Obama Wins Democrats Abroad Global Primary
Media Contact: Jody Couser, Press Officer
United States (410) 757-5852
For Immediate Release
February 22, 2008
CORRECTION: DEMOCRATS ABROAD ISSUES CORRECTION TO DELEGATES AWARDED TO EACH CANDIDATE
CORRECTED DELEGATE ALLOCATION:
OBAMA WINS 3 DELEGATE VOTES (6 DELEGATES)
CLINTON WINS 1.5 DELEGATE VOTES (3 DELEGATES)
Washington, DC – Today, Democrats Abroad issued a correction to the organization's Global Primary results first released on Thursday, February 21, 2008. Due to a programming error in a spreadsheet column intended to calculate the sum of votes in Barcelona, Spain, results reported for that location were incorrect. The correct calculation changes the number of delegates awarded to each candidate.
Under the Democrats Abroad Delegate Selection Plan, the results of the worldwide primary are to be applied to the Regional Caucuses once the allocation of delegates to each Caucus is made. The corrected results now allocate 2 delegates to be elected by the Americas Regional Caucus, 1 to be elected by Asia-Pacific Regional Caucus, and 6 delegates to be elected by the Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Caucus.
With the correction, there is now 1 delegate each for Obama and Clinton in the Americas, 1 delegate for Obama in Asia-Pacific, and 4 delegates for Obama and 2 for Clinton in EMEA.
These results determine the allocation of 4.5 delegate votes at the Democratic National Convention. Senator Obama won 3 delegate votes, and Senator Clinton 1.5 delegate vote. A further 2.5 votes will be determined at the Democrats Abroad Global Convention in April. In addition, Democrats Abroad holds 4 superdelegate votes. A total of 22 delegates, each with a half vote, will attend the Convention.
The Democrats Abroad Global Primary was conducted February 5-12, 2008. Balloting took place at voting centers in over 30 countries, by mail and fax, and for the first time, on the Internet through a secure online voting system. Online ballots were cast from 164 countries and territories, from Antarctica to Zambia.
Democrats Abroad Regional Caucuses will take place in Brussels on March 15 and 16, 2008, for Europe-Middle East-Africa and in Vancouver, BC, on April 11, 2008, for the Americas and Asia-Pacific.
The Democrats Abroad Global Convention will take place in Vancouver, BC, April 12-13, 2008.
The Democratic National Convention will take place in Denver, Colorado, August 25-28, 2008.
The U.S. Presidential Election will take place on November 4, 2008. Deadlines for requesting overseas absentee ballots vary per state. To vote in the U.S. Presidential Election in November, overseas voters must request a ballot from local voting authorities in the place where they last resided in the U.S., also possible at www.VoteFromAbroad.org
Democrats Abroad also corrected other more minor errors that do not affect the delegate allocation. For a complete look at the corrected Global Primary results broken down by country committee, please visit www.democratsabroad.org
Democrats Abroad is the official overseas branch of the U.S. Democratic
Party. With members in more than 100 countries around the globe, Democrats
Abroad holds eight positions on the Democratic National Committee and sends
a voting delegation to the Democratic National Convention to select our