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@abulsme Updates from 2012-05-15 (UTC)

  • Reading – In Congress, Dem and GOPer Working Together to Change the NDAA (Adam Serwer) http://t.co/XfZSIlMr #
  • Reading – Why We Regulate (Paul Krugman) http://t.co/MWSCjOaP #
  • RT @BuzzFeedBen: We're approaching the moment when the CW becomes Romney landslide. #
  • Reading – Former Astronaut Criticizes NASA’s Current Course (Jason Major) http://t.co/qNQBmNhQ #
  • Reading – Poll: Romney's Pulling Ahead (Katrina Trinko) http://t.co/CqZVIOQ0 #
  • Reading – Ridiculously Early Look At Electoral Math (Chris Weigant) http://t.co/gAdpOyD0 #
  • Reading – Ron Paul is not OUT! He is UP! (Doug Wead) http://t.co/4ZPdq2UA #
  • Reading – Ron Paul’s message to the GOP (James Hohmann) http://t.co/Te1Kryam #
  • RT @ZekeJMiller: Americans Elect can't find a candidate. Will announce "next steps" on Thursday. #
  • RT @wikileaks: Bush was president of extra-judicial detention, Obama is president of extra-judicial killing – Begg on #Assange show #
  • RT @BuzzFeedBen: Americans Elect wants you to know that total lack of interest in AE doesn't reflect lack of interest in AE #

2012 Republican Delegate Count: Another West Virginia Update

Charts from the Abulsme.com 2012 Republican Delegate Count Graphs page.  When a candidate gets down to 0%, they have clinched the nomination.  If they get above 100%, they have been mathematically eliminated.  The first chart is by date, the second is by “% of Delegates Already Allocated”.  These numbers include estimates of the eventual results of multi-stage caucus processes which will be refined as the later stages occur.

Very minor one delegate update in West Virginia.  In fact, today’s update is the mirror image of the update we made on May 10.  On that day a delegate listed as Romney moved over to the TBD column.  Today, a delegate from the TBD column moves to the Romney column.  West Virginia is now Romney 24, Santorum 2, TBD 5.

So +1 delegate for Romney today.  He must be thrilled.

In terms of % of remaining needed to win, Romney goes from 23.1% to 23.0%.

Oregon is voting in a few hours, so there may be an ever so slightly more interesting update tomorrow.

Edit 2012 May 15 15:43 UTC – Nebraska too!

Edit 2012 May 16 14:33 UTC – Although Nebraska’s vote was non-binding and thus no delegates were awarded.