Texas Voting is “Convoluted”

At least that is what the Washington Post is saying…

System Worries Clinton Backers – washingtonpost.com
Supporters of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton are worried that convoluted delegate rules in Texas could water down the impact of strong support for her among Hispanic voters there, creating a new obstacle for her in the must-win presidential primary contest.

They go on to explain it like this…

The disparity in delegate distribution is just one of the unusual aspects of Texas’s complex system for apportioning delegates. The scheme has been in use for two decades but is coming under increased scrutiny because the March 4 presidential contest is the first in years that gives the state a potentially decisive voice in choosing the party’s nominee.

Under rules described in the 37-page Texas delegate selection plan, two-thirds of the state’s 228 delegates will be chosen based on the vote in each of 31 state Senate districts. The remaining delegates will be chosen based in part on the outcome of caucuses held on election night after the polls close.

So after hearing for a week or so from the Clinton camp how the Caucus System favors Obama and the Primary System favors Clinton, then about how the Clinton network in Texas makes it a great state for her side, we (they) discover that Texas does it both ways. And to top it all off, the number of delegates is proportional to the number of voters in the last general election…And they thought this would be easy?

What the hell did they expect from the state that gave the world George W Bush?

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