Rounding the bend………. 25 January 2008Posted by marisacat in 2008 Election, DC Politics, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.
From ABC’s The Note:
Nuts and bolts of South Carolina Democratic Primary:
Polls open: 7:00 am ET Polls close: 7:00 pm ET
Forty-five delegates are up for grabs.
African-Americans make up 29 percent of the state’s population and make up 47 percent of the voters in the 2004 Democratic primary. Black voters went for John Edwards over John Kerry 37-34 percent. On Saturday, African-Americans are expected to make up at least half of the voters in the primary, and probably more.
South Carolina has an open primary: independents can vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary but not both. The Republican primary was last Saturday so an independent who voted on Jan. 19 cannot vote again in Saturday’s primary.
There are 2,445,755 registered voters (There is no same-day registration).
Absentee ballots are due on primary day and can be returned by fax.
More than you wanted to know… ;)
– If Obama is performing very well in counties like Williamsburg, Florence, Marion and Clarendon, it could indicate a big win for him. These are counties with large African-American population
– Clinton’s areas are Charleston, Greenville, and Columbia (Richland County). She can do well in these places among educated liberal women. Columbia is a college town (USC) and Clinton has a strong network of elected officials in Richland County.
– If Edwards is getting 25-35 percent in the Upstate counties (Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, York, Chester) then this could really hurt Clinton. These counties are the places where Edwards’ economic message can play well — textile mills closing — and if he gets broad support, it will likely be at the expense of Clinton.
Can you imagine if the Monte Carto had caught fire the day of the NV Caucuses?
Real Clear Politics, POLLS: South Carolina / Democrats… (they have Intrade too)
oh just for good measure: MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY NEW YEAR… HAPPY FITZMAS, Put the tooth under your pillow for the Tooth Fairy, Clap for Peter Pan! TInker Bell will not forget you!…
and never forget:
FIrst you fall in love, then you fall in line (Bill Clinton, Harkin Steak Fry, 2003)