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Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Rebooting Democracy

As Kos noted yesterday, despite last week’s wave of media enthusiasm for Clinton, Obama’s delegate lead didn’t shrink at all. The delegate math doesn’t look good for Clinton: she’ll need a big win in Pennsylvania, an upset in North Carolina, and solid victories in Florida and Michigan revotes, all still up in the air.

So, barring the unlikely, Barack Obama will preserve his delegate lead and become the Democratic nominee. At the risk of starting the Monday morning quarterbacking a bit too early, how did Obama put the Clinton machine on the brink of defeat? (more…)

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Why Wyoming?

Wyoming

Wyoming, a state with a rich history of equal rights, votes today in the next contest of this (super) delegate derby. There will be a caucus/convention in each of the state’s 23 counties, and we all know how caucuses can go. When it’s all said and done, 18 more delegates will be spoken for (of which 3 are superdelegates).

Wyoming is known as the “Equality State” because it was the first state to permit women to serve on juries, hold public office, and exercise suffrage. The state hasn’t seen this much attention surrounding a presidential election since John F. Kennedy was campaigning for the White House in 1960, the state put him over the top in the delegate count and allowed him to clinch the nomination. (more…)

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

The Nevada Un-Caucus

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — The results are in. That’s nice, but we’ve been here looking into why turnout for the Nevada caucuses has been so historically poor, what that means, and why it worked out better this time around. The big-picture question: is our voting system broken? (more…)

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Iowa Un-Caucus; NH is Next

We’re looking forward to the New Hampshire primary, but we’re also taking a look back. Despite record-high voter participation in last week’s Iowa caucuses, voter turnout in Iowa didn’t break 17 percent. Watch the video to see who were the un-caucusers, and why. (more…)

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Iowa Caucus: The Animated Edition!

Ever wonder what the heck the Iowa caucus is really all about? Into animated stick figures? Man, have we got the video for you. We lay it all out for you in this week’s episode.

10/25 UPDATE: The Dems will caucus on Jan 3rd. (more…)

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