The will of the people?
by markjay, Sat Mar 08, 2008 at 01:34:21 PM EST
Hillary Clinton won California by 416,335 votes. For that, she netted 43 more delegates than Obama. Each of those delegates represented an edge of 9682 votes over Obama.
As of this writing, Barack Obama is leading Hillary Clinton by 1447 votes in Wyoming. And, as of this writing, that brings Obama a 3 delegate margin in the state. Each of those three delegates represents an edge of 482 votes.
In other words, each vote that puts Obama ahead in Wyoming is worth more than 20 votes that puts Hillary ahead in California. If the California votes were weighted the same as the Wyoming votes, she would have a delegate lead from that state alone of 860, not 43.
Yes, yes, yes, these are the rules that everybody knew about ahead of time. But don't try to say with a straight face that pledged delegates represent "the will of the people."