Democrats Abroad primary, 2008

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The 2008 Democrats Abroad primary took place from February 5, 2008 (Super Tuesday) until February 12. The first voting began at midnight in Indonesia, with one of the first unofficial results came from a polling station at the JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta. Of roughly 100 votes, 75% were for Senator Barack Obama and 25% for Senator Hillary Clinton.[1] The midnight vote was an attempt to replicate the voting at Dixville Notch, New Hampshire during the New Hampshire primary.[2] This was the first Democrats Abroad primary in which voters could vote online, and by the end of the primary, online votes had been cast from 164 countries and territories. Democrats Abroad announced the worldwide results on February 21, 2008, declaring Barack Obama the winner.[3] Democrats Abroad held a global convention on April 12, 2008.

Results[edit]

Key: Withdrew
prior to contest

Primary[edit]

Primary dates: February 5–12 2008

National pledged delegate votes determined: 7 (of 7)

Democrats Abroad presidential primary, 2008[4]
Candidate Votes Percentage National delegate votes[5]
Barack Obama 15,214 65.85%
Hillary Clinton 7,501 32.46%
John Edwards 159 0.69% 0
Dennis Kucinich 143 0.62% 0
Bill Richardson 19 0.08% 0
Joe Biden 15 0.06% 0
Uncommitted 54 0.23% 0
Totals 23,105 100.00% 7

Regional caucus[edit]

While the nine pledged regional delegates (each with a half vote, for a total of 4½ votes) were selected at the regional caucuses, the number allocated to each candidate was pre-determined by the results of the primary. According to the Democrats Abroad Delegate Selection Plan: "The binding presidential preference primary will determine the allocation of these nine (9) At-Large Delegates among the presidential candidates; the Regional Caucus will elect such Delegates based on such allocation."[6]:I.A.4.b

Caucus dates: March 15–April 11, 2008

National pledged delegate votes determined: 0 (of 7)

Democrats Abroad Democratic regional caucuses, 2008
Candidate Regional delegate votes Percentage National delegate votes
Barack Obama 3 66.67%
Hillary Clinton 33.33%
Totals 100.00% 7

Global convention[edit]

While the five pledged At-Large and pledged PLEO delegates (each with a half vote, for a total of 2½ votes) were selected at the global convention, the number allocated to each candidate was pre-determined by the results of the primary. According to the Democrats Abroad Delegate Selection Plan: "The binding presidential preference primary will determine the allocation of these three (3) At-Large Delegates and the two (2) Pledged PLEO Delegates among the presidential candidates; the Global Convention will elect such Delegates based on such allocation."[6]:I.A.4.c

Convention date: April 12, 2008

National pledged delegate votes determined: 0 (of 7)

Democrats Abroad Democratic presidential global convention, 2008
Candidate At-Large and PLEO delegate votes Percentage National delegate votes
Barack Obama 60.00%
Hillary Clinton 1 40.00%
Totals 100.00% 7

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McDowell, Robin (2008-02-04). "Democrats Overseas Head to Polls". TIME. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Obama wins first US Democratic Party voting abroad on 'Super Tuesday'". AFP. 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  3. ^ "Obama Wins Democrats Abroad Global Primary". Democrats Abroad. 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 
  4. ^ "Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary" (PDF). Democrats Abroad. 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2008-03-18. 
  5. ^ Berg-Andersson, Richard (2008-02-29). "Democrats Abroad Democrat Presidential Nominating Process". The Green Papers. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  6. ^ a b Marques, Christine Schon (2008-03-13). "Democrats Abroad Delegate Selection and Affirmative Action Plans for the 2008 Democratic National Convention" (PDF). Democrats Abroad. Retrieved 2008-03-29. 

External links[edit]