Tulsi Gets First Delegate, from Her Place of Birth No Less

Yes, the results from American Samoa are in, first to report 100% on Super Tuesday, and Tulsi is on the board, with over 20% of the vote, in second place behind (surprise) Michael Bloomberg, who also earns his first delegates tonight. Biden, Sanders and Warren didn't hit the 15% viability threshold and are shut out.

https://www.businessinsider.com/american-samoa-democratic-caucus-live-re...

Bloomberg 49.86% 5 delegates
Tulsi 29.34% 1 delegate
Sanders 10.54% 0 delegates
Biden 8.83% 0 delegates
Warren 1.42% 0 delegates

Now, if the DNC sticks to the same criteria for the upcoming debate as they had for the last three, one delegate should be sufficient for Tulsi to return to the debate stage. Of course, they've been known to change the rules in the middle of the game before, but this time it looks like they won't have the excuse of too many candidates, particularly if Liz drops out if she can't win her home state.

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Wooohoooo! American Samoa!

This is awesome!!!

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is saying that Tulsi received 2 delegates.

Considering the vote proportion, that would make much more sense.

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...what's with the Samoans and Bloomberg???

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In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

the voting public with his slick, seductive, misleading ads, @The Liberal Moonbat . If you didn't know any better, you might think he was everything we want.

Mike Bloomberg is all the proof we need that the Citizens United decision should be overturned.

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Lurking in the wings is Hillary, like some terrifying bat hanging by her feet in a cavern below the DNC. A bat with theropod instincts. -- Fred Reed https://tinyurl.com/vgvuhcl

@laurel , overturning CU would do nothing to stop a Bloomberg. It was the Buckley v decision in the late 1970s that said a candidate is free to spend as much of his/her own money on an election campaign. A few wealthy people have dumped large sums into their campaigns - Perot, Steve Forbes, Romney ('08), and Trump. None of them are in Bloomberg's wealth class and three of them expected that they would be reimbursed from later contributions (they weren't).

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@Marie . Buckley v. Valeo. Yes, that's when money became speech. Maybe someday we can overturn both Buckley v. Valeo and Citizens United, but not with the current court. And if we can't get a good strong slate of people's candidates into office ... then perhaps never.

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Lurking in the wings is Hillary, like some terrifying bat hanging by her feet in a cavern below the DNC. A bat with theropod instincts. -- Fred Reed https://tinyurl.com/vgvuhcl

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@The Liberal Moonbat
that Bloomberg had 7 paid staff in Samoa. Who else did that? When was the last time anybody did that?

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"The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function." -- Albert Bartlett

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@The Liberal Moonbat

like many of the Pacific islands, the vast majority of the population is Christian, and like many Pacific Islands the population revere their Chiefs and religious leaders. The American Samoan Chief endorsed Bloomberg. Why he did is a partly explained in the following article from The Hill ... Climate change is a very immediate and tangible experience for pacific Islanders.

"I believe in Mike's message of change for the people of American Samoa — he has the experience and the vision to bring about the change we need — including staving off climate change, which will be devastating to our home. He has my family's vote, and my village,” the chief said, according to a campaign release.

I haven't seen Bloomberg's ads there, but I can imagine he promised to help them in that regard.

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She needed and more than deserved at least a delegate for her self-sacrificing, steadfast courage and honesty throughout this crooked campaign season. From the preponderance of Bloomberg votes, it looks like American Samoans haven't been paying close attention, but thankfully some of them could see past sophisticated advertisements to recognize one who is truly their own.

Thank you, Samoa.

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Lurking in the wings is Hillary, like some terrifying bat hanging by her feet in a cavern below the DNC. A bat with theropod instincts. -- Fred Reed https://tinyurl.com/vgvuhcl

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@laurel @laurel Now that Tulsi has at least one delegate, the DNC will not look good if they refuse to let her name be placed in nomination at the DNC convention.

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what kind of convoluted excuse they can come up with, @Alligator Ed .

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Lurking in the wings is Hillary, like some terrifying bat hanging by her feet in a cavern below the DNC. A bat with theropod instincts. -- Fred Reed https://tinyurl.com/vgvuhcl

Literally, minutes after Tulsi gained delegates.

https://twitter.com/XochitlHinojosa/status/1235009904634728448?s=20

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whenever pure, clear light shines their way, @apenultimate . They have become entirely predictable.

I am still a registered Democrat for the purpose of this primary, but it feels like a coating of putrid dung-infested rot all over me, and when the primary is over, I hope to align with like-minded souls who have the will to take this country back for the people. I expect Tulsi and Bernie to be a part of the movement, for they do not belong with the filth that has shamelessly abused them (and us) over the past four years.

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Lurking in the wings is Hillary, like some terrifying bat hanging by her feet in a cavern below the DNC. A bat with theropod instincts. -- Fred Reed https://tinyurl.com/vgvuhcl

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@laurel
cockroaches work for the good of the many.
Humans, in general, work for themselves.
I humbly leave my footprint to the roaches.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

Tulsi got 102 votes in American Samoa, and that netted her a delegate. 102 votes. If not for DNC f**kery, that would put her on stage at the next Fear Factor episode debate.

Bernie should boycott the debate if Tulsi's not there. Or, use his time to call out the election fraud that is everywhere in U.S. elections.

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@tle

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elected president this year, nor is it likely in four years. Look at the struggles Bernie is having with all his organization. If progressives don’t hang together, they will be pushed aside by the DNC.

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