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2/1/2016 8:24:40 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
Ok, so now we move into the first state. This is really happening - a chance at Donald Trump moving towards being the GOP candidate, and a possibility of yet another early round of upsets for Clinton.

CNN poll released today: http://www.cnn.com...

We will see.
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2/1/2016 8:28:15 PM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/1/2016 8:24:40 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Ok, so now we move into the first state. This is really happening - a chance at Donald Trump moving towards being the GOP candidate, and a possibility of yet another early round of upsets for Clinton.

CNN poll released today: http://www.cnn.com...

We will see.

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2/2/2016 1:04:05 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
Turnout is apparently higher than expected!
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2/2/2016 1:07:47 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
I really hope Bernie wins the democratic caucus, but apparently turnout for new dem may not have been high enough to push him to victory
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2/2/2016 1:29:43 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
"After 30 minutes, the electioneering is temporarily halted and the supporters for each candidate are counted. At this point, the caucus officials determine which candidates are viable. Depending on the number of county delegates to be elected, the viability threshold is 15% of attendees. Once viability is determined, participants have roughly another 30 minutes to realign: the supporters of inviable candidates may find a viable candidate to support, join together with supporters of another inviable candidate to secure a delegate for one of the two, or choose to abstain"

https://en.wikipedia.org...

If a candidate fails to hit 15% among democrats, their supporters can pledge support to other candidates... O'Malley was polling at about 5% in Iowa prior to today, so his 5% is up for grabs in terms of number of delegates each candidate could get

Guess who happened to mold Martin O'Malley into the politician he is today?

Bill Clinton

http://www.dailymail.co.uk...

O'Malley could very well f*ck up Iowa for Sanders if Clinton siphons off his 5%, and that all also could depend on whether or not Sanders gets the turnout he needs to win in the first place
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2/2/2016 1:32:39 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/2/2016 1:29:43 AM, imabench wrote:
"After 30 minutes, the electioneering is temporarily halted and the supporters for each candidate are counted. At this point, the caucus officials determine which candidates are viable. Depending on the number of county delegates to be elected, the viability threshold is 15% of attendees. Once viability is determined, participants have roughly another 30 minutes to realign: the supporters of inviable candidates may find a viable candidate to support, join together with supporters of another inviable candidate to secure a delegate for one of the two, or choose to abstain"

https://en.wikipedia.org...

If a candidate fails to hit 15% among democrats, their supporters can pledge support to other candidates... O'Malley was polling at about 5% in Iowa prior to today, so his 5% is up for grabs in terms of number of delegates each candidate could get

Guess who happened to mold Martin O'Malley into the politician he is today?

Bill Clinton

http://www.dailymail.co.uk...

O'Malley could very well f*ck up Iowa for Sanders if Clinton siphons off his 5%, and that all also could depend on whether or not Sanders gets the turnout he needs to win in the first place

The democratic caucus system in Iowa is so weird. But it's almost charming, in an archaic type of way. It represents an American democracy that is mostly gone

The Republican caucus is basically a primary where you have to vote at a certain time instead of all day.
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2/2/2016 1:37:54 AM
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I strongly desire for Trump to win the Republican caucus too...

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2/2/2016 1:40:21 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
5% of the vote is in and Clinton is up 53-46 with O'Malley at 1
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2/2/2016 1:40:28 AM
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At 2/2/2016 1:37:54 AM, YYW wrote:
I strongly desire for Trump to win the Republican caucus too...

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Seriously?

you forgot the best hashtags :(

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2/2/2016 1:41:20 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/1/2016 8:24:40 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Ok, so now we move into the first state. This is really happening - a chance at Donald Trump moving towards being the GOP candidate, and a possibility of yet another early round of upsets for Clinton.

CNN poll released today: http://www.cnn.com...

We will see.

Damn those kids are fast talkers.
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2/2/2016 1:41:55 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/2/2016 1:04:05 AM, thett3 wrote:
Turnout is apparently higher than expected!

"But now, they"re having trouble registering this many people at once."
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2/2/2016 1:43:14 AM
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At 2/2/2016 1:40:21 AM, imabench wrote:
5% of the vote is in and Clinton is up 53-46 with O'Malley at 1

Supposedly they haven't registered everyone yet, and they need more registration forms - and this is more affecting younger voters.
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2/2/2016 1:44:50 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/2/2016 1:42:48 AM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
I want Sanders to win this so badly.

It makes me feel kind of queasy to see the Hillary supporters cheer tbh. I kinda regret being so harsh on Sanders early on. The BLM incident was obviously inexcusable but he's still a good guy....and much better than Shillary
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2/2/2016 1:46:53 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/2/2016 1:29:43 AM, imabench wrote:
"After 30 minutes, the electioneering is temporarily halted and the supporters for each candidate are counted. At this point, the caucus officials determine which candidates are viable. Depending on the number of county delegates to be elected, the viability threshold is 15% of attendees. Once viability is determined, participants have roughly another 30 minutes to realign: the supporters of inviable candidates may find a viable candidate to support, join together with supporters of another inviable candidate to secure a delegate for one of the two, or choose to abstain"

https://en.wikipedia.org...

If a candidate fails to hit 15% among democrats, their supporters can pledge support to other candidates... O'Malley was polling at about 5% in Iowa prior to today, so his 5% is up for grabs in terms of number of delegates each candidate could get

Guess who happened to mold Martin O'Malley into the politician he is today?

Bill Clinton

http://www.dailymail.co.uk...

O'Malley could very well f*ck up Iowa for Sanders if Clinton siphons off his 5%, and that all also could depend on whether or not Sanders gets the turnout he needs to win in the first place

If the RNC really conspired to defeat Trump they would have imposed their own viability threshold ... lol I really wish they did.
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2/2/2016 1:48:26 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/2/2016 1:40:21 AM, imabench wrote:
5% of the vote is in and Clinton is up 53-46 with O'Malley at 1

11% of the vote is in and Clinton is up 53-46 with O'Malley at 1
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2/2/2016 1:49:29 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/2/2016 1:43:14 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:40:21 AM, imabench wrote:
5% of the vote is in and Clinton is up 53-46 with O'Malley at 1

Supposedly they haven't registered everyone yet, and they need more registration forms - and this is more affecting younger voters.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com...
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"

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2/2/2016 1:52:07 AM
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If Trump is holding his own in the heavily evangelical rural areas that are coming in now it's a very good sign for him
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2/2/2016 1:52:31 AM
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At 2/2/2016 1:49:29 AM, imabench wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:43:14 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:40:21 AM, imabench wrote:
5% of the vote is in and Clinton is up 53-46 with O'Malley at 1

Supposedly they haven't registered everyone yet, and they need more registration forms - and this is more affecting younger voters.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com...

That's probably not good for you, if the results aren't reliable until a good portion of Sanders' camp can officially put their vote in.

They're also holding a caucus on Drake University campus.
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2/2/2016 1:52:58 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/2/2016 1:44:50 AM, thett3 wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:42:48 AM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
I want Sanders to win this so badly.

It makes me feel kind of queasy to see the Hillary supporters cheer tbh. I kinda regret being so harsh on Sanders early on. The BLM incident was obviously inexcusable but he's still a good guy....and much better than Shillary

Well, if he loses, I will blame your harshness for dissuading Iowan voters.
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2/2/2016 1:53:31 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/2/2016 1:48:26 AM, imabench wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:40:21 AM, imabench wrote:
5% of the vote is in and Clinton is up 53-46 with O'Malley at 1

11% of the vote is in and Clinton is up 53-46 with O'Malley at 1

17% of the vote is in and Clinton is up 53-46 with O'Malley at 1
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2/2/2016 1:54:07 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/2/2016 1:49:29 AM, imabench wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:43:14 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:40:21 AM, imabench wrote:
5% of the vote is in and Clinton is up 53-46 with O'Malley at 1

Supposedly they haven't registered everyone yet, and they need more registration forms - and this is more affecting younger voters.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com...

Basically this:

"The Democratic Caucus is just getting started. They"re asking observers to leave the room because it"s so insanely packed. It"s absolutely a Bernie crowd. Hillary chants have been completely drowned out. A NARAL rep even told me "This isn"t going to go our way." NARAL endorsed Hillary."
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2/2/2016 1:54:41 AM
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At 2/2/2016 1:52:31 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:49:29 AM, imabench wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:43:14 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:40:21 AM, imabench wrote:
5% of the vote is in and Clinton is up 53-46 with O'Malley at 1

Supposedly they haven't registered everyone yet, and they need more registration forms - and this is more affecting younger voters.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com...

That's probably not good for you, if the results aren't reliable until a good portion of Sanders' camp can officially put their vote in.

That wasnt a coherent sentence

They're also holding a caucus on Drake University campus.
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2/2/2016 1:56:24 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/2/2016 1:54:41 AM, imabench wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:52:31 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:49:29 AM, imabench wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:43:14 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:40:21 AM, imabench wrote:
5% of the vote is in and Clinton is up 53-46 with O'Malley at 1

Supposedly they haven't registered everyone yet, and they need more registration forms - and this is more affecting younger voters.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com...

That's probably not good for you, if the results aren't reliable until a good portion of Sanders' camp can officially put their vote in.

That wasnt a coherent sentence

A bunch of (mostly) Bernie voters are having trouble registering. They will get more registration forms.

They're also holding a caucus on Drake University campus.
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2/2/2016 1:56:25 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
The Berninator is done you guys, I'm sorry to say
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2/2/2016 1:59:59 AM
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At 2/2/2016 1:53:31 AM, imabench wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:48:26 AM, imabench wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:40:21 AM, imabench wrote:
5% of the vote is in and Clinton is up 53-46 with O'Malley at 1

11% of the vote is in and Clinton is up 53-46 with O'Malley at 1

17% of the vote is in and Clinton is up 53-46 with O'Malley at *<1*
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2/2/2016 2:00:11 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 2/2/2016 1:54:41 AM, imabench wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:52:31 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:49:29 AM, imabench wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:43:14 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 2/2/2016 1:40:21 AM, imabench wrote:
5% of the vote is in and Clinton is up 53-46 with O'Malley at 1

Supposedly they haven't registered everyone yet, and they need more registration forms - and this is more affecting younger voters.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com...

That's probably not good for you, if the results aren't reliable until a good portion of Sanders' camp can officially put their vote in.

That wasnt a coherent sentence

Yes it was, though it technically is a dependent clause of a sentence.

They're also holding a caucus on Drake University campus.
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2/2/2016 2:00:55 AM
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Ben Carson is reportedly dropping out.
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