More Political Numbers
[We deviate from our normal indie rock and pop culture schedule for a little politics. And, yes, I'm currently skipping Vampire Weekend at the Rock and Roll Hotel. Just not in the mood.]
I just did this math for myself since none of the major news organizations seem interested in doing it. While they've totaled up the popular vote for Super Tuesday, they haven't added up the entire popular vote throughout the primary season to date.
Leaving out Iowa and Nevada, which were caucuses and don't report real numbers, the popular vote looks like this (according to CNN.com info):
Note, though, that this doesn't include Michigan or Florida, whose delegates aren't as of now being seated by the DNC and where neither Clinton nor Obama really spent much time campaigning (though Clinton clearly made both states a higher priority than Obama, for various reasons). Indeed, Obama wasn't even on the ballot in Michigan. If you do take those two states into account, the numbers look like this:
What does any of this mean? No idea. I'll leave analysis to the real analysts. I've just been obsessed with the numbers lately, and this was one that I just couldn't find anywhere else.
And, yes, I'm supporting Obama, if my earlier posts haven't made that clear already.