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  • Obama's Kentucky primary performance means party could need plan B for delegate selection

    06/05/2012 6:41:05 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | May 24, 2012 | Nick Storm
    President Barack Obama’s 58 percent share of the vote against the “uncommitted” option on Tuesday not only caused some national headlines but also some headaches for Kentucky Democrats — specifically when it comes to selecting national delegates. Party officials are in the planning process of the statewide organizational convention on June 2 in which those participating with select Kentucky’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. The uncommitted option received enough support to have representation in Kentucky’s delegation to the national convention, and that’s what’s causing the biggest headache for Democratic Party officials who are trying to work...
  • Obama loses more than 40 percent of Kentucky primary voters to ‘uncommitted’ option

    05/22/2012 7:02:56 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 65 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/22/12 | Aaron Blake
    President Obama lost more than 40 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s Kentucky Democratic primary to the “uncommitted” option — the latest example of the incumbent president failing to win votes in an uncompetitive primary. With 99 percent of precincts reporting in the Bluegrass State, Obama led “uncommitted” just 58 percent to 42 percent. Obama trailed in more than 60 Kentucky counties. It was just the latest episode of the president taking less than 60 percent of the vote in a primary this year. He ceded 41 percent of the vote in West Virginia to an incarcerated man in Texas...
  • Significant Number of Uncommitted Delegates in Iowa Democratic Caucuses

    01/04/2012 3:29:27 AM PST · by Son House · 4 replies
    Uncovered Politics ^ | January 4th, 2012 | Austin Cassidy
    Occupy Iowa and Healthcare NOT Warfare had been attempting to organize a protest vote for a slate of uncommitted, progressive delegates in Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses. With most eyes on the super-tight Republican contest, it’s hard to find any complete results for the Democratic caucuses. In fact, we may never know what happened in some of those Iowa meetings. However, turning to Twitter, it is possible to see some scattered reports of uncommitted delegates being elected at the county-level.Iowa City’s precinct 15 appears to have elected 3 Obama county delegates and a single uncommitted delegate. Iowa City’s precinct 17 elected...
  • Support Uncommitted in Iowa Caucuses(Democrats)

    01/03/2012 3:29:44 AM PST · by Son House · 2 replies ^ | Jan 2, 2012 | Frank London
    On Saturday, during in an appearance on WSUM 91.7, the University of Wisconsin’s student radio station located in Madison, Darcy Richardson encouraged his supporters in neighboring Iowa to come out and caucus for the Occupy Iowa and Healthcare NOT Warfare efforts to elect a slate of progressive, uncommitted delegates in this Tuesday’s caucuses. “I’ve been encouraging my supporters in Iowa to join with the Occupy Iowa and Healthcare Not Warfare organizations in sending the strongest possible message to the Obama administration,” Richardson told the listening audience. Supporting an uncommitted slate in Iowa gives progressives the best chance to make their...

    01/21/2008 3:50:08 PM PST · by Prospero · 103 replies · 640+ views
    Things to Come | Jan. 21, 2008 | Vanity
    UNCOMMITTED 2008. Fred Thompson should not drop out. He should, instead, campaign for an Open Convention, allowing every voter a choice. America’s Primary System needs to be challenged. Since Fred Thompson’s address to his supporters early Saturday evening, his campaign has been silent, a silence becoming louder by the hour. Precious time on the ground in Florida is being wasted as Senator Thompson ponders his next step. The pressure and crocodile tears from competitors follows his sharing of a weak third place with Mitt Romney in South Carolina. The networks have already removed him from their lists, though it was...
  • `Uncommitted' voters could quiet some of Clinton's thunder

    11/30/2007 6:42:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 62+ views
    WZZM ^ | 11/30/07
    `Uncommitted' voters could quiet some of Clinton's thunder(AP) Updated: 11/30/2007 10:29:19 AM LANSING, Mich. - At first glance, Hillary Rodham Clinton should easily win Michigan's Democratic primary, since no other top candidates are on the ballot. But she faces an unusual opponent: Uncommitted. If enough backers of the four candidates who aren't on the ballot mark Uncommitted when they vote January 15, it could take some of the luster off what's otherwise a certain Clinton victory. The vote could give backers of Barack Obama, John Edwards, Bill Richardson and Joe Biden some of the uncommitted slots when Democrats hold district...