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Texas Caucus System—I’ll Get To Vote A Third Time!

I attended my precinct caucus last night here in Houston to show my support for Barack Obama.

This in addition to the vote I had cast earlier in the day.  

There were many people there.

Something like 230 people signed in for Mr. Obama or Senator Clinton.

I overheard that last time there were maybe 20 people at this caucus.

( Here is an explanation of this process.)

Waiting outside to be allowed into the church to start the process, Clinton and Obama supporters stood apart from each other.

I will support whoever wins the nomination.

I felt that the process was organized well enough and that people were respectful of each other.

Oh well—Maybe I’ll see a street fight somewhere soon. 

In my precinct, Mr. Obama won more delegates to the next round than did Mrs. Clinton.

People were asked if they would like to attend the next round. I guess these are caucuses of State Senate districts.

They will held on March 29.

I said I would go since this would allow me to vote a third time.

What a silly process.

And what an unfair process.

Mrs. Clinton won the popular vote in Texas.

That should be the bottom line.

Yet Mr. Obama appears to be the statewide winner from this process.

Still, I want to vote as often as I am able.

It’s like I’m getting away with something.

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March 5, 2008 - Posted by | Houston, Politics, Texas, Texas Primary '08 | , , , , , , ,

8 Comments »

  1. In Pct. 125, Obama led with 7 delegates (83 caucused for him) vs. Hillary’s 4 delegates (55 caucused for her.) I also will be going on to the State Senate 7 Convention to vote a third time (for Hillary). Great job, Neil! 🙂

    Comment by Brandon | March 5, 2008

  2. In precinct 36, here in El Paso, the tally was 68 for Clinton, 26 for Obama. 17 delegates were at stake, of which Clinton won 13.

    This seems to have been more or less the outcome throughout El Paso.

    Comment by Jeff | March 6, 2008

  3. did you get to wear the funny hat and/or ring the bell?

    Comment by geo | March 6, 2008

  4. Brandon & Jeff–Thanks for the reports from the hustings.

    George–Yes and I am weraing the hat and ringing the bell right now as well.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | March 6, 2008

  5. My wife and I voted in Pct. 117 where Sen. Clinton received 7 of 11 delegates… and we decided to become a part of the process. That is we raised our hands to be delegates. She was selected as a delegate, and I was chosen as an alternate. I won’t say who I am supporting, only that in the end, whoever gets the nod, gets my vote. I could support either of them, but I don’t know if I could ever support McCain.

    To those of you who were selected by your peers to be delegates/alternates, good luck, and hopefully we will all get to meet and have an awesome BBQ in Austin this summer 🙂

    Comment by Steve | March 7, 2008

  6. Steve–While I don’t agree with the process, it is true that it is bringing Democrats out to take part in the process and meet each other.

    You’re nice to report here on the caucus you and wife took part in. Please visit the blog again.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | March 8, 2008

  7. I love the last line of your blog…”It’s like I’m getting away with something.” That really cracked me up this evening. As a Dallas-area Democrat, I feel like the whole convention sideshow made us Texas Dems look foolish.

    Oh well, it was fun.

    Great blog.

    Comment by Judith | March 15, 2008

  8. Judith–Still more to come in the next round in just under two weeks. Thanks for the comment,

    Comment by Neil Aquino | March 16, 2008


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