THE POPULAR VOTE AND CAUCUSES
Talk Left has some interesting statistics.
Do you know that if 8,000 voters come out in Wyoming today to select their 13 delegates that means that 615 Wyomingians will be selecting a delegate to our national convention (8000 divided by 13.) By contrast, when 4.4 million Californians voted in their primary, they selected 370 delegates, which is to say 1 delegate for every 11,892 Californian who voted.
The will of the people? Please never mention that phrase again when discussing the pledged delegate count.
From the thread: "The total vote to total delegates is listed as 8553 Obama to 9289 Clinton." In other words, Clinton has had to garner 736 more votes for every delegate she's gotten than Obama has had to get for every delegate he's earned. Boy, that's some disadvantage.
On the popular vote --
Among self-identified Democrats:
Without Florida and Michigan: Hillary +588,000
With Florida: Hillary +820,000
With Florida and Michigan: Hillary +933,000
On another note, I can't believe we've let another four years go by without fixing the Electoral College.