Sunday, April 20, 2008

Michigan update

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While final results won't be available until tomorrow, indications are that Obama picked up most, but not necessarily all, of the 36 Uncommitted delegates up-for-grabs this weekend. In CD 9:

Sen. Hillary Clinton was awarded three delegates and three others were elected as uncommitted delegates, although two of them promised to support Sen. Barack Obama at the convention. - Detroit Free Press.
In CD8:
In Lansing, Griffin Rivers beat 17 others for the male uncommitted spot, while Irene McDonnell Cahill of Howell, a teamster, bested 21 others for the female uncommitted spot. Both back the Illinois senator, as was evidenced by Rivers' black T-shirt emblazoned with the words: "No drama with Obama. - AP
CD2: Obama picked up both Uncommitted delegates. - Muskegon Chronicle

CD 4: Obama 2 for 2. - Morning Sun.

So that's 8 out of 9 for Obama in these 4 CDs.

Update:
Sen. Barack Obama's supporters appeared to fall short of capturing all the 36 uncommitted delegates chosen Saturday during Democratic congressional district conventions across the state.

In three Southeast Michigan districts, activists supported by Michiganders for Obama, the Illinois senator's ad hoc organization in the state, lost out to union-backed candidates, said Christina Montague, the group's state coordinator. Elsewhere across the state, the Obama group's appeared to fare well, she said. - Detroit News

Update: Bowers at OpenLeft writes that Obama supporters have won almost all of the 36 delegate spots, but some of them may be "weak" supporters. We should have all the names tomorrow, but in some sense they may need to be treated like superdelegates, as they are all still technically "Uncommitted", so we may need to hear from each delegate to see how they stand.

8 comments:

DocJess said...

Some additional information...
http://www.openleft.com/
showDiary.do?diaryId=5260

Chris said...

I can confirm Obama won both uncommitted in the 3rd, 7th and 8th as well.

http://www.openleft.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=5260

Michiganders for Obama confirms Obama victories for all uncommitted slots in the 1st, 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th and 15th:

http://www.michigandersforobama.com/index.html

News reports also seem to indicate that the UAW won at least one of the uncommitted slots in the 12th, 13th and 14th. So, that only leaves nine unaccounted for, all in the 12th, 13th and 14th. I'm looking for more info now.

Greg said...

Thanks for the updates guys.

Dane NM said...

How could anyone from Michigan support a candidate who voted AGAINST the re-votes of the American citizens from Michigan. I hope all Michigan voters get their names and VOTE THEM OUT of office next round. To disenfranchise the votes of the people of the United States of America, speaks volumes.

Hippolytus said...

The good people of Michigan (and Florida) need to extract their pound of flesh from the governors and state legislators that defied DNC rules with full knowledge of the consequences.

Woodward's Friend said...

Will the undecided delegates pledged to Obama now move from the undecided to the Obama on your MI and FL chart?

Matt said...

There's nothing really official yet, and even if there was, we get our Pledged delegate numbers from the Green Papers, and they haven't changed anything yet.

FRANK said...

I WANT TO FIX HILLARY CLINTON FOR STAYING WITH BILL WHEN SHE SHOULD HAVE DIVORCED HIM OVER:
1. HIS ANTIMASTURBATION
2. HIS CHEATING ADULTERY
ALSO IM AGAINST HER NOT LISTENING TO ME ABOUT VOTING AGAINST THE ANTI POKER BILL (PHONE CALLS, LETTERS) AND RECEIVING FUNDING FROM HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES WHEN THEY ARE ALREADY OVERCHARGING AND AGE DISCRIMINATING. I ALSO BELIEVE LIKE JOE LIEBERMAN THAT BILL CLINTON SHOULD HAVE BEEN IMPEACHED AFTER ILLEGALLY CHEATING ON HIS WIFE.