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Explaining State Superdelegates to the TDP Convention


by: Phillip Martin

Sat Mar 29, 2008 at 09:44 AM CDT


KT built this list and this google document - I'm just going to be updating it today while he's at the convention. Additionally, both Michael Hurta, David Mauro, and others here at BOR will be helping provide results throughout the day. This is a true team effort, so keep checking back throughout the day for more. -- Phillip

State Superdelegate Tracker -- Produced Exclusively by BOR

There are "national" Superdelegates from Texas, and "state" Superdelegates from Texas. Here's the big difference:

The "national" Superdelegates are the ones who get to cast individual votes at the national convention. We've been tracking them here in Texas for some time -- you can, too, by going to our TX Superdelegate Watch page.

The "state" Superdelegates is the same premise as the national system, only at the state level. There are 351 "state Superdelegates" from Texas, made up of the SDEC membership from each County, and the County Chairs from each County. In other words, if you are on the SDEC or serve as a County Chair, you automatically get to go to the State Convention, where you can cast a vote for either candidate.

State Superdelegate Tracker -- Produced Exclusively by BOR

Two important things to remember:

  • There are going to be 7,315 delegates allocated to the State Convention via the process that is occuring over the weekend for the state convention.
  • Therefore, about 4.5% of the total delegates to the State Convention are "Superdelegates" -- 351 of the total 7,649 delegates (NOW I've done the math right, and thanks to someone for correcting me).

We've created a "state Superdelegate" tracking page as well, which we will be updating throughout the course of the weekend as best we can. The link is below:

State Superdelegate Tracker -- Produced Exclusively by BOR

On that page, we've got the complete list of the "state Superdelegates" along with which candidate they support, and a note about how we know who they are supporting. As I said, we hope to update/build that list more over the course of the weekend -- but it's an entirely people-powered document, so if you are on that list (or know how someone voted on that list this weekend) let us know and/or give us contact information to verify it. 

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Superdelegate (0.00 / 0)

I think we have two very fine, history making candidates, but my focus remains on our great slate of Texas candidates.  I currently consider myself Uncommitted.

Susan Culp
SDEC SD 9


State super delegate (3.00 / 1)
I am SDEC#18 and I am for Senator Obama. Donald Bankston

Great -- thanks! (0.00 / 0)


Now, a very great man once said that some people rob you with a fountain pen.

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sd 15 (0.00 / 0)
pretty sure Ken Yarbrough is an Obama supporter, he's an at large delegate for Obama from SD 15 if I recall.

The State Super Delegate list is *slightly* flawed... (0.00 / 0)
...in that new County Chairs were elected in the Primary. For example, I live in Austin County. Our incoming County Chair is Harold Huff (who will be our "Super Delegate" to the State Convention), not Mary Barrow as indicated on the spreadsheet.

"A time comes when silence is betrayal." Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Right (0.00 / 0)
We're aware of this, and I've been meaning to do a "call" for updated County Chairs. I think we're going to do it next week, after the run-off.

Now, a very great man once said that some people rob you with a fountain pen.

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