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The Florida/MIchigan Battle between Hillary and Obama is OVer-- Probably

All Florida delegates are seated with half a vote each.


Michigan delegates are seated with half a vote each.

The deal gives Hillary a net gain of 24 delegates-- 19 from Florida and 5 from Michigan. That's not nearly enough to help her. Most pundits are now saying it's all over for her.

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But Harold Ickes, announced, as the vote was about to go down, that Clinton reserved right to go to the credentials meeting to appeal. Could that negate the results of today's discussions and decisions until July?

At the hearing Clinton supporters repeatedly chanted "Denver, Denver." signifying their wish for the fight to continue until the August Democratic convention.

Depending on which source you check, Obama needs 64-68 delegates to take the nomination. There are 86 pledged delegates remaining and 205 superdelegates.

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At Dailykos, "hunter" reports, <blockquote>Yesterday, Obama needed 41 delegate votes to clinch the nomination; Clinton needed 244.

Today, Obama needs 64 votes; Clinton needs 240.5.

There are 291 delegates remaining.</blockquote>

Clinton will probably pull 30-35 of the 55 Puerto Rico delegates, leaving Obama with 20-25.

On Tuesday, Obama and Clinton are expected to evenly split <a href="click here 16 pledged delegates. There are four uncommitted delegates who say they are waiting for the results of the primary to make their decision.

South Dakota's primary, also on Tuesday, has 15 pledged delegates up for grabs, where Obama is leading. That suggests that by tuesday, Obama could have 30-45 more delegates, needing 23-38 more superdelegates, out of the 205 remaining.

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BUT! Hillary's reservation of her right to take this all the way to Denver could cloud the nomination.

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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