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Even though we are fighting each other politically Tooth, and Nail? CONGRATULATION'S on your victory.

 

I still don't like your group "Democrats", I still don't like that your group supports Chavez "And that was just to make this administration look bad".

 

Even with that, and a whole lot of other things? I tip my hat off to you.

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Today's primary election displayed America's polarization is alive and well with an overwhelming vote for Obama from blacks and the slight edge for Clinton from whites.

 

I think it's safe to say that Clinton has halted Obama's momentum in Ohio. She took the state by a small margin by bringing her base back together: women, older voters, low-income voters, and core Democrats.

 

Ohio is Old America, where manufacturing once roared with tires and steel and built a middle class, a place that now is short on education and innovation and long on anger about globalization. Immigration is an issue here, but ethnic diversity is still largely a matter of black and white.

 

Mrs. Clinton got a major boost from an Obama gaffe about an advisor's meeting at the Canadian consulate in Chicago. A leaked memo suggested Obama's opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was insincere. Obama first denied the meeting took place, giving the story legs. Then he had to explain the meeting, defend his advisor, and explain where he stands on trade.

 

As of this morning Clinton had 54 percent to Obama's 44 percent of the Ohio vote.

 

New America is Texas, where cross-border trade is not a dirty word, where some of those manufacturing jobs from Ohio have migrated, where the population swells with Hispanics. It's a place where risk is in the state's DNA, from the oil business to computer start-ups.

 

In a complex system, nicknamed the "Texas Two-step," Democrats have 193 pledged delegates to dole out based on primary vote results and a series of caucuses that began with precinct conventions after the polls closed Tuesday. Thirty-five others are unpledged delegates. Only voters who cast a ballot in the Democratic primary could take part in a caucus.

 

As of this morning Clinton had 51 percent to Obama's 48 percent of the Texas vote.

 

Mr Obama remains ahead by 1,286 Delegates to Mrs. Clinton 1,162 Delegates.The race will continue through Wyoming this weekend, Mississippi next week, and to Pennsylvania on April 22.

 

 

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Guest Lyn Utrecht

MEMORANDUM

 

TO: Interested Parties

 

FROM: Lyn Utrecht

Campaign Counsel

 

RE: Caucus Irregularities

 

The campaign legal hotline has been flooded with calls containing specific accusations of irregularities and voter intimidation against the Obama campaign. This activity is undemocratic, probably illegal, and reflects a wanton disregard for the caucus process.

 

The three most egregious categories are:

 

1) Irregularities: Prematurely Taking Precinct Convention Packets by Obama Campaign

 

Numerous calls have shown that Obama supporters prematurely removed convention packets from polling places. Packets may not legally given out until 7:15 PM or when the last voter has cast a ballot in the primary. The Texas State Party warned the Obama campaign in writing that they may not take these packets early or remove them from the polling locations. The Party directed that these irregularities be reported to law enforcement "since they amount to criminal violations." The Party stated "removing convention packets . . . will not be tolerated."

 

A sampling of the precincts where this occurred are:

 

659 - Tarrant

709 - Houston

2316 - Tarrant

1205 - Dallas

3127 - Bexar

3082 - Fort Bend

18/224 - Harris

3221 - Dallas

87 - El Paso

851 - Houston

115 - Harris

470 - Galveston

388 - Harris

3000 - Dallas

1214 - Dallas

20 - Medina

205 - Walker

 

2) Voter Intimidation: Lock-out of Clinton caucus goers by Obama Campaign

 

Numerous calls have been received that the Obama campaign has taken over caucus sites and locked the doors, excluding Clinton campaign supporters from participating in the caucus. The Clinton supporters have been unable to enter the premises to caucus. In at least one instance, law enforcement was called and forcibly opened the caucus site.

 

A sampling of the precincts where this occurred are:

 

4401 - Dallas

2052 - Tarrant

4402 - Dallas

75 - Harris

18 - Hardin

259 - Harris

124 - Nueces

4050 - Tarrant

115 - Harris

6 - Roma County

78 - Jefferson

117 - Denton

 

3. There are numerous instances of Obama supporters filing out precinct convention sign-in sheets during the day and submitting them as completed vote totals at caucus. This is expressly against the rules. The sign-in sheets were copied by the Obama campaign from the Texas Democratic Party website and taken by supporters to various polling places to sign-up caucus goers prior to the start of the caucuses

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Guest Obama For President

When the dust settles from today's contests, we will maintain our substantial lead in delegates. And thanks to millions of people standing for change, we will keep adding delegates and capture the Democratic nomination.

 

We knew from the day we began this journey that the road would be long. And we knew what we were up against.

 

We knew that the closer we got to the change we seek, the more we'd see of the politics we're trying to end -- the attacks and distortions that try to distract us from the issues that matter to people's lives, the stunts and the tactics that ask us to fear instead of hope.

 

But this time -- this year -- it will not work. The challenges are too great. The stakes are too high.

 

Americans need real change.

 

In the coming weeks, we will begin a great debate about the future of this country with a man who has served it bravely and loves it dearly. And we will offer two very different visions of the America we see in the twenty-first century.

 

John McCain has already dismissed our call for change as eloquent but empty.

 

But he should know that it's a call that did not begin with my words. It's the resounding call from every corner of this country, from first-time voters and lifelong cynics, from Democrats and Republicans alike.

 

And together you and I are going to grow this movement to deliver that change in November.

 

Thank you,

 

Barack

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Lyndon LaRouche congratulated Hillary Clinton for a clear victory in the Ohio and Texas primaries, among Democratic voters. In Ohio, early results indicate a Clinton victory, with a very heavy turnout. In Ohio, no cross-over Republican voting is permitted. In Texas, early indications are that Hillary Clinton has won among Democratic voters, including a very strong showing among Democratic voters who had been undecided in the final days before the primary. The Texas outcome is clouded by questions of Republican Party intervention. Cross-over voting is allowed in Texas.

 

LaRouche reiterated that he is very pleased that Hillary Clinton is clearly very much on top of the situation, showing ``courage under fire,'' which is a vital leadership quality that the next President must possess to deal with the monumental crises. LaRouche added that, obviously, former Senator Tom Daschle and company failed in their effort to eliminate Hillary Clinton from the race.

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Lyndon LaRouche congratulated Hillary Clinton for a clear victory in the Ohio and Texas primaries, among Democratic voters.

 

Lyndon LaRouche was a little premature in stating Hillary won a clear victory in Texas. I think Democrats are going to lose the Presidency come November. Sen. Barack Obama is and has been a favorite of the African-American community. We will not vote for Clinton if she steals the nomination.

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