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  •  why was Bill Foster (0+ / 0-)

    only a .5? And how does this make him a 1? This is the first I've heard of this.  

    Incendiado para arriba, listo para irme.

    by gobacktotexas on Mon Mar 10, 2008 at 06:01:58 PM PDT

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    •  Because with Bill Foster (0+ / 0-)

      First, Foster has a full vote. But when he was added, the number of Super Delegates and Delegates went up by one, which caused the number needed to win to get up by one. So you increased your total by one, but you're still not really any closer to the nomination, nor are you further away from it. So that makes it half a delegate. With Spitzer resigning, then the number goes back to what it was before Foster got elected to Congress. Spitzer being a Clinton delegate means she loses one, but because the total needed to win just went down, she's still the same distance away from the nomination. Meanwhile, Obama is now one delegate closer to the number--which is the same number as it was before Foster got elected.  

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