City News Supports Barack – Your Vote Matters!!

City is endorsing Barack Obama for the Democratic ticket for president this year.  The article is a very well thought-out piece that goes into the reasons not to endorse Hillary, Kucinich or Jon Edwards as well as discussing their reasoning for endorsing Barack.  I tend to agree with the article on all points, since of course I endorsed Barack as well.

BTW, for those of you who don’t know and are wondering whether your vote in the primaries will even matter, take heart!  While I would certainly argue that your vote always counts, keep in mind that this is not an Electoral College style vote.  The winner does not take all, rather each candidate gets a proportion.  This article lays out the way it works fairly well, but the point is that the delegates you’re casting votes for are awarded to the candidates proportionately, meaning that if the candidates split the state 33%, 33% and 34%, they each get that many delegates.

More delegates are awarded by the state Dem Party leaders and others by a committee of Democrats.  Those will likely go to Hillary, of course, but that’s not guaranteed.   And a large chunk of delegates are up for grabs by all the candidates.  So, even if your candidate doesn’t “win” the state, they still get a boost going into the Convention that might just push them over the top!

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.