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    The problem with using the popular vote as a measure of viability goes directly to the heart of letting states choose their nominating contests.  Open primaries have more votes than closed primaries have FAR MORE votes than caucuses.

    To allow all the states to choose their nominating contest without being penalized, we convert to another metric that adjusts for the size of turnout in the contest.  These are called delegates and they are what matter.

    "At no point are we not going to value the sanctity of life. We would resuscitate him, then execute him." - a california prison spokesman

    by cubicalization on Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 10:06:31 PM PDT

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