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How the Texas Democratic Primary/Caucus works

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As the 2008 election moves further along, the process for choosing delegates just keeps on getting weirder. This coming Tuesday will bring us one of the weirdest of all: Texas. Not content with having a primary or a caucus, Texas chose to go with both. A normal primary election will be held on March 4th, with 126 pledged delegates up for grabs. Pretty standard stuff. However, 15 minutes after the polls close, each precinct holds a caucus to determine the fate of 67 additional pledged delegates. So not only do the candidates try to get people out to vote, they try to get them there at the end of the day so that they will stick around and caucus. You can read a lot more about it here.

Check out these people caucusing in what I am certain is the basement of the Alamo:



Written by Scott

February 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm

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  1. Texas. A state so big it has primaries AND caucusi. My heart swells with pride. Also, that is sooo not the basement of the Alamo. The basement of the Alamo was on King of the Hill the other night and I don’t see the Jim Bowie statue or the Davy Crockett statue. Besides, San Antonio ain’t that white. It’s obviously Austin. 🙂

    Brett L

    March 2, 2008 at 9:17 pm

  2. This is why Texas exiled you to Florida.


    March 2, 2008 at 9:50 pm

  3. Brett ~Texas pride

    also, caucusi = my new favorite word. Thanks for introducing me to that one.


    March 3, 2008 at 11:36 am

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