DC Caucuses" Obama 519, Clinton 271

Today, January 19, Washington DC Democrats had delegate selection caucuses.  These votes were for delegate candidates only, to rank various individuals running for Delegate.  Clinton supporters voted in two caucuses (divided by Wards) to elect Clinton delegates.  Obama supporters voted in two caucuses to elect Obama delegates, etc.  Basically, the vote was about which individuals will be part of the DC delegation to the Denver Convention.  The vote had no effect on the final delegate allocation but it did measure who was willing to come out to one location for the entire city on a winter day.

The results were, in terms of the number of caucus participants:

Sen. Barack Obama -- 519 votes
Sen. Hillary Clinton -- 271 votes

There were a small amount of votes for Edwards, Kucinich & uncommitted -- those will be reported on an official tally to be certified by the DC Board of Elections & Ethics on Tuesday.

Tags: Barack Obama, DC. Hillary Clinton, Washington (all tags)




some good news for us Obama people - Yea

by Moonwood 2008-01-19 03:45PM | 0 recs
So wraps it up for Obama.

Sometimes you do have to wonder what these folks are drinking.

by ottovbvs 2008-01-19 03:53PM | 0 recs
uncalled for

The votes of DC residents should count for something. Obviously this result won't count for as much as Nevada, but why can't you be gracious?

by desmoinesdem 2008-01-19 03:56PM | 0 recs
Re: uncalled for

We worked hard to turn out people for our caucuses.  We will work hard for our primary.  We will work in Maryland & Virginia.  We will work hard to get the vote for DC citizens in Congress.  Some people think it's funny that DC residents are taxed, but can't vote in Congres.  Some people don't believe in voting rights for all, without regard to race, creed, sex or other status.  Thanks, as always, to desmoinesdem, for your grace, you have some class -- not upper class, just class.

by howardpark 2008-01-19 04:02PM | 0 recs
It's a silly attempt to minimize Clintons win

That's why. It's marginally better than accusations of voter fraud, and claims that they really won because of the delegate count. It's an absurdity and should be treated as such.

by ottovbvs 2008-01-19 04:42PM | 0 recs
Re: DC Caucuses" Obama 519, Clinton 271

It's not clear to me from this diary if your caucuses are along the same lines as the Iowa and NV caucuses.  Were these open to all registered Democrats, etc?

I know DC gets little respect but I'm still a little surprised that no one at all had mentioned these caucuses were coming up.  I mean, you're sending delegates to Denver, right?

by Steve M 2008-01-19 04:06PM | 0 recs
Re: DC Caucuses" Obama 519, Clinton 271

Feb 12th

Big date: VA, DC, MD

The mid-atlantic's day.

by Jerome Armstrong 2008-01-19 04:09PM | 0 recs
Re: DC Caucuses" Obama 519, Clinton 271

So this is what, a pre-caucus?

I love when people write up what is going on in their own neck of the woods, but I'm confused by this one.

by Steve M 2008-01-19 04:12PM | 0 recs
Re: DC Caucuses" Obama 519, Clinton 271

It is confusing.  This was a pre-primary caucus to select delegate candidates.  519 people came out to participate in the Obama caucus.  271 people participated in the Clinton caucus.  That is simple and is a pretty accurate reflection, in my humble opinion, of the level of enthusiasm for each candidate in Washington, DC -- home of taxation without representation.

by howardpark 2008-01-19 04:26PM | 0 recs
Re: DC Caucuses" Obama 519, Clinton 271

All I know is that if the election were between Eleanor Holmes Norton and Stephen Colbert she would whup his ass.

Thanks for the writeup and I'm glad you got to participate today.

by Steve M 2008-01-19 04:29PM | 0 recs
the Chesapeake Trilogy

by Seymour Glass 2008-01-19 05:28PM | 0 recs
Re: the southwest answer to Mid-Atlantic

D.C. is 56% AA   38 delegates-open?
 Va. is 19.9% AA 101 delegates-open primary
 Md. is 29.5% AA  99 delegates-open?
238 total available Mid-Atlantic

AA is Obama's strongest group of course he will do well. Md. should be good too.

On the other hand, Hispanic is strong for Hillary not to mention Women
 Az.  is 29.2% Hispanic 67 delegates-closed primary
N.M. is 44%   Hispanic 38 delegates- open?
Ca.  is 35.9% Hispanic 370 delegates-closed primary (?)
475 total available Southwest

by del 2008-01-20 03:20PM | 0 recs
Re: DC Caucuses" Obama 519, Clinton 271

I was there and got to say hi to my friend Howardpark. Unfortunately I could not vote for him because I live in a different part of town but I voted for some good people. What I note on those running to be Obama delegates is that it an incredibly diverse group.

It was an all around highly enjoyable experience.

by crackityjones 2008-01-19 04:24PM | 0 recs
Re: DC Caucuses" Obama 519, Clinton 271

How many delegates to the National Convention does DC get?

by Piuma 2008-01-19 04:31PM | 0 recs
Re: DC Caucuses" Obama 519, Clinton 271

D.C. has 38 delegates

by del 2008-01-20 03:18PM | 0 recs


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