Rangel: Texas Democrats will be reviewing caucus system

July 5, 2008 by  
Filed under Blog, News & Commentary

ENRIQUE RANGEL
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Apparently party leaders have seen the handwriting on the wall.

At the state convention last month thousands of die-hard Clinton supporters – many of them from the South Plains and the Panhandle where the New York senator easily defeated the now-presumed Democratic nominee Barack Obama – voiced their strong disapproval of the Two-Step Caucus system.

How is it possible, they asked, that Clinton won the popular vote – albeit narrowly – yet Obama won the majority of the state’s 228 delegates to the party’s national convention in Denver in late August.

Some of Clinton’s supporters like state Sen. Juan Hinojosa and Rep. Veronica Gonzales, both from McAllen, have said that the Texas Two-Step Caucus is not only confusing but undemocratic and if the party doesn’t eliminate it or overhaul it they will try to do it when the Legislature convenes in January.

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