Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sucks To Be Black In Alabama...Unless You're Hillary Clinton

So on Super Tuesday in Alabama Barack Obama received 56% of the vote compared to Clinton’s 42% thanks to a large turnout by black voters who voted 80% for Obama. Here is the shitty part, due to the fact that delegates are handed out by congressional districts, and congressional districts in Alabama have been historically drawn to marginalize the black vote (i.e. the district line runs through black areas so that half vote in one district and the other half vote in a separate district), thanks to all of this Hillary Clinton has received 25 delegates compared to Obama’s 26 delegates, even though Obama carried the state by 14%...shitty indeed.

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