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Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Why 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…)

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