Tuesday, May 17, 2016

C'mon Oregon and Kentucky!

"I would recommend that we stop wringing our hands on cue and take the Bernie or Bust movement for what it really is. Not the ideological purity of dreamers, or the bad sportsmanship of losers, but a struggle to do something responsible with our faith in politics now that we’ve found it again."

Bernie or Bust


Photo Credit: Reuters, Jim Uruqhart

19 comments:

  1. With 99 % reporting, HRC ahead in Kentucky by half a percent. We really must wait for the certified results. Hope Bernie will say that.

    Nice quote, listener; who said it?

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  2. Alan, it's in the Bernie or Bust article. Click on "Bernie or Bust" out front.

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  3. Oops--now 98% reporting HRC ahead by almost one percent; one county (Pike) changed to 0% reporting. Some confusion, evidently. I hope, and expect, that Bernie will not pull an Al Gore and concede while the result is still unclear.

    Alan

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  4. 99.8% reporting in Kentucky, HRC ahead 0.4% in preliminary count. Too close to call IMO. I don't see anything about absentee or provisional ballots.

    On to Oregon--8 minutes to first results.


    Alan

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  5. Clinton is ahead by .4% in Kentucky. Only Jefferson County 99%, and Kenton County 96% have yet to complete reporting, but both of those are going for Clinton. I imagine she will win by a half-precent, which is really a tie. Any word on any Bill Clinton shenanigans there?

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  6. Speaking of "virtual ties," Huffington Post currently shows Hillary and Bernie each with 25 of Kentucky's 55 delegates. It's not clear to me how the 8 precincts not yet in could decide 5 delegates.

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  7. Oops, I am evidently mistake. People can vote until 8PM in Oregon.

    Alan

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  8. Jefferson County is on the border of Indiana and Kenton County is on the border of Ohio. They will each probably get 25 delegates and, of course, Hillary gets 3 super delegates while Bernie gets none. One appears to be uncommitted. Hmmm, I guess there are 5 more delegates too?

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    1. Yes, Kentucky gets 55 pledged delegates. I ignore superdelegates entirely.

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  9. Oregon starting to come in, and Alan starting to go home. With 20% reporting it's Bernie 58% to HRC 42%. Bernie ahead in all counties reporting.

    Alan

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  10. Bernie is winning Oregon! Yeah!!!

    And here's the crux of the situation with the Dem establishment. I see nothing amiss in Bernie's response, yet look how they freaked out. I hope Bernie supporters will keep it civil. But it is not Bernie's fault if they don't. It might surprise the Dem establishment to discover that the rest of us don't walk in lock step.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/17/politics/democrat-bernie-sanders-revolt/index.html

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  11. May 1761 delegates
    60% reporting Votes
    Sanders (won)
    53.0%
    219,459
    Clinton
    47.0%
    194,359
    Source: AP

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  12. CNN has called Oregon for Bernie!

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  13. With 66% reporting it's still
    Sanders 53%
    Clinton 47%

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  14. This is the most full article I've come across, and it's from the BBC.
    What the NV lawyer wrote is slanderous! Absurd!! Small wonder Bernie isn't kowtowing. Go, Bernie!!
    http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-36291939

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  15. One text message read: "We know where you live... where your kids go to school/grandkids. We have everything on you."

    Sorry--this needs to be explicitly condemned. Pronto.

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  16. Just took another look at Kentucky. With only 4 precincts not reporting, each candidate has 27 pledged delegates. I wonder if the remaining pledged delegate may be going to whoever got the other 7% of the vote.

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  17. WOW! Bernie is now ahead by 6.8% with 69% counted!

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  18. puddle, I completely agree that such actions need to be condemned. What I don't yet know is WHO made the threats. Were they Bernie supporters or people posing as such? I have this feeling in my gut that there's something very fishy here. It isn't like Bernie people to make threats. If these are rogue Bernie people, that is NOT Bernie's fault. I heard an accusation that a Bernie STAFFER started the fray. I want this confirmed before it's on every stupid parroting media outlet. I miss Jon Stewart.

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