Caucus + Primary = Confused Voters
Washington State holds both a caucus and a presidential primary. If that's not quirky enough, the GOP and the Dems treat each one differently. (...
Washington State holds both a caucus and a presidential primary. If that's not quirky enough, the GOP and the Dems treat each one differently. (Short story: the GOP counts both toward assigning its delegates; the Dems only count the caucus.)
Some voters are confused, like the guy who called in to the Seattle Times' political reporter David Postman, berating Postman for reporting that Barack Obama had won the state before the people had even voted. (Obama, of course, won last week's caucus; the primary isn't until next week.)
"You might want to wait until after Tuesday, when all the ballots are in, to say somebody won. You guys look stupid."
Mmm, somebody looks stupid, all right.
You can listen to the dude's voicemail message on the Times' politics blog.
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