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Maine Delegate Reallocation: Sanders Now Has 68%, Up From 64%

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On Saturday, Maine held its statewide Democratic convention. Thanks to some reallocation that happens at some state conventions, the pledged delegate percentage wasn’t completely fixed in March at the Maine municipal caucus.

A few other state conventions set in the coming weeks allow for reallocation of a certain number of pledged delegates at the statewide conventions. For example, in the virtually tied Wyoming, six out of eight pledged delegates must stay proportional to the earlier caucus results, but two will be awarded based on representation at the state convention at the end of May. Similarly, in Sanders-favored Nebraska, 17 out of 25 pledged delegates must remain proportional to the earlier caucus results, but eight pledge delegates are awarded based on representation at the state convention in June.

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Joan Brunwasser is a co-founder of Citizens for Election Reform (CER) which since 2005 existed for the sole purpose of raising the public awareness of the critical need for election reform. Our goal: to restore fair, accurate, transparent, secure elections where votes are cast in private and counted in public. Because the problems with electronic (computerized) voting systems include a lack of (more...)

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