posted on Jul, 18 2007 @ 08:00 PM
The Democrat's Convention is to be held in St. Paul, MN, August 25 to August 28.
Here is how the Democratic Party’s nomination will be decided. I have made a list by date of the primaries and caucuses to be held early. I may have
overlooked your state, or an important state, but that was accidental and not intentional.
The convention will have 4,360 voting delegates. In the past some smaller states have used half-voting delegates to increase their number of
attendees, but I have not heard if that will be allowed in 2008. 2,181 votes are needed to win the nomination.
The race for the White House traditionally kicks off in Iowa with its famous caucuses held in each of its 5 congressional districts at the same time.
Iowa, January 14, 2008. 56 delegates to choose.
Nevada, January 19, 2008. Caucuses choose 33 delegates.
New Hampshire. January 22, 2008. The first primary chooses 30 delegates.
Florida and South Carolina. January 29, 2008. Primaries. FL chooses 210 delegates, SC picks 54.
February 5,2008, is the Super Tuesday for Democrats.
California, 440 delegates, the largest bloc.
New York, 280 delegates.
Illinois, 185 delegates.
Georgia, 105 delegates.
Colorado, 71 delegates.
Arizona, 67 delegates. And
New Mexico, 36 delegates.
Michigan and Washington state vote on February 9, 2008. MI has 157 votes and WA 97.
Maine votes on February 10, 2008, to pick 34 votes. See Foot Note.
Virginia votes on February 12, 2008, George Washington’s birthday.
103 delegates to choose.
Texas, another big state, votes on March 4, 2008. 228 delegates.
Ohio, also voting picks 161 delegates.
Massachusetts, 120 votes. And
Vermont. Also on March 4, 2008. has 23 delegates. See Foot Note.
Pennsylvania, April 22, 2008, 181 votes.
West “By God” Virginia, May 6, 2008, 37 votes.
North Carolina, also May 6, 2008, has 110 delegates.
Kentucky and Oregon, May 20, 2008, KY 55 votes. OR 62 votes.
Puerto Rico, on June 1, 2008, chooses 58 delegates.
Other states select delegates after June 1.
The foregoing states choose a combined 3,053 delegates, more than enough to win.
Dates and number of delegates from: www.thegreenpapers.com/P08/
Foot Note. The country’s voters turned to the Democrats and FDR in 1932. By 1936, the New Deal had been in place nearly 4 years and it was
very popular with the voters. James Farley, FDR’s Postmaster General, was picked by FDR to again run his reelection campaign. Since the 1840s, Maine
had voted for its local offices early, in September. Bad weather and crops to harvest gave the Down East’ers little time for politics in the fall.
Maine’s voters had proven to be a bellwether for the nation, most often showing the way the fall election would go. In 1936, Maine went Republican
in September, which prompted many wags to predict the Dems would be put out of office come November. When asked about this bad omen Farley said,
“As Maine goes, so goes Vermont.” As it turned out, FDR carried all of the 48 states except Maine and Vermont, confirming Farley’s
[edit on 7/18/2007 by donwhite]