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Anti-Obama Delegates to DNC Not Confirmed

Louisiana State Democratic Party Undecided

• April 11, 2012 2:06 pm

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The Louisiana state Democratic party won’t say if it will award three delegates to John Wolfe Jr., a lawyer who peeled away more than 15 percent of Democratic primary voters from President Obama in three of the state’s congressional districts, entitling him to three delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

The Times-Picayune reports on the situation:

It would appear that Wolfe is the first candidate other than Obama to win delegates to the convention at which the president will be renominated. But the party leadership has refused to confirm that, although its rules say that any candidate who received more than 15 percent of the vote in any congressional district — as Wolfe did in three of the state's seven districts — is entitled to a proportional share of that district's pledged delegates.

Wolfe said the party, despite numerous inquiries, has not told him whether he needs to hustle up some delegate candidates pledged to his candidacy by Thursday's 5 p.m. deadline or risk losing the delegates he won in the primary when the delegates themselves are chosen at May 5 Congressional District caucuses.

Wolfe said he had a telephone conversation Tuesday with state party Executive Director Renee Lapeyrolerie that left him knowing no more at the end of the conversation than he knew at the beginning.

 

Published under: DNC, Louisiana, Obama Campaign