Will Puerto Rico decide everything?
Strange because of a number of things:
a. Puerto Rico has only 8 superdelegates and 55 delegates.
b. Puerto Ricans living in the island do not vote in the US Presidential elections. Puerto Ricans living in the fifty states do.
So here we have the Democrat party candidate for President possibly being decided by people who aren’t voting for him/her. Desperate times indeed.
Puerto Rico changed from 8 caucuses to a primary with voting places in all 1,800+ barrios in Puerto Rico’s 78 municipalities for its June
7 1st (see date correction below) Democrat primary. While Hillary believes she has the Hispanic vote, Anibal Acevedo, the Governor of Puerto Rico, has endorsed Obama:
As one of eight superdelegates from the island, Acevedo casts one of Puerto Rico’s 63 votes at the Democratic convention. The other 55 are apportioned based on the results of the island’s June 7 primary.
He [chairman of the Puerto Rican Democratic Party Roberto Prats] tells me that he and two other Puerto Rican superdelegates have declared their support for Clinton. But that still leaves 59 other delegates (56 of whom will be elected under proportional representation rules) up for grabs.
Prats said the contest has long been scheduled for June 1 and he attributed erroneous reports that list June 7 as the date to a typing mistake in a document sent to the national party.
(This pdf file explains the Puerto Rico delegate selection plan.)