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@abulsme Updates from 2012-08-29 (UTC)

  • RT @BreakingNews: Hurricane Isaac makes landfall in extreme southeastern Louisiana – NHC via @Reuters #
  • RT @michellemalkin: Thanks to Boehner’s deaf ears, minority reports squashed. Floor fight squashed. Mission accomplished, party bosses. #
  • RT @ktumulty: Remember when people thought there might be a brokered convention? Good times. http://t.co/AjogQavz #gop2012 #
  • RT @owillis: fyi: in 2008, mccain got 98% of the delegates at the convention. bush got 99% in 2000. #
  • RT @BenjySarlin: RT @ByronTau: Can’t wait for when West Virginia has to give incarcerated felon Keith Judd delegates next week! #
  • RT @Adampasick: Ann Romney: I am here to talk about love. Chris Christie: Love is bullshit. #
  • Reading – 2012 (thus far) vs 2008: visualizing the swing (Simon Jackman) http://t.co/CadgUgS9 #
  • Reading – Wonderfully Wild Wednesday: Blue tongue (Rebecca Whitham) http://t.co/NPh860pY #
  • .@woodlandparkzoo My skink Mike’s tongue: http://t.co/UYSyeFyq No blue ice pops! :-) #

Grama Leslie Visit Day 7

Grandma Leslie poses for the camera (Photo by Amy)

Amy in line for a ride. (Photo by Grandma Leslie)

Amy getting on the ride. (Photo by Grandma Leslie)

Amy rides the ride (Photo by Brandy)

Assessing the slide (Photo by Amy)

Fun house mirror! (Photo by Amy)

Hi Mom! (Photo by Amy)

Finally coming down the slide…  with help.  (Photo by Grandma Leslie)

Riding the Carousel – Again (Photo by Brandy)

Alex’s very first roller coaster ride!!  Daddy was very sad he missed it.  Sniff.  :-(  (Photo by Brandy)

Success!!  (Photo by Grandma Leslie)

Birds!  (Photo by Amy)

A fish was won!  (Photo by Amy)

Going to the fair is dirty work!  (Photo by Amy)

Amy blurring down the big slide (Photo by Grandma Leslie)

Grandma Leslie at dinner

Telling grumpy daddy about the scary roller coaster ride he missed

A fishy face for the prize fish in its new home

Playing with Sister

Grandma Leslie with her more furry grandchild.

[Edit 2012 Aug 30 00:15 UTC to make minor edit to one of the captions.]

2012 Republican Delegate Count: Final Results

While there are still speeches yet to come, and a few more things my happen at the Republican National Convention, the actual nomination is now complete.  The Republicans officially have a nominee.  So time to review the final results of the delegate race.

Stage Bachma. Gingri. Huntsm. Paul Perry Romney Santor. Roemer NV/U
Peak 2 159 2 173 6 1571 268 0
Final Est 1 142 0 173 0 1555 247 0 168
Roll Call 1 0 1 190 0 2061 9 1 23
Official 0 0 0 0 0 2061 0 0 255

Peak represents the highest delegate estimate the candidate had during the primary season (not counting the final convention results).

The final estimates reflect the best estimates used here as of the “end” of the primary season. Specifically these is the estimate on August 22nd 2012, right before Gingrich and Santorum released their delegates. These released delegates were then free to vote for whoever they wanted in the Roll Call.

The roll call represents the count of the votes verbally given by the states at the Roll Call at the convention on August 28th 2012. (There were five votes in Pennsylvania that some reported as going to Paul Ryan, others have said the speaker said “Paul, Ron”.  I believe these were intended for Ron Paul, so have counted them as such.)

The official count represents the vote as recorded by the convention. Romney was the only candidate who was officially nominated and seconded at the convention, so therefore was the only candidate who could officially receive votes and have them registered. Officially any votes for anybody else were equivalent to abstentions.

Lots more details on the final results of the full process can be found on the Results of the 2012 Republican Party presidential primaries page on Wikipedia, Green Papers (including totals), and DCW.

Note: Charts from the Abulsme.com 2012 Republican Delegate Count Graphs page.  The first and second charts represent the % of remaining delegates the candidates needed in order to reach 1144 and win the nomination.  Going above 100% represented being mathematically eliminated, dropping to 0% represented “clinching” the nomination.  The first chart shows this by date, while the second shows this by % of the delegates determined so far.  The third chart is the % of delegates the candidate has collected. The fourth is the actual number of delegates.  These numbers include estimates of the eventual results of multi-stage caucus processes as those estimates were refined over time.  The final data point represents the roll call count, not the official results which only counted votes for Romney.

[Edit 2012 Aug 29 14:59 to add two more charts and revise the final note.]

[Edit 2012 Aug 29 15:42 to add links to sources for more info.]