.97%

Again, I have called it for Obama.

A huge thanks to Burt Orange Report for the numbers.  They’ve all headed to bed since it’s midnight in Texas, so I’m done reporting for the night.  I’ll probably post a final total tomorrow once all the results are in.

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Texas Democratic County Convention Results – 12:30 A.M. – Obama Wins

March 30, 2008

Here are the results of the Texas  Democratic county / senate district conventions results as of 12:30 A.M. EDT (11:30 P.M. local time), with 131/284 conventions reporting (46.13%) and 5,315/7,649 delegates awarded (69.49%).  Obama has continued to retain the lead that he’s had for the last few hours:

  1. Obama 2,989 56.24%
  2. Clinton 2,326 43.76%

Again, I have called it for Obama. 

Done Reporting,

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Texas Democratic Convention Results – 11:30 P.M. – Obama Wins

March 29, 2008

Here are the results of the Texas  Democratic county / senate district conventions results as of 11:30 P.M. EDT (10:30 P.M. local time), with 122/284 conventions reporting (42.96%) and 4,905/7,649 delegates awarded (64.13%).  Obama has continued to retain the lead that he’s had for the last few hours.  Like I said, Clinton has come back slightly, especially after El Paso came in (Senate District 19 7-0 for her and SD 29 157-18).  We’re still waiting on Bexar (Clinton in the primary-56%), Collin (Obama-56%), Harris (Obama-56%), and Tararnt (Obama-54%) counties in terms of big delegate areas:

  1. Obama 2,789 56.86%
  2. Clinton 2,116 43.14%

Again, I have called it for Obama. 

Done Reporting,

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Texas Democratic County Convention Results – 11:00 P.M. – Obama Wins

March 29, 2008

Here are the results of the Texas  Democratic county / senate district conventions results as of 11:00 P.M. EDT (10:00 P.M. local time), with 108/284 conventions reporting (38.03%) and 4,329/7,649 delegates awarded (56.60%).  Obama has continued to retain the lead that he’s had for the last few hours.  We should see Clinton perform slightly better from here on out, especially because some conventions from Dallas came in, giving Obama 306 delegates while only giving Clinton 67.  She performed much better in the rural areas, which we’re still waiting on:

  1. Obama 2,580 59.60%
  2. Clinton 1,749 40.40%

Again, I have called it for Obama. 

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Texas Democratic County Convention Results – 10:15 P.M. – Obama Wins

March 29, 2008

Here are the results of the Texas  Democratic county / senate district conventions results as of 10:15 P.M. EDT (9:15 P.M. local time), with 97/284 conventions reporting (34.15%) and 3,242/7,649 delegates awarded (42.38%).  Obama has continued to retain the lead that he’s had for the last few hours:

  1. Obama 1,839 56.72%
  2. Clinton 1,403 43.28%

Again, I have called it for Obama. 

Done Reporting,

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Texas Democratic Convention Results – 9:45 P.M. – Obama Wins

March 29, 2008

Last time I called it for Obama, and I continue to stick by that call.  Here are the results of the Texas  Democratic county / senate district conventions results as of 9:45 P.M. EDT (8:45 P.M. local time), with 87/284 conventions reporting (32.75%) and 3,219/7,649 delegates awarded (42.08%).  Obama has continued to retain the lead that he’s had for the last few hours:

  1. Obama 1,833 56.94%
  2. Clinton 1,386 43.06%

Again, I have called it for Obama – I’m confident that he will retain the lead. 

Done Reporting,

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Texas Democratic County Convention Results – 9:00 P.M. – Obama Wins

March 29, 2008

Alright, I’m ready to make a call, for Obama as the winner.  Here are the results of the Texas  Democratic county / senate district conventions results as of 9:00 P.M. EDT (8:00 P.M. local time), with 81/284 conventions reporting (28.52%) and 2,789/7,649 delegates awarded (36.46%) (note – I had made a mistake earlier and didn’t include the 351 superdelegates that go to the state convention, but the totals I have been giving include some of the superdelegates, so the number of 7,298 that I gave before and hte percentage of delegates was incorrect).  Obama has continued to retain the lead that he’s had for the last couple of hours.  By now, most all of the conventions SHOULD be done with, but I’m not positive, due to some traffic problems earlier in the day:

  1. Obama 1,629 58.41%
  2. Clinton 1,160 41.59%

Again, I have called it for Obama – I’m confident that he will retain the lead. 

Done Reporting,

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Texas Democratic County Convention Results – 8:15 P.M. – Obama Leads

March 29, 2008

Here are the results of the Texas  Democratic county / senate district conventions results as of 8:15 P.M. EDT (7:15 P.M. local time), with 74/284 conventions reporting (26.06%) and 2,391/7,298 delegates awarded (32.76%).  Obama has continued to retain the lead that he’s had for the last couple of hours.  By now, most all of the conventions SHOULD be done with, but I’m not positive, due to some traffic problems earlier in the day:

  1. Obama 1,311 54.83%
  2. Clinton 1,080 45.17%

It’s still too close to call, but if it remains Obama as the leader, I will probably call it for him within the hour.

Done Reporting,

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