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Tue Apr 12, 2016, 07:26 AM

 

Bernie Sanders Gains Delegates in Colorado After Misreported Results

Bernie Sanders won one more delegate in Colorado than first projected after the Colorado Democratic Party admitted this week that it misreported the March 1 caucus results from 10 precinct locations.

The error first uncovered by The Denver Post was shared with rival Hillary Clinton's campaign by party officials but kept from Sanders until the Post told his staff Monday night.

The mistake is a minor shift with major implications. The new projection now shows the Vermont senator winning 39 delegates in Colorado, compared to 27 for Clinton.

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But the corrected numbers for Denver County give Sanders 15,194 votes, or 56.5 percent, and Clinton with 11,527, or 43 percent, according to official party results.


http://www.denverpost.com/election/ci_29755029/colorado-democrats-admit-mistake-that-cost-bernie-sanders

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Response to DemocracyDirect (Original post)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 07:35 AM

1. Some weird stuff with this.

Whomever dialed the numbers in must have had a little weirdness happen. The official results were reported correctly, but when they dialed them in using the touch-tone, it looks like something got transposed."

Democratic Party officials discovered the error a week or so after the caucus when it reviewed the votes from the official precinct paperwork. But it did not publicly admit the mistake, nor change the website where it reported caucus results, coloradocaucus.org. The website still featured the incorrect numbers Monday night.

The website, Palacio said, "is only used for reporting to the press. It wasn't used in an official way. So we didn't go back and actually look at the website versus the math sheets."

Palacio told the Clinton campaign, but he never informed the Sanders campaign which didn't realize the mistake until informed by The Post.


Ooops!

Asked why he told one campaign and not the other, Palacio said "it didn't necessarily affect (them). It was our mistake that ended up affecting the estimation on Hillary's campaign."

Seriously? Percentages go from:
Sanders - 14,624 votes, or 54 percent, in Denver County to 15,194 votes, or 56.5 percent
Clinton - 12,097 votes, or 45 percent to 11,527, or 43 percent

and it only affects Clinton? Ummm . . . Palacio you may want to rethink that one!

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Response to Nanjeanne (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 07:41 AM

3. It's strange how these things always help Hillary, until they get fixed because they became obvious.

 

Similar reporting errors occurred in two counties in Wisconsin. They were fixed sometime the next day.

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Response to DemocracyDirect (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 08:11 AM

5. It is not funny at all. This whole election stinks of election fraud by the Hillary campaign.

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Response to Kip Humphrey (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 08:19 AM

6. I agree.

 

But then I wonder sometimes if there aren't even more invisible actors at play.

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Response to DemocracyDirect (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 08:28 AM

8. Well there is the integration of new electronic voter registration & GEM$ vote software plus the

Microsoft app (made specifically for Hillary for 2016) that also integrates with the voter registration software.

Oh, and then there are the republicons: "Tricky" Dick (Nixon) didn't get his nickname long before Watergate for nothing!

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Response to Name removed (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 07:46 AM

4. Well it's a spread of two delegates.

 

It's not the first time we've added a delegate or two.

And it's not the first time weirdness has helped Hillary and hurt Bernie.

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Response to DemocracyDirect (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 08:57 AM

10. It's not even the delegates - it's amazing that they only told the Clinton campaign about this

They never told Bernie's people.

And never alerted the media or changed their website info.

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Response to Nanjeanne (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 09:06 AM

13. We need to get to the bottom of this.

 

If every state was to "accidentally" give one delegate to Hillary Clinton...

... that would be a 100 delegate difference.

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Response to DemocracyDirect (Original post)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 08:20 AM

7. "The error... shared with rival Hillary Clinton's campaign by party officials but kept from Sanders"

This is what stands out most to me here.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 08:50 AM

9. Yes, as in... We have a problem, is there something we can do about it?

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Response to JudyM (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 09:03 AM

11. I agree we need to look at every state and check the numbers.

 

And we need to add to the list of disenfranchisement and voting irregularities that are taking place throughout the primaries.

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Response to DemocracyDirect (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 12, 2016, 09:05 AM

12. Yep. Bernie's team is short staffed, volunteers need to take more on.

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