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@abulsme Updates from 2012-03-17 (UTC)

  • Reading – Retracting "Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory" (This American Life) http://t.co/MLSNQsGo #
  • RT @mattyglesias: Amazing how primitive Captain Kirk's communicator is compared to my iPhone. #
  • RT @mattyglesias: On the other hand, Siri is awful compared to Starfleet's voice operated computers. #
  • RT @ModeledBehavior: This whole Mike Daisey debacle doesn't make me trust Ira Glass any less. Class act, clearly cares about the truth. #
  • Reading – Obama quaffs Guinness pint in St Patrick’s Day outing (Olivier Knox) http://t.co/jOblB3E5 #
  • Reading – All Odds Aside, GOP Girding for Floor Fight (Meggan Haller) http://t.co/Pr80J3Ot #
  • Reading – WTF: Beginning in July, ISP’s will start monitoring and policing user activity (BitShare) http://t.co/v5bnEAJ1 #
  • Reading – Do The Primaries Still Matter? (Andrew Sullivan) http://t.co/sIRaGwzg #
  • Reading – Lies (Jeff Jarvis) http://t.co/QZbzIdT1 #
  • Reading – A Few Thoughts on the Missouri Caucuses (Josh Putnam) http://t.co/d7st6a4j #
  • Reading – In Need of a Game Change, Santorum Plays Small Ball (Nate Silver)
    http://t.co/PaS3alVC #

2012 Republican Delegate Count: Another Super for Romney

Chart from the Abulsme.com 2012 Republican Delegate Count Graphs page.  When a candidate gets down to 0%, they have cinched the nomination.  If they get up past 100%, they have been mathematically eliminated.  Rather than the date on the x-axis, we show the “% of Delegates Already Allocated” as this better represents the progress through the race.  Note that these numbers include estimates of the eventual results of multi-stage caucus processes which will be refined as the later stages occur.

Very minor update today.  One new superdelegate from Indiana endorsed Romney.  You can barely see the effect on the charts with a microscope.  If one must look, Romney’s “% of remaining needed to win” drops from 49.17% to 49.13%.  Santorum’s rises from 68.66% to 68.71%.  At this stage, one delegate barely budges the numbers.

So we await Puerto Rico this weekend for the next big batch of delegates.