Sunday, August 20, 2006

The Democratic Calendar

The Democratic National Committee is trying to enforce a new delegate-selection calendar that would reduce the influence of Iowa and New Hampshire. The New York Times reports: "Any candidate who campaigns in a state that does not abide by the new calendar will be stripped at the party convention of delegates won in that state." This punishment may not have much effect. Of the 4,341 delegates to the 2004 Democratic convention, New Hampshire sent 27 (0.62 percent) and Iowa sent 56 (1.3 percent).

1 comment:

carlo-11 said...

Great blog site. Iowa and New Hampshire probably belong to hte Republicans, or is it just that they don't have that many Democratic delegates. In this case they have very little to offer in the selection of delegates.