I would love to see floor fights, and all the wheeling and dealing. That's why I'll be voting for B. Hussein Obama in the Tennessee primary, if Fred Thompson gets in.
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I'd be surprised if the Democrats have a brokered convention. I don't see anything to suggest that they will give enough votes to anyone except Hillary for the nomination to be decided at the convention, but I don't have any inside information from either side.
Each state runs their primary differently, but the Republicans generally have some delegates that are awarded by district and other delegates that are awarded statewide. Generally, there are three delegates per Congressional district that are awarded on a winner take all basis. There are also at large delegates that are awarded in other ways. Some states have a winner-take-all system for the other delegates. In other states, the extra delegates are awarded proportionally to all candidates with a specified minimum vote percentage. I think the Democrats are somewhat similar, but I haven't been reading as much about their system.