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    Is Biden winning South Carolina by 15 or 20 points enough to make him a contender again or is it too late for him to make a comeback?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superbat View Post
    Is Biden winning South Carolina by 15 or 20 points enough to make him a contender again or is it too late for it to help him?
    I'm not sure how many delegates are up for grabs in SC compared to how many have been handed out and people's positions in the current delegate race, precisely, but like all democratic party primary states, it uses a proportional representation system. If Biden wins with, say, 40% of the vote, he gets 40% of the delegates. It really just depends on how many are actually available. Running up tallies in big states is how Hillary stayed viable for a long time in 2008 and how she won in 2016, much like how Bernie's large caucus victories kept him in the race and narrow wins in a few larger states didn't do much to help him.

    A quick google shows that Hillary got 39 delegates from SC in 2012 with 73% of the vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    I'm not sure how many delegates are up for grabs in SC compared to how many have been handed out and people's positions in the current delegate race, precisely, but like all democratic party primary states, it uses a proportional representation system. If Biden wins with, say, 40% of the vote, he gets 40% of the delegates. It really just depends on how many are actually available. Running up tallies in big states is how Hillary stayed viable for a long time in 2008 and how she won in 2016, much like how Bernie's large caucus victories kept him in the race and narrow wins in a few larger states didn't do much to help him.

    A quick google shows that Hillary got 39 delegates from SC in 2012 with 73% of the vote.
    https://www.270towin.com/2020-democratic-nomination

    So they have 54 delegates. Let's say Biden gets 40% and Bernie gets 25%. Biden would get 22 and Bernie would get 14. That would put the delegates at a 59-37 advantage for Bernie. Significant, but really until the big dogs like Texas vote it's hard to say.

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    The Trump administration sent a team of government officials to receive patients from the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic without adequate protection, a whistleblower reportedly alleged in a complaint.

    The unnamed whistleblower reportedly a high-ranking female official in the Department of Health and Human Services alleged in the complaint to the Office of Special Counsel that Trump administration officials retaliated against her after she raised concerns about the lack of protection.
    The new revelation came in reports from the Washington Post and New York Times.
    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckra...virus-response

    This administration is the worst.

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    Meanwhile, in India:

    NEW DELHI — To many in the eastern Delhi neighborhood where a convulsion of religious violence erupted this week, it all began with one man.
    Kapil Mishra, a local politician withIndia’s leading Hindu nationalist party, had just lost an election. Acquaintances in the area, which now feels like a war zone, said he had been looking for a way to bounce back.
    Mr. Mishra, 39, is known for his outspoken views and flexible politics. As an upper-caste Hindu from a political family, he had worked for Amnesty International and Greenpeace, and risen in the ranks of one of India’s most progressive political organizations. But several years ago he shifted allegiance across the political spectrum to the Bharatiya Janata Party, India’s current governing party, which has deep roots in Hindu supremacist ideology.
    None of this is going to end well.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/26/w...il-mishra.html

    “On the whole, the Delhi riots of this week are now beginning to look like a pogrom, la Gujarat 2002 and Delhi 1984,” said Ashutosh Varshney, the director of the Center for Contemporary South Asia at Brown University.
    While the death toll is nowhere near that of those earlier bouts, the episodes shared a disturbing similarity, Mr. Varshney said, with “mobs unleashing savage violence while the cops look away, or join the mob, instead of neutrally intervening to crush the riot.”
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