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.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Puerto Rico the Source for Bilingual Teachers Across the Country2 minutes ago
Judge Rules Officer Statements Can Be Used in Freddie Gray Case4 minutes ago
Los Angles Cop Accuses LAPD of Racial Discrimination, Against Whites34 minutes ago
Why Tax Incentives Could Change One State's Constitution1 hour ago
Albuquerque Gives Panhandlers Day Jobs, Not Tickets2 hours ago
Wrongly Convicted Prisoners' Freedom on Hold Because of Illinois' Budget Fight7 hours ago