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This is short and sweet.

A suggestion to prolong this wonderful Republican primary and all its glorious in-fighting that not only frames the candidates for the general election but also brings an important narrative to the public domain that segues with the OWS movement: A DELEGATE COUNTER!

From what I understand, the 2012 Republican primary is allocating delegates proportionally these days a la the 2008 Democratic primary. In just looking at delegates, this thing is far from decided. But I could not find a delegate counter easily on-line.

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I want to know what Newt in South Carolina to overtake Mitt Romney in delegates.

I want to know that same for Huntsman, Ron Paul, and Santorum.

I want to see what Florida can do to the delegate count too. The traditional media narrative is killing me.

I want to see I want to see I want to see. And I want others, especially the media, to see and talk and echo-chamber this thing.

But, alas, I do not have the technical IT skills. Nor the time, which is not to say that I am above it but I really do not have the time to figure out how to do it. But perhaps someone on this board does.

 

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  •  www.thegreenpapers.com (1+ / 0-)
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    cadejo4

    Scroll down to find the delegate count.  You can examine each state's primary/caucus individually and see the number of delegates for each as well as the allocation rules.  They also have historic stuff from 2000 until the present, if you want to compare to previous elections.  

    Article 196. Health care is the right of everyone and the obligation of the State, guaranteed through social and economic policies that provide... universal and equitable access to programs and services for its promotion, protection, and recuperation.

    by SLKRR on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 05:24:35 AM PST

    •  That www.thegreenpapers.com website is ugly... (1+ / 0-)
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      SLKRR

      ... no offense to anyone that puts there good work into maintaining it, but presentation is important. I liked the CNN delegate counter from 2008.

      Nevertheless, here is where we are:

      Need to Nominate    1,144
      (available)        2,249

      W Romney        13
      R Paul                9
      R Santorum        6
      N Gingrich                4
      J Perry                3
      J Huntsman        2

      How the hell is Romney running away with this thing?

      •  Yeah, I agree... (0+ / 0-)

        ...the website is ugly, but the information is top notch, so it's where I go for accurate info on the primaries.

        Not sure why the news networks don't have one up.  They were everywhere in 2008 (often with discrepancies, but close enough).

        Article 196. Health care is the right of everyone and the obligation of the State, guaranteed through social and economic policies that provide... universal and equitable access to programs and services for its promotion, protection, and recuperation.

        by SLKRR on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 07:01:22 AM PST

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    •  Good information, thanks (0+ / 0-)

      I see there are 1,783 pledged delegates and 503 unpledged. Assuming Romney continues at his 30% pace, that would give him about 600 pledged delegates. So, he would need absolutely all the unpledged to have a shot at a majority.

      "I had seen the universe as it begins for all things. It was, in reality, a child's universe, a tiny and laughing universe." Loren Eiseley

      by cadejo4 on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 06:29:59 AM PST

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  •  This is a good idea for DKos Elections. (0+ / 0-)

    Especially during these early primaries.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 05:25:36 AM PST

  •  Thanks! (0+ / 0-)

    I wish the mainstream media had it more accessible. I was looking through those and found nothing...

  •  Nobody cares. Really. Nobody. I find... (0+ / 0-)

    analysing the scrapings from under my fingernails a far more interesting and intellectual enterprise.

    Romney is their man, and toss a coin for second place.

    If it weren't for the pure entertainment value of repugs using Dem attack points against each other (making Obama's job sooo much easier)...

    ...nobody would care.

    If you want, I'd suggest visiting Nate Silver for info.

    'If you want to be a hero, well just follow me.' - J. Lennon

    by Clive all hat no horse Rodeo on Thu Jan 12, 2012 at 05:31:47 AM PST

  •  Back in '08 there was a site called something like (1+ / 0-)
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    SLKRR

    DemConWatch, which had an excellent breakdown of delegates earned in primaries and caucuses, as well as reports on who the various "super-delegates" were supporting. Someone on the GOP side needs to replicate this. OTOH, if Romney wins SC and FL, it's over early.

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