Slow and Steady: New Mexcio is still counting votes?

It’s no longer Super Tuesday. Hell, it isn’t even Ash Wednesday anymore. It is Saturday and after four days, New Mexico is still counting votes to decide if Obama or Clinton “won” the state. What the hell is going on down there? Well, it’s actually quite simple. The state is waiting to count more than 17,000 provisional ballots before they announce a winner. Currently, Clinton is only leading by slightly over 1,000 votes, so the provisional ballots will be very influential.

But what’s a provisional ballot? Provisional ballots are given to people who show up at the wrong polling place, whose names were not on the registered voters list or requested an absentee ballot but never sent it in. These ballots have begun to be tallied but could still take several more days before a final count is in.

Who will benefit from the provisional ballots? It’s hard to tell, but showing up a the wrong polling place is a pretty rookie mistake, and most first-time voters support Obama.

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter who wins or loses. With such a close race in the state, Obama and Clinton will split the delegates. However, it’s always nice to be able to say you “won.”

Clinton, Obama Await N.M. Caucus Tally – [Associated Press]

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  1. The Clinton campaign didn’t have a healthcare plan befor it felled and they don’t have one now. Well to be honest, if everyone is a goverment employee, then the Clinton healthcare plan will work for everyone. Unfortunately some are self employed, independent contractors or work for private employors or small business. Under the Clinton healthcare plan these people would be penalized if they don’t pay for their healthcare. This means that most of your family members and friends will have their paychecks garnished. We all know that it doesn’t stop there if it is a goverment enforcement. There will be fines and then misdemeanors which is a criminal offense defined as less serious than a felony. Why did Ms. Clinton decide on this approach? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out. Big business, big Corporation call it what you will, they want their money back and in order for Ms. Clinton to get their support in her race to presidency she is giving victory to one side (the healthcare providers) by promising to them that she will have the poeople wages garnished if they continue to give healthcare. Thus allowing her to shout the words “UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE” This is a shady tactic and makes fools out of every american that falls for this trick. The Obama healthcare plan is for the people. Poor people, middle class and rich people can rest assured that there is no tricks or penalties in the Obama healthcare plan. VOTE OBAMA!!

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