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More info about contested convention rules in the NY Times

You should read this short, informative, and well-illustrated article in the NY Times which provides some more information about contested primaries and how delegates are selected.

Because there hasn’t been a convention since 1976, forty years ago, when a candidate didn’t go in with a majority of the delegates, and even that convention was only barely contested–when there are only two candidates to vote for (Ford and Reagan), one of them has to win on the first ballot unless there’s an very unlikely tie vote–people don’t know anything about the process and there’s a lot of misinformation and bad assumptions floating around.

I think it’s interesting that Ohio is a unique state in that (1) it’s winner-take-all; and (2) the winning candidate gets to handpick 63 of the 66 delegates. That means, if Kasich wins, there are going to be at least 63 loyal Kasich supporters at the convention, which is a huge advantage for Kasich.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 11, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. If I was Kasich, i’d use this card to get Trump to nominate me VP. Trump would be certain of a win & become moderate instantly.


    March 11, 2016 at 1:00 pm

  2. I’m posting this especially for Otis. I just want to “trigger” him. LOL.

    No safe space for you Otis.

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    This is another reason why Trump has to keep his distance from Cruz. No VP, no SCOTUS.


    March 11, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    • What a maniak


      March 11, 2016 at 5:44 pm

  3. Didn’t Dukakis only win a plurality of delegates in 1988?


    March 11, 2016 at 1:57 pm

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